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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 3 (July 1, 1929)

Adult Education in New Zealand

Adult Education in New Zealand.

The funds for the prosecution of this work come from grants by the Government, the University and public bodies, and from donations. Those who control these sources have been far-seeing enough to realise the benefits that flow from this kind of civic service.

Lord Bryce—one of the wisest investigators of democracy—said: “The prospect of improving the relations of states and peoples to one another depends ultimately upon the possibility of improving human nature itself…. Can it be raised to and sustained at a higher level than it has yet attained?” That is the great question. The answer to that question lies in great part with the development of a wider system of education for adults.