George Demetion and Adult Literacy

Progressive Librarian winter 2005.2006 includes an essay on the work of adult educator, George Demetrion.


"Why is there such little general understanding among librarians of the educational role of the public library when it has long been a basis of the library’s rationale and, as shown by recent IMLS budgets and mission statements, has provided the impetus for additional funding?"..."To understand the intellectual and philosophical basis of adult education, librarians would benefit by turning to the writing of George Demetrion, director of adult literacy programming in Hartford, Connecticut."


Another review:

Book review: Conflicting Paradigms in Adult Literacy Education: In Quest of a U.S. Democratic Politics of Literacy by Jill Grose.