Story: Adult education

New Education Fellowship conference, 1937

Adult education was a major theme of the New Education Fellowship conference held in Auckland in 1937. The New Education Fellowship was an international organisation that promoted equal access to educational opportunities and new learning philosophies. Conference sessions were held at the four university colleges (Auckland, Victoria, Canterbury and Otago) and papers were given by renowned educationalists from all over the world. A visiting American scholar hailed the adult education work of Gwen and Crawford Somerset in Oxford, Canterbury. These are some of the conference delegates, including (at bottom left) New Zealand educationalist Clarence Beeby (then director of the New Zealand Institute of Educational Research), distinguished American psychologist and educationalist Susan Isaacs and Victoria University College professor Thomas Hunter. 

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19370714-54-1

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Adult education - Further developments, 1915 to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/46605/new-education-fellowship-conference-1937 (accessed 25 March 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012