Humanistic Model in Adult Education and Science and Technology: Challenges of the 21st Century Developing Nation
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That humankind overcomes the terrible threats of boredom, meaninglessness and dehumanizing state of contemporary world is the result of the scientific and technological advancement, this paper considers humanistic model in adult education as liberal education appropriate for adult age. Using the humanistic model, adult education is discussed as a deliberate and systematically planned educational activity targeted at and designed around the interest and self-expressed concern of, the adult for solving their immediate problems with educational activity that is part-time. An integrated education is proposed for an integrated humanism in this age of science and technology because it liberates humans for self-awareness which is the sum of consciousness with intelligent active nature, free-will with the drive towards self-actualization, social dimension, self-maintenance and self-enhancement. This education sets humans apart from other animals and must bring to an end the cleavage between work or useful activity and the blossoming of spiritual life and disinterested joy in knowledge and beauty, which is to perceive the genuinely democratic character of education in an age of science and technology. The paper did recognize the challenges of the 21st century developing nations in terms of infrastructures and educational management.
Humanistic Model , Science and Technology , Adult Eduaction , 21st Century Development , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
. Francis M, Isichei and Anyikwa, E.B (2011). Humanistic Model in Adult Education and Science and Technology: Challenges of the 21st Century Developing Nation. In Annals of Modern Education. 3(1), p. 1-9.