Dr. Paulette Isaac

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  1. The Adult Education Phase of the African American Church Revisited

    Spring 2002 — Pages 7-23

    Although often overlooked in adult education literature as a context for adult learning, the African American church has historically played an important educational role in the lives of African American adults. At a time when educational opportunities were limited, the African American church took it upon itself to function in the role of educator. In 1945, in an article entitled The Negro Church and the Adult Education Phases of its Program, S. L. Gandy provided a glimpse of the types of educational programming that took place in the African American church in the early part of the twentieth century. He also identified factors that adversely impacted adult education in the church. The purpose of this study is to revisit adult education in the African American church and to identify factors that affect its educational programming. Today'??s church offers extensive educational opportunities. Four factors were found to impact adult education in the church today.

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