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Understanding and Supporting Adult Learners: A Guide for Colleges and Universities
Understanding and Supporting Adult Learners: A Guide for Colleges and Universities
by Frederic Jacobs
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Understanding and Supporting Adult Learners offers faculty and administrators a hands-on guide to the myriad issues adult learners face in their enrollment and participation in higher education. This comprehensive resource is filled with the analytical... (read more)

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Workforce Education for Latinos: Politics, Programs, and Practices
Workforce Education for Latinos: Politics, Programs, and Practices
by Ana Huerta-macias
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Huerta-Macas (curriculum and instruction, New Mexico State U.) explores the current state of long-term educational possibilities in the United States for Latino adults with low levels of literacy and schooling. After looking at the general picture and... (read more)

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Adult Literacy: A Handbook for Development Workers
Adult Literacy: A Handbook for Development Workers
by Paul Fordham
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This is a book for development workers who have no formal training in adult education who have to respond - as planners, trainers or teachers - to requests for literacy skills. It sets out to deepen their understanding of literacy and its importance in... (read more)

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Field Experience: Creating Successful Programs for New Teachers
Field Experience: Creating Successful Programs for New Teachers
by Gloria Appelt Slick
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The first in a set of four books for educators on all aspects of organizing and evaluating field experience programs that will be meaningful for prospective teachers. The contributors draw on their own experience to describe student teaching, support... (read more)

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Culture & Processes of Adult Learning
Culture & Processes of Adult Learning
by Mary Thorpe
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The authors provide a variety of perspectives on the conceptualisation of adult learning, drawing on sociology, psychology, adult education and applied research into how adults experience learning. Bringing together a number of major contributions to... (read more)

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International Perpectives on Competence Development: Developing Skills and Capabilities
International Perpectives on Competence Development: Developing Skills and Capabilities
by Illeris Knud
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In today's complex and ever-changing world it has become obvious that even highly developed knowledge and skills are no longer sufficient to meet new challenges. This book builds on the experiences of its expert contributors, all of whom have worked with,... (read more)

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Learning for Life
Learning for Life
by David Hargreaves
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Working within the spirit of David Blunkett's visionary foreword to The learning age: A new renaissance for Britain, David H. Hargreaves' radical analysis challenges the myth that lifelong learning can or should be separated - in any sense - from school... (read more)

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Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning Across the United Kingdom: Policy, Organisation and Governance (Bedford Way Papers)
Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning Across the United Kingdom: Policy, Organisation and Governance (Bedford Way Papers)
by Ann Hodgson
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Over the last two years, particularly in England, the pace of institutional and organizational reform in post-compulsory education and lifelong learning has not slackened. At the same time, the reform of ministries, the role of non-departmental public... (read more)

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Transforming Global Higher Education: A Feminist Perspective (Ioe Inaugural Professional Lectures)
Transforming Global Higher Education: A Feminist Perspective (Ioe Inaugural Professional Lectures)
by Miriam E. David, Professor
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Has higher education been transformative over the last three decades? Miram David's question is double-edged, based on her educational experience and her social research. What influences have second wave feminists, drawing on feminism as the key social... (read more)

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The Ecology of Learning: Sustainability, Lifelong Learning and Everyday Life
The Ecology of Learning: Sustainability, Lifelong Learning and Everyday Life
by John Blewitt
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Your house is flooded by 'unseasonal' heavy rain. What do you learn from this experience? Do you shrug your shoulders and call your insurer? Or do you choose to learn about climate change, switch to renewable energy and lobby politicians? In this... (read more)

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Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice
Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice
by Sharan B. Merriam
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Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Bridging Theory and Practice is perfect for graduate students and practitioners alike. The expert authors have infused each chapterwith teaching and instructional... (read more)

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Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities
Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities
by Norman Longworth
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This book explores the mental and social landscape of the city of today and tomorrow; the way in which people think, interact, work together, learn and live with and among each other. Written to address the urgent need for a guide to the principles and... (read more)

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International Dictonary of Adult and Continuing Education
International Dictonary of Adult and Continuing Education
by Peter Jarvis
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Containing over 5000 essential references to people, organisations, words and concepts in the field of adult education, this thorough and comprehensive volume represents the standard reference for anyone seeking information on the education of adults.... (read more)

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Remaking Adult Learning: Essays on Adult Education in Honour of Alan Tuckett (Institute of Education Publications)
Remaking Adult Learning: Essays on Adult Education in Honour of Alan Tuckett (Institute of Education Publications)
by Jay Derrick
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Remaking Adult Learning provides an exciting and innovative addition to the literature on adult learning. Charting challenges and successes in the sector, it illustrates how taking part in well thought-out programs can have a positive and sometimes life... (read more)

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Portfolio Development and the Assessment of Prior Learning: Perspectives, Models and Practices
Portfolio Development and the Assessment of Prior Learning: Perspectives, Models and Practices
by Elana Michelson
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Portfolios have been used in adult education both as a technique to assess returning students' experiential learning for academic credit and to encourage students to explore their own values and priorities and gain a clearer understanding of... (read more)

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J-B Ace Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education #99: Reaching Out Across the Border: Canadian Perspectives in Adult Education: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 124
J-B Ace Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education #99: Reaching Out Across the Border: Canadian Perspectives in Adult Education: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 124
by Adult And Continuing Education (ace)
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This volume brings together Canadian scholars and practitioners to articulate a variety of historical, geographical, and political positions on the field of adult education in Canada. The chapter authors examine the country?s interests and discourses and... (read more)

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Telling Lives: Exploring Dimensions of Narratives
Telling Lives: Exploring Dimensions of Narratives
by Marianne Horsdal
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Both interest in and understanding of narrative analysis had developed rapidly in recent years and is now a mainstream element of research across many disciplines. In the groundbreaking Telling Lives: Exploring dimensions of narratives, the author... (read more)

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Communicating with Learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Communicating with Learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector
by Appleyard
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Communication is a key theme of the UK's Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Standards. This accessible book helps readers to understand the theories and principles that underpin effective communication and apply this theory to improve their... (read more)

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The Lyceum and Public Culture in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Rhetoric & Public Affairs)
The Lyceum and Public Culture in the Nineteenth-Century United States (Rhetoric & Public Affairs)
by Angela G. Ray
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Angela Ray provides a refreshing new look at the lyceum lecture system as it developed in the United States from the 1820s to the 1880s. She argues that the lyceum contributed to the creation of an American "public" at a time when the country... (read more)

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Adult Education Teachers: Developing Critical Literacy Practice
Adult Education Teachers: Developing Critical Literacy Practice
by Rebecca Rogers
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Rogers and Kramer present case studies exploring the literacy beliefs and practices of nine exemplary adult education teachers from the metropolitan St. Louis area. The text opens with an introductory overview of adult literacy teachers, the... (read more)

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