The Profession and Practice of Adult Education An Introduction

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/27/2007
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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The Profession and Practice of Adult Education is a timely book and an excellent introduction to the field. Drawing from an extensive volume of literature, it provides comprehensive coverage and a clear guide. Graduate students will benefit from it and practitioners will be kept abreast of changes that are occurring. -Peter Jarvis, professor of continuing education and senior research professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Author Biography

Sharan B. Merriam is professor of adult education at the University of Georgia.

Ralph G. Brockett is professor of adult education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Updated Edition
The Authors
Foundations of Adult Education
What Counts as Adult Education?
Philosophical Perspectives
Perspectives on the Past
Adult Education in Contemporary Society
The Organization and Delivery of Adult Education
Providers of Formal Adult Education
The Adult Learner and Concepts of Learning
The Global Context of Adult Education
Examining Access and Opportunity
Developing a Professional Field of Practice
Adult Education as a Developing Profession
The Unacknowledged Side of Practice
Reframing Practice: The Future of Adult Education
Epilogue: A Decade in Review and Trends for the Future
Name Index
Subject Index
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