The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.
|Creator:||McKinley, John, 1921-2011|
|Title:||John McKinley Papers|
|Quantity:||2 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Writings, correspondence, memorabilia of the adult educator, proponent of Participation Training and developer of the Indiana Plan (for adult education in the church); also includes published writings by others.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
John McKinley (1921-2011) was an American adult educator, proponent of Participation Training, and developer of the Indiana Plan (for adult education in the church).
McKinley received his Bachelor's degree from Indiana State University (1947) and his M.A. (1949) and Ed.D. (1960) from Indiana University. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1952 and taught for more than thirty years, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1983. His focus areas were in diagnostic theory and practice in group and organizational settings, and in small group training and development. He was also interested in adult education in the church, for which he developed the Indiana Plan to assist denominations in planning adult education.
He authored numerous books, book chapters, articles, and papers, including Design for Adult Education in the Church and Participation Training for Adult Education. In 1975 he received the Outstanding Adult Educator of the Year award from the Adult Education Association of the USA (now the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, or AAACE).
The John McKinley Papers consist of correspondence-subject files, memorabilia, and writings.
Correspondence-subject files contain book reviews, notes on lyceums in early America, and correspondence with two churches on McKinley's Indiana Plan. Memorabilia contains letters and tributes on the occasion of McKinley's retirement in 1983. Writings contains writings by McKinley (articles, books, a dissertation) and by others (books, one dissertation).
Correspondence-subject files are arranged alphabetically. Writings are subdivided into those by McKinley, listed alphabetically by title, and those by others, listed alphabetically by author.
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The library holds a considerable number of collections related to adult and continuing education, as well as numerous other resources in the general collection. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing of manuscript collections, and to the Classic Catalog for circulating items.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
John McKinley Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of John McKinley, 2008.
Created by: MRC
Date: 8 Dec 2008
Revision history: 8 Aug 2022 - bioghist updated to reflect McKinley's death in 2011 (MRC)
|Box 1||Book reviews of McKinley's books 1961, undated|
|Box 1||Boyd correspondence on the Indiana Plan 1956-1958|
|Box 1||Lyceums undated - photocopies of articles, research notes, etc|
|Box 1||McKitrick correspondence on the Indiana Plan 1958|
|Box 1||Peel, Donald circa 1981|
|Box 1||Retirement letters, tributes, etc 1983|
|Box 2||Creative Methods for Adult Classes 1960|
|Box 1||The Cyclical Tradition undated - notes, drafts, typescripts, microfiche (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Design for Adult Education in the Church, co-authored with Paul Bergevin 1958|
|Box 2||Group Development Through Participation Training 1980|
|Box 2||Guide to Program Planning 1965 (2 copies)|
|Box 2||Participation Training for Adult Education, coauthored with Paul Bergevin 1965|
|Box 2||"A participation training program in a mental hospital: an experiment in adult education" 1960 - McKinley's dissertation for his Ed.D. degree, Indiana University|
|Box 2||"Participation training in perspective: problems, issues, and futures" in Viewpoints, vol. 51, no. 4 July 1975 - special issue on participation training (2 copies)|
|Box 1||"Pedantic thoughts on the meaning and nature of continuing education" in Adult Leadership February, 1972|
|Box 2||Studies in Education 1960 (Thesis Abstract Series) 1961 - McKinley is on p. 283|
|Box 1||"Material to be developed further"|
|Box 1||"MSS to be typed"|
|Box 2||Bates, Bonnie / Lifeline (Melbourne): A Case Study in the Use and Training of Volunteer Telephone Counsellors 1978 (2 copies (1 hardcover, 1 paperback))|
|Box 2||Blumberg, Arthur and Robert T. Golembiewski / Learning and Change in Groups 1976 - heavily annotated throughout by McKinley|
|Box 2||Bode, Carl / The American Lyceum: Town Meeting of the Mind 1956 - heavily annotated throughout by McKinley|
|Box 2||Bureau of Studies in Adult Education / Strategies for Teaching Effectiveness: A Collaborative Experience 1976|
|Box 2||Delalic, Esref / Workers' Universities in Yugoslavia: An Adult Education Modality 1979 - inscribed by author|
|Box 2||Grattan, C. Hartley, ed. / American Ideas About Adult Education, 1710-1951 1959 - heavily annotated throughout by McKinley|
|Box 2||International Journal of Religious Education vol. 35, no. 9 May 1959 - special issue on the Christian education of adults|
|Box 2||Kadoya, Shinji / "The application of group discussion in Japanese society" 1977 - dissertation for M.S. Ed. degree for which McKinley was thesis adviser; includes note from author|
|Box 2||Leskinnen, Heiki / The Provincial Folk School in Finland (Indiana University Monograph Series in Adult Education, No. 3) 1968|
|Box 2||Leypoldt, Martha M. / 40 Ways to Teach in Groups 1967 - inscribed to McKinley|
|Box 2||Leypoldt, Martha M. / Learning is Change: Adult Education in the Church 1971 - inscribed to McKinley|
|Box 2||McKenzie, Leon / Decision Making in Your Parish 1980 - inscribed by author|
|Box 2||McKenzie, Leon / The Religious Education of Adults 1982|
|Box 2||Rock, Michael / Grippings: Trusted Meanings on the Human Journey 1987|
|Box 2||Rock, Michael / Reflections: The Human Journey 1985 - inscribed by author|