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Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, 3rd Edition

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3rd
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9780787975883

ISBN10:
0787975885
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/27/2006
Publisher(s):
Jossey-Bass
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Summary

In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults are engaged in? How does aging affect learning ability?

Author Biography

Sharan B. Merriam is professor of adult education at the University of Georgia. Merriam's research and writing activities have focused on the foundations of adult education, adult learning, adult development, and qualitative research methods. She has won the Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education for three books, including one for Learning in Adulthood.

Rosemary S. Caffarella is professor and chair of the Department of Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University. Her research and writing activities have focused on adult development and learning, program planning and evaluation, and leadership development. She has authored or coauthored a number of books, including the award-winning Learning in Adulthood.

Lisa M. Baumgartner is an associate professor of adult education at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Her research and writing focus on adult learning and development and women's contributions to the field of adult education. She is a recipient of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Cyril O. Houle Scholars Research Grant for Emerging Scholars in Adult Education.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Authors xv
PART ONE: ADULT LEARNING IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY 1(78)
1 The Social Context of Adult Learning
5(22)
2 Learning Environments and Learning Concepts
27(26)
3 Adult Learners: Who Participates and Why
53(26)
PART TWO: ADULT LEARNING THEORY AND MODELS 79(108)
4 Knowles's Andragogy, and Models of Adult Learning by McClusky, Illeris, and Jarvis
83(22)
5 Self-Directed Learning
105(25)
6 Transformational Learning
130(29)
7 Experience and Learning
159(28)
PART THREE: NEWER APPROACHES TO ADULT LEARNING 187(84)
8 Embodied, Spiritual, and Narrative Learning
189(28)
9 Learning and Knowing: Non-Western Perspectives
217(24)
10 Critical Theory, Postmodern, and Feminist Perspectives
241(30)
PART FOUR: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 271(168)
11 Traditional Learning Theories
275(23)
12 Adult Development
298(27)
13 Cognitive Development in Adulthood
325(34)
14 Intelligence and Aging
359(32)
15 Memory, Cognition, and the Brain
391(30)
16 Reflections on Learning in Adulthood
421(18)
References 439(65)
Name Index 504(13)
Subject Index 517


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