THE newly‐constituted Adult Education Committee of the Board of Education has settled down to work, and librarians of every class will await its recommendations with much interest. It embodies representatives of many associations concerned, but its character is highly academic, and possibly unduly so in view of the practical work to be examined. Some disappointment has been expressed that no librarians have been invited to serve on the Committee, even though the best work of the librarian is mainly educational, and with adults. Progress in adult educational work in the widest sense depends on proper methods of advance, and the Board of Education should by this time know that every aspect of such work has a vital interest for librarians, many of whom were doing practical work of the kind long before the subject of adult education threatened to become a cult. Even the anæmic Eastbourne Memorandum indicates that.
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