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Professional Development as Transformative Learning: New Perspectives for Teachers of Adults (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education)by Patricia Cranton
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"This creative and pioneering book adapts and extAnds the transformation theory of adult learning to the professional development of adult educators. Well written and easy to read, with many examples, this volume is highly recommended." —Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University This book draws on recent scholarship in adult education to provide practical ideas for adult educators on how to stimulate and support their own development as educators—and better understand the process of professional development as adult learning. Building on the work of Mezirow, Brookfield, and other contemporary theorists, Patricia Cranton creates a practical approach to educator development, offering strategies that are self-directed, reflective, and transformative.
This creative and pioneering book adapts and extAnds the transformation theory of adult learning to the professional development of adult educators. Well written and easy to read, with many examples, this volume is highly recommAnded.
?Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-217) and index.
About the Author
PATRICIA CRANTON is professor of education and director of instructional development at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She has received awards, including selection as a Distinguished Scholar at Brock University in 1991 and, in 1993, both the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association's Teaching Award and the Lieutenant Governor's Laurel Award for teaching excellence. Her previous books include Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning (Jossey-Bass, 1994).
Table of Contents
1. Preparation and Development of Adult Educators.
2. Traditional Developmental Strategies.
3. Strategies for Self-Directed Development.
4. Critical Reflection.
5. Becoming a Transformative Learner.
6. Individual Differences in Educator Development.
7. Transformative Development in Work and Social Contexts.
8. Creating a New Vision for Professional Growth.
9. Strategies for the Developer.
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