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Handbook of Adult and Continuing Educationby Carol E. Kasworm
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An authoritative overview of the current state of the field of adult and continuing education
Drawing on the contributions of 75 leading authors in the field, this 2010 Edition of the respected Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education provides adult education scholars, program administrators, and teachers with a solid foundation for understanding the current guiding beliefs, practices, and tensions faced in the field, as well as a basis for developing and refining their own approaches to their work and scholarship. Offering expanded discussions in the areas of social justice, technology, and the global dimensions of adult and continuing education, the Handbook continues the tradition of previous volumes with discussions of contemporary theories, current forms and contexts of practice, and core processes and functions. Insightful chapters examine adult and continuing education as it relates to gender and sexuality, race, our aging society, class and place, and disability.
Expanded coverage of social justice, the impact of technology, and the global dimensions of adult and continuing education provides a useful update on theories and practices in the field as they have evolved during the last decade.An invaluable introductory overview and synthesis of key aspects of the field of practice and scholarship acquaints new readers to the fieldThe centrality of social justice in adult and continuing education is addressed in a new section.The broader global context of contemporary adult and continuing education is covered in a final section.
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Published decennially, the 2010 edition of this handbook provides adult learners, educators, program administrators and scholars with the latest theories, practices, and challenges concerning the field of Adult and Continuing Education. The handbook contains updated analysis of the role adult education plays in North American society and its relationship to broader cultural issues such as social justice. Divided into six sections, topics discussed include the diversity of adult learning venues, theoretical frameworks of the field, professionalization, access and participation, perspectives on disability, global dimensions, employee sponsored learning, and the future of adult and continuing education. Contributors include academics from universities in the United States, Canada, and Scotland. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"A publication of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education."
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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