Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Adult Education and Revolution

Paradigma of Radical, Pedagogical Thought

by Frederick W. Dame (Author)
Monographs 244 Pages


This book is applicable to every country's education system: from rich, post-industrial USA, Europe, and Asia to poor, developing Middle and South America, Africa, and Asia; from republican-democracies to totalitarian states. The author has researched, analyzed, and interpreted Rousseau's educational philosophy from Emile, Du Contrat Social, Discours sur l'Inégalité, etc., and applied it to the areas of adult education and revolution, this being the first time they have been connected by Rousseau's theories. Radical educators (Meiklejohn, Illich, Freire) are presented as modern Rousseaus. The important roles of programs, family, and State are discussed. The contents are controversial, penetrative, caustic, thought-provoking. All those politically interested and involved, from adult educators to Zeitgeist politicians, should read Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Adult Education and Revolution.


ISBN (Book)
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1999. 244 pp.

Biographical notes

Frederick W. Dame (Author)

The Author: Frederick William Dame did interdisciplinary studies in English, political science, political theory, and history at Norwich University (BA) and the University of New Hampshire (M.A.); Adult Education, University of Southern California (MS Ed.); Politikwissenschaft, Universität des Saarlandes (Dr. rer. pol.); Anglistik, Universität Koblenz-Landau (M.A. and Dr. phil.). He has had a long pedagogical career in the USA with the University of New Hampshire and in Rheinland-Pfalz; with the University of Maryland and the Universität Kaiserslautern.


Title: Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Adult Education and Revolution