Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-05-27
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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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 Statementp. ix
About the Editorsp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xiii
Introduction: Adult and Continuing Education as an Intellectual Commonsp. 1
The Centrality of the Adult Learner and Adult Learning
Adult Learnersp. 13
Access and Participationp. 25
Adult Learningp. 35
Adult Developmentp. 49
Group and Organizational Learningp. 59
Creation of Open Exchanges of Knowledge, Theory, and Practice
Theoretical Frameworks for Understanding the Fieldp. 71
Histories of Adult Education: Constructing the Pastp. 83
International and Comparative Adult and Continuing Educationp. 93
Policy and Adult Learning and Educationp. 103
Sociology of Adult and Continuing Education: Some Key Understandings for the Field of Practicep. 113
Adult and Continuing Education as a Field of Practice
Professionalization of the Field of Adult and Continuing Educationp. 125
Professional Identityp. 135
Facilitation and Design of Learningp. 147
Planning and Delivering of Programsp. 157
Assessment and Evaluationp. 167
Management and Leadershipp. 177
Diversity of Adult Learning Venues and Collective Endeavors
Adult Basic Educationp. 189
English Language Learning for Adultsp. 199
Adult Education for the Empowerment of Individuals and Communitiesp. 209
Adults in Four-Year Colleges and Universities: Moving From the Margin to Mainstream?p. 221
The Learning Landscape of Community Collegesp. 231
Employer-Sponsored Learning in the Workplacep. 243
Workers' Education for the 21st Centuryp. 253
Military Contributions to Adult Educationp. 263
Continuing Professional Educationp. 275
Spirituality and Adult Educationp. 285
Adult Education for Health and Wellnessp. 295
Environmental Adult Education: A Many-Voiced Landscapep. 305
Distance Education in the Age of the Internetp. 317
Adult Education in Cultural Institutions: Libraries, Museums, Parks, and Zoosp. 327
Centrality of Social Justicep. 337
Social Justice in Adult and Continuing Education: Laboring in the Fields of Reality and Hopep. 339
Struggles for Utopia(s)? Gender and Sexuality in Adult and Continuing Educationp. 351
Chasing the American Dream: Race and Adult and Continuing Educationp. 359
Adult and Continuing Education for an Aging Societyp. 369
Perspectives on Disability in Adult and Continuing Educationp. 379
Class and Place in Adult and Continuing Educationp. 389
The Future of Adult and Continuing Education Within a Global Context
Globalization and the Role of Adult and Continuing Education: Challenges and Opportunitiesp. 401
Paradox and Promise in the Knowledge Societyp. 411
Informal Learning in a Virtual Erap. 421
Creating and Re-creating Communityp. 431
Conclusion: Looking Back, Looking Forwardp. 441
Author Indexp. 453
Subject Indexp. 471
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