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Dimensions Of Adult Learning

Author : Griff Foley
ISBN : 9780335225040
Genre : Education
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Annotation. â&€&œGriff Foley has done those of us who are interested in adult learning a favourâ&€¦ Dimensions of Adult Learning provides an up-to-date, internationally relevant and comprehensive overview of an increasingly diverse field of studyâ&€¦ an ideal introduction to the field for teachers, researchers and policy-makers."Journal of Education and Work â&€&œ[The book] lives up to its ambitious name and has something to offer policy-makers and practitioners who want to take a fresh look at the expanding world of adult learning.â&€& Talisman â&€&œThis timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice.â&€& â&€&“ Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham. This broad introduction to adult and post-compulsory education offers an overview of the field for students, adult educators and workplace trainers. The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and surveys innovations and issues in adult education and learning. It also examines adult learning in different contexts: on-line learning, problem-based learning, organisational and vocational learning. Edited by internationally known academic Griff Foley, the book features chapters from leading contributors in the UK, North America, Australia and worldwide. Contributors: Damon Anderson, Francesca Beddie; Carmel Borg; Bob Boughton; Mike Brown; Shauna Butterwick; Tara Fenwick; Laurie Field; Keith Forrester; Vernon Galloway;Andrew Gonczi; Nancy Grudens-Schuck; Joce Jesson; Linda Leach; Peter Mayo; John McIntyre; Paul McTigue; Mike Newman; Tom Nesbit; Kjell Rubenson; Peter Rushbrook; Tom Sork; Barbara Sparks; Bruce Spencer; Peter Stephenson; Nelly Stromquist; Lucy Taksa; Mark Tennant; Shirley Walters; Michael Welton
Category: Education

Handbook Of Adult And Continuing Education

Author : Carol E. Kasworm
ISBN : 9781412960502
Genre : Education
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Drawing on the contributions of 75 leading authors in the field, this 2010 Edition of the respected Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education provides adult education scholars, programme administrators, and teachers with a solid foundation for understanding the current guiding beliefs, practices, and tensions faced in the field, as well as a basis for developing and refining their own approaches to their work and scholarship. Offering expanded discussions in the areas of social justice, technology, and the global dimensions of adult and continuing education, the Handbook continues the tradition of previous volumes with discussions of contemporary theories, current forms and contexts of practice, and core processes and functions. Insightful chapters examine adult and continuing education as it relates to gender and sexuality, race, our aging society, class and place, and disability.
Category: Education

Political Sociology Of Adult Education

Author : Carlos Alberto Torres
ISBN : 9789462092273
Genre : Education
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Critical Theorist Carlos Alberto Torres offers a political sociology of adult learning and education, based on Critical Social Theory and the always inspiring work of Paulo Freire. Empirically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, this new book follows the footsteps of his classic book published in the early nineties The Politics of Nonformal Education in Latin America. Torres book offers comparative and international sociological analyses of adult learning and education, an area in which there is an obsession with ‘practice’ and an aversion to theory, with some notable and laudable exceptions, but which has the potential to provide avenues for social justice education in ways that no other systems and policies can. This book revitalizes social theory in education, and provides ample evidence of the power of adult learning and education, examining a variety of policy documents connected with the various adult education congresses promoted by the UNESCO, which are thoroughly scrutinized for what they bring to or omit from the policy agenda. In the context of new developments in adult learning and education, particularly the impact of multiple globalizations, neoliberalism, and the new role of international organizations in reconceptualizing lifelong learning, new evidence-based research, new narratives, and the vibrancy of social movements striving for a new and possible world, it is clear that new theoretical designs were needed making this is a must-read book.
Category: Education

Third Update On Adult Learning Theory

Author : Sharan B. Merriam
ISBN : 111804553X
Genre : Education
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This Third Update on Adult Learning Theory followstwo earlier volumes on the same topic, the ahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1555426840.html"firstpublished in 1993/a and the ahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0787957739.html"secondin 2001/a. Only one topic, transformative learning theory, can befound in all three updates, representing the continuingdevelopments in research and alternative theoretical conceptions ofTL. Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, threetopics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in thisthird update: spirituality and adult learning learning through the body narrative learning in adulthood Also new in this update is a chapter on non-Western perspectiveson learning and knowing. New developments in two other areas arealso explored: understanding the connection between the brain andlearning, and how modern and postmodern ways of knowing areconverging and are bring expressed in social movements. Theconcluding chapter identifies two trends in adult learning theoryfor the twenty-first century: attention to context, and to theholistic nature of learning in adulthood. This is 119th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report seriesahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-ACE.html"NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education/a. Noted forits depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult andContinuing Education is an indispensable series thatexplores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators,counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult andcontinuing education settings, such as colleges and universities,extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
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Adult Education For Community Development

Author : Edwin Hamilton
ISBN : 0313276129
Genre : Education
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Community development depends on effective social action, and effective social action requires the acquisition of related knowledge and skills. While other works on community development stress the role of economic and political factors, Hamilton's study is unique in its presentation of an educational model for promoting change within the community. The book is grounded on a theoretical base that recognizes the intrinsic motivation of many adults to improve their surroundings and which acknowledges that motivation must be matched with skills and information. At the heart of the study is a description and analysis of an educational community development model that can be modified to suit the needs and philosophies of a range of groups.
Category: Education

Adult Learning And Technology In Working Class Life

Author : Peter Sawchuk
ISBN : 0521817560
Genre : Psychology
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To date little is known about the everyday activities that make up the majority of people's learning lives. This book presents a critical approach to learning using situated learning and activity theory, drawing on the writings of Marx, Gramsci, Marxist-feminists, as well as the sociology of Bourdieu. Though many have demonstrated that schooling and adult training are deeply affected by issues of social class, this book explodes the myth that everyday learning, despite its apparent openness and freedom, can be understood as class-neutral. Based on life-history interviews, selected ethnographic observations in homes and factories, large-scale survey materials as well as microanalysis of human computer interaction, the analysis explores learning across the various spheres of 'working-class life'. The author draws on his own experience as a factory worker, labour educator and academic to offer the most detailed examination of computer literacy and lifelong learning practice amongst working-class people currently available.
Category: Psychology

Adult Education At The Crossroads

Author : Matthias Finger
ISBN : 1856497518
Genre : Education
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Adopting a social action perspective, this book is an assessment of where adult education now stands in the world. It argues that the purposes and rationale of adult education need to be reconceptualised for it to become an effective agent of change.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Research On Adult Learning And Development

Author : M Cecil Smith
ISBN : 9781135597405
Genre : Education
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The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies. Featuring contributions from prominent scholars across diverse disciplinary fields (education, developmental psychology, public policy, gerontology, neurology, public health, sociology, family studies, and adult education), the volume is organized around six themes: theoretical perspectives on adult development and learning research methods in adult development research on adult development research on adult learning aging and gerontological research policy perspectives on aging. The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, faculty, graduate students and practitioners whose work pertains to adult and lifespan development and learning.
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Exploring The Curriculum Dimensions Of Theories Based Adult Education

Author : Y. Gurcan Ultanir
ISBN : OCLC:1064136111
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As a result of social change over the past 20 years, there has been an economy-induced population movement in Turkey from eastern locales and rural areas to western regions and city centres. The effects of this domestic migration exemplify the problems of "integration faced by a migrating population". In Turkey the role of Public Education Centres is primarily to provide pre-vocational training to adult learners. The aim of this research is focused upon the following five research questions: a) What are the motivating factors for adults attending courses? b) Are the syllabi consistent with contemporary adult education theories? c) Which media are being used in the courses? d) Are adult learners being taken on excursions outside of the classroom to workshops and factories? e) What methods exist for measuring learning outcomes? The researchers developed a questionnaire to collect data. The questionnaire was composed within a framework of questions to provide insight to the following: i) Characteristics of adult learners, ii) The constructivism principles used in adult education, iii) Teaching techniques suitable for adults, and iv) Motivations behind course enrollment of adult learners. The content validity of the questionnaire was provided by expert opinions. Students attending Turkey-Mersin Public Education Centres between 2007-2008 were chosen as the subject population, with the questionnaires being distributed to 60 adult learners in this research. The findings can be summarized by the following: In the study it was found that students within the same course possessed educational backgrounds ranging from university graduates to those who had never attended a day of school in their lives. The motives behind course attendance exhibits a diversity of viewpoints among the adult learners. Most of the learners stated that they were learning the subject material for the first time. [A part of this study was presented at the 10th International Conference titled "Further Education in the Balkan Countries" (Selcuk University, Konya, Oct 23-26, 2008).] (Contains 8 tables and 1 footnote.).