This book fills a void in the scholarly treatment of Alain Locke by providing the reader with a comprehensive view of Locke’s vision of mass, and adult, education as instruments for social change. It is representative of the remarkable optimistic manifesto of 1925 in which the “New Negro,” by virtue of a cosmopolitan education emphasizing value pluralism, would become a full participant in American culture. This text delineates Locke’s crucial contribution to the philosophy of adult education and provides insights into how he expected others to use his aesthetic, literary, and anthropological theories as instruments for social and political transformation.
”[An] excellent book … well-written … This book would interest higher-education faculty and graduate students in adult education, African-American studies, and sociology of education … Highly recommended.” in:
CHOICE, December 2003
List of Illustrations Editorial Foreword by J. Everet Green Guest Foreword by Leonard Harris Author’s Preface ONE. Introduction TWO. Andragogy and the Education of African American Adults THREE. Contributions to the Adult Education Movement 1. The Harlem and Atlanta Experiments 2. Associates in Negro Folk Education 3. National Conferences on Adult Education FOUR. The Education Triumvirate: Washington, DuBois, and Locke FIVE. Locke’s Contemporary Importance and Universal Applications of Lockean Philosophy of Adult Education Notes About the Author Illustrations Bibliography Index