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Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

ISBN-10: 1412960509
ISBN-13: 9781412960502
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

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.

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Table of Contents
Introduction: Adult and Continuing Education as an Intellectual Commons
Adult Learners
Access and Participation
Adult Learning
Adult Development
Group and Organizational Learning
Theoretical frameworks for understanding the field
Histories of Adult Education: Constructing the Past
International and Comparative Adult and Continuing Education
Policy and Adult Learning and Education
Sociology of Adult and Continuing Education: Some Key Understandings for the Field of Practice
Professionalization of the Field of Adult and Continuing Education
Professional Identity
Facilitation and Design of Learning
Planning and Delivery of Adult Learning Experiences
Assessment and Evaluation
Management and Leadership
Adult Basic Education
English Language Learning for Adults
Adult Education for the Empowerment of Indviduals and Communities
Adults in Four Years of Colleges and Universities: Moving from the Margin to Mainstream?
The Learning Landscape of Community Colleges
Employer-Sponsored Learning in the Workplace
Workers' Education for the twenty-first century
Armed Forces Education
Continuing Professional Education
Spirituality and Adult Education
Adult and Continuing Education for Health and Wellness
Environmental Adult and Continuing Education
Distance Education in the Age of the Internet
Adult Education in Cultural Institutions: Libraries, Museums, Parks, and Zoos
Social Justice in Adult and Continuing Education: Laboring in the Fields of Reality and Hope
Struggles for Utopia(s)?Gender and Sexuality in Adult and Continuing Education
Chasing the American Dream: Race and Adult and Continuing Education
Adult and Continuing Ed. In Relation to an Aging Society
Adult and Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities
Class and Place in Adult and Continuing Education
Globalization and the Role of Adult and Continuing Education: Challenges and Opportunities
The Knowledge Society and Adult and Continuing Education
Informal Learning in a Virtual Era
Creating and Re-Creating Community
Conclusion: Looking Forward, Looking Backward
Editor Bios
Contributor List
Index

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