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Lifelong Learning at Its Best: Innovative Practices in Adult Credit Programs (Publication in the Higher and Adult Education Series)

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"A must-read for anyone in higher education, human resource development, or adult education. This impeccably researched book reflects an encyclopedic and intimate knowledge of innovative adult higher education programs and provides an impressive historical context for such programs. It will be a classic sourcebook for anyone in the field."

--Howard Y. Williams, professor emeritus, Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota

"A comprehensive, careful, and compelling study of adult learners and learning today. Lifelong Learning at Its Best demonstrates why education--from cradle to grave--is so important to our society in coping with the demands of burgeoning technology, addressing global competition, and recognizing the need for ongoing job retraining. It should be required reading for leaders in education, business and industry, and policymaking."

--C. Wayne Williams, president, Regents College

It is widely accepted that lifelong competency in today's world requires lifelong learning. Schools, colleges, and workplaces have responded to this new reality by implementing educational and training programs. But which programs really work?

Drawing from data gathered by the Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners--in a study directed by prestigious educational and business leaders--William Maehl offers strategies that have been most successful with adult learners across the nation. From Georgetown University to Toyota, he describes winning program models and all their components. Organized under such key learning objectives as competence, collaboration, and self-directedness, these success stories reveal the specific instructional, organizational, financial, and other program components that make the greatest difference in learning outcomes. For staff attempting to improve existing programs or for teams building new ones, this resource has all the practical ideas you need to design effective solutions.

Book News Annotation:

Details education strategies that have been most successful with adult learners across the country. Uses examples from settings as diverse as Georgetown University and Toyota to describe program models that illustrate the goals of lifelong learning in practice. These success stories reveal specific instructional, organization, and financial program components that make the greatest difference in learning outcomes. Maehl is principal investigator of the Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Education Strategies That Really Work with Adult LearnersBased on a national study funded by the Kellogg Foundation, Lifelong Learning at Its Best examines over thirty of the most successful adult learning programs in the country-and details the kinds of education and training that have proved most effective in keeping the U.S. workforce competitive. The success stories in this indispensable resource reflect best practices for making a difference in adult learning outcomes.

Synopsis:

A must-read for anyone in higher education, human resource development, or adult education. This impeccably researched book reflects an encyclopedic and intimate knowledge of innovative adult higher education programs and provides an impressive historical context for such programs. It will be a classic sourcebook for anyone in the field.

--Howard Y. Williams, professor emeritus, Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota

A comprehensive, careful, and compelling study of adult learners and learning today. Lifelong Learning at Its Best demonstrates why education--from cradle to grave--is so important to our society in coping with the demands of burgeoning technology, addressing global competition, and recognizing the need for ongoing job retraining. It should be required reading for leaders in education, business and industry, and policymaking.

--C. Wayne Williams, president, Regents College

It is widely accepted that lifelong competency in today's world requires lifelong learning. Schools, colleges, and workplaces have responded to this new reality by implementing educational and training programs. But which programs really work?

Drawing from data gathered by the Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners--in a study directed by prestigious educational and business leaders--William Maehl offers strategies that have been most successful with adult learners across the nation. From Georgetown University to Toyota, he describes winning program models and all their components. Organized under such key learning objectives as competence, collaboration, and self-directedness, these success stories reveal the specific instructional, organizational, financial, and other program components that make the greatest difference in learning outcomes. For staff attempting to improve existing programs or for teams building new ones, this resource has all the practical ideas you need to design effective solutions.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-327) and index.

About the Author

WILLIAM H. MAEHL is principal investigator of the Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners and president emeritus of the Fielding Institute.

Table of Contents

MEETING THE NATION'S NEED FOR LIFELONG LEARNING.

The Challenge of Postsecondary Education from an Expanding Pool of Learners.

Toward Models of Good Practice.

INNOVATIVE RESPONSES TO LEARNER NEEDS.

Individualization and Self-Directed Learning.

Learner-Centered Design.

Competence-Based Focus.

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Development.

STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES TO PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.

Collaborative Relationships Among Providers.

Customizing Programs to Sponsors' Needs.

Sustaining and Renewing Successful Programs.

Conclusion: Summary of Best Practices and Future Trends in Adult Credit Programs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787946036
Author:
Maehl, William H.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Maehl
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Adult & Continuing Education
Subject:
Adult education
Subject:
Continuing education
Subject:
Adult learning
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Continuing education -- United States.
Subject:
Adult learning -- United States.
Subject:
Education-Adult Education
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Publication in the Higher and Adult Education Series
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.32x6.29x1.23 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Education Strategies That Really Work with Adult LearnersBased on a national study funded by the Kellogg Foundation, Lifelong Learning at Its Best examines over thirty of the most successful adult learning programs in the country-and details the kinds of education and training that have proved most effective in keeping the U.S. workforce competitive. The success stories in this indispensable resource reflect best practices for making a difference in adult learning outcomes.
"Synopsis" by , A must-read for anyone in higher education, human resource development, or adult education. This impeccably researched book reflects an encyclopedic and intimate knowledge of innovative adult higher education programs and provides an impressive historical context for such programs. It will be a classic sourcebook for anyone in the field.

--Howard Y. Williams, professor emeritus, Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota

A comprehensive, careful, and compelling study of adult learners and learning today. Lifelong Learning at Its Best demonstrates why education--from cradle to grave--is so important to our society in coping with the demands of burgeoning technology, addressing global competition, and recognizing the need for ongoing job retraining. It should be required reading for leaders in education, business and industry, and policymaking.

--C. Wayne Williams, president, Regents College

It is widely accepted that lifelong competency in today's world requires lifelong learning. Schools, colleges, and workplaces have responded to this new reality by implementing educational and training programs. But which programs really work?

Drawing from data gathered by the Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners--in a study directed by prestigious educational and business leaders--William Maehl offers strategies that have been most successful with adult learners across the nation. From Georgetown University to Toyota, he describes winning program models and all their components. Organized under such key learning objectives as competence, collaboration, and self-directedness, these success stories reveal the specific instructional, organizational, financial, and other program components that make the greatest difference in learning outcomes. For staff attempting to improve existing programs or for teams building new ones, this resource has all the practical ideas you need to design effective solutions.

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