9781555423124

Learning in Adulthood

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  • ISBN13:

    9781555423124

  • ISBN10:

    1555423124

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/1991
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
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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?

Table of Contents

Part One: The Context and Environment of Adult Learning.
1. Social and Cultural Influences.
2. Learning in Formal Settings.
3. Learning as a Self-Directed Activity.
Part Two: The Adult Learner.
4. Characteristics and Objectives of Learners.
5. Why A

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