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This new volume provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art for the field of adult and continuing education. With contributions by 75 leading authors in the field the Handbook offers a solid foundation for understanding the current guiding beliefs, practices and tensions faced in the field. Adult education scholars, programme administrators, and teachers have depended upon these rich handbooks to develop and refine their own understandings and approaches to their work and scholarship.This volume offers expanded discussions in the areas of social justice, the impacts of technology, and the global dimensions of adult and continuing education. An entire section is devoted to the centrality of social justice in adult and continuing education with chapters included on gender and sexuality and adult education, race and adult and continuing education, adult and continuing education and an aging society, class and place in adult and continuing education, and perspectives on disability in adult and continuing education.
Table of Contents
|AAACE Statement||p. ix|
|About the Editors||p. xi|
|List of Contributors||p. xiii|
|Introduction: Adult and Continuing Education as an Intellectual Commons||p. 1|
|The Centrality of the Adult Learner and Adult Learning|
|Adult Learners||p. 13|
|Access and Participation||p. 25|
|Adult Learning||p. 35|
|Adult Development||p. 49|
|Group and Organizational Learning||p. 59|
|Creation of Open Exchanges of Knowledge, Theory, and Practice|
|Theoretical Frameworks for Understanding the Field||p. 71|
|Histories of Adult Education: Constructing the Past||p. 83|
|International and Comparative Adult and Continuing Education||p. 93|
|Policy and Adult Learning and Education||p. 103|
|Sociology of Adult and Continuing Education: Some Key Understandings for the Field of Practice||p. 113|
|Adult and Continuing Education as a Field of Practice|
|Professionalization of the Field of Adult and Continuing Education||p. 125|
|Professional Identity||p. 135|
|Facilitation and Design of Learning||p. 147|
|Planning and Delivering of Programs||p. 157|
|Assessment and Evaluation||p. 167|
|Management and Leadership||p. 177|
|Diversity of Adult Learning Venues and Collective Endeavors|
|Adult Basic Education||p. 189|
|English Language Learning for Adults||p. 199|
|Adult Education for the Empowerment of Individuals and Communities||p. 209|
|Adults in Four-Year Colleges and Universities: Moving From the Margin to Mainstream?||p. 221|
|The Learning Landscape of Community Colleges||p. 231|
|Employer-Sponsored Learning in the Workplace||p. 243|
|Workers' Education for the 21st Century||p. 253|
|Military Contributions to Adult Education||p. 263|
|Continuing Professional Education||p. 275|
|Spirituality and Adult Education||p. 285|
|Adult Education for Health and Wellness||p. 295|
|Environmental Adult Education: A Many-Voiced Landscape||p. 305|
|Distance Education in the Age of the Internet||p. 317|
|Adult Education in Cultural Institutions: Libraries, Museums, Parks, and Zoos||p. 327|
|Centrality of Social Justice||p. 337|
|Social Justice in Adult and Continuing Education: Laboring in the Fields of Reality and Hope||p. 339|
|Struggles for Utopia(s)? Gender and Sexuality in Adult and Continuing Education||p. 351|
|Chasing the American Dream: Race and Adult and Continuing Education||p. 359|
|Adult and Continuing Education for an Aging Society||p. 369|
|Perspectives on Disability in Adult and Continuing Education||p. 379|
|Class and Place in Adult and Continuing Education||p. 389|
|The Future of Adult and Continuing Education Within a Global Context|
|Globalization and the Role of Adult and Continuing Education: Challenges and Opportunities||p. 401|
|Paradox and Promise in the Knowledge Society||p. 411|
|Informal Learning in a Virtual Era||p. 421|
|Creating and Re-creating Community||p. 431|
|Conclusion: Looking Back, Looking Forward||p. 441|
|Author Index||p. 453|
|Subject Index||p. 471|
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