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Planning Responsibly for Adult Education: A Guide to Negotiating Power and Interests (Broadview Literary Texts)by Ronald M. Cervero
Synopses & Reviews
This book goes beyond the standard focus on the technical skills of "how to" and explains the key challenges of planning in the real world of conflicting interests and power relations. Ronald M. Cervero and Arthur L. Wilson reveal planning as a social activity and show that successful planners must be sensitive to the complexities of actual planning practice. They also show how political knowledge and negotiating skill, coupled with an ethical vision, are essential to responsible planning for the education of adults.
People, politics, and variable funding all contribute to the complexity of the program planning process for continuing education. In this book, Cervero and Wilson articulate a theory of program planning as a social?rather than scientific?process. In so doing, they open up dialogue in an area where debate is badly needed?Must reading for practitioners and professors of adult and continuing education.
?Von Pittman, associate dean, Division of Continuing Education, University of Iowa
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-201) and index.
About the Author
RONALD M. CERVERO is professor in the Department of Adult Education at the University of Georgia. His book Effective Continuing Education for Professionals (Jossey-Bass, 1988) received both the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education and the Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Adult Education. ARTHUR L. WILSON is assistant professor of adult and community education in the Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State University. He is a consulting editor for Adult Education Quarterly and Adult Basic Education.
Table of Contents
UNDERSTANDING THE PRACTICE OF PROGRAM PLANNING.
1. Practical and Political Dimensions of Planning.
2. Planning as a Process of Negotiating Interests.
NEGOTIATING INTERESTS IN PLANNING PRACTICE: THREE CASES.
3. Fixing an Organization Through Management Education.
4. Updating Practitioners in University Continuing Education.
5. Promoting Social Change in Community-Based Education.
GUIDELINES FOR RESPONSIBLE PLANNING.
6. To Plan Responsibly, Be Political.
7. Represent Interests Democratically.
8. Develop Skills and Knowledge to Negotiate Responsibly.
9. Understand Planning as a Social Practice.
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