Putting Human Industry into a Liberal Context: An Urban Georgic

  • Jonathan Kamholtz University of Cincinnati
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Adult Education, Continuing Education


Adult and continuing education are vehicles by which metropolitan universities have expanded their clienteles. Through planning, professional exchange, character, and hard work, the credentialing goals of continuing education are generally well met. But attention needs to be paid as well to expanding the adult curriculum into areas of more liberal study in ways that meet the needs and match the strengths of adult students and their teachers. One means to accomplish this might be to place work-in the largest possible sense of the word-at the curriculum's center.