Becoming Adult Learners Principles and Practices for Effective Development

ISBN-10: 0807744840
ISBN-13: 9780807744840
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Aims, Purposes, and Intentions of This Book
The Field of Adult Basic Skills Development
The Adult Development Team Study
The Content of this Book
Contributions of this Research to the ABE/ESOL Field
Understanding Constructive-Developmental Theory
The Nature of Transformational Learning: Development of Self
Kegan's Constructive-Developmental Perspective on Adulthood
Kegan's "Ways of Knowing"
Why Ways of Knowing Matter in the Classroom
The Holding Environment: A Dynamic Context for Growth
Summary
Research Method
Site and Participant Selection
Research Questions: What Did We Want to Learn?
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Summary
The Polaroid Learning Site
About Polaroid
About CEI's Adult Diploma Program
The 1998-1999 CEI Program at Polaroid
Cohorts and Collaborative Learning Defined
Summary
"Not I Alone": The Power of the Cohort and Collaborative Learning
"Everybody Thinks Differently": The Cohort as a Holding Environment for Learning and Teaching
"Like a Family": The Cohort as a Holding Environment for Emotional Support
"I Have a Better Appreciation for People": The Cohort as a Holding Environment for Perspective Broadening
Conclusion
"Good Teachers Understand Their Students": A Developmental View of Learners' Expectations of Their Teachers
How Learners Conceptualized Teacher-Learner Relationships
Summary and Conclusions
"We're Trying to Get Ahead": Changes in Learners' Conceptions of Themselves, Their Skills, and Their Relationship to Work
How Program Learning Influenced Learners' Work Lives
Conclusion
Implications of a New Pluralism for Program Design, Curriculum Development, Practice, Policy, and Research
Designing Programs that Center on the Cohort and Collaborative Learning
Creating a Developmental Curriculum
Contextualizing the Curriculum: Goal Setting
Conceptualizing Competency as a Developmental Continuum
Creating Opportunities for Development in the Classroom: Teaching Practice
Policymaking in Support of Developmental Learning
Promising Avenues for Developmental Research
An Appetite for Learning
Epilogue. Graduation: A Red-Letter Day
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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