Dimensions of Adult Learning
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Dimensions of Adult Learning

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"Griff Foley has done those of us who are interested in adult learning a favour... Dimensions of Adult Learning provides an up-to-date, internationally relevant and comprehensive overview of an increasingly diverse field of study... an ideal introduction to the field for teachers, researchers and policy-makers." Journal of Education and Work"[The book] lives up to its ambitious name and has something to offer policy-makers and practitioners who want to take a fresh look at the expanding world of adult learning." Talisman"This timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice." - Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham. This broad introduction to adult and post-compulsory education offers an overview of the field for students, adult educators and workplace trainers. The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and surveys innovations and issues in adult education and learning. It also examines adult learning in different contexts: on-line learning, problem-based learning, organisational and vocational learning. Edited by internationally known academic Griff Foley, the book features chapters from leading contributors in the UK, North America, Australia and worldwide. Contributors: Damon Anderson, Francesca Beddie; Carmel Borg; Bob Boughton; Mike Brown; Shauna Butterwick; Tara Fenwick; Laurie Field; Keith Forrester; Vernon Galloway;Andrew Gonczi; Nancy Grudens-Schuck; Joce Jesson; Linda Leach; Peter Mayo; John McIntyre; Paul McTigue; Mike Newman; Tom Nesbit; Kjell Rubenson; Peter Rushbrook; Tom Sork; Barbara Sparks; Bruce Spencer; Peter Stephenson; Nelly Stromquist; Lucy Taksa; Mark Tennant; Shirley Walters; Michael Welton
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 151 x 229 x 19mm | 544.31g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0335214487
  • 9780335214488
  • 255,477

Table of contents

CONTENTS Preface

Contributors

PART I: OUR APPROACH

1 Introduction:The state of adult education and learning
Griff Foley

2 The new professional and vocational education
Andrew Gonczi

3 The educational nature of feminist action
Nelly P. Stromquist

PART II: CORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

4 Understanding adult learners
Tara Fenwick & Mark Tennant

5 Teaching adults
Tom Nesbit, Linda Leach & Griff Foley

6 Program development in adult education and training

Thomas Sork & Mike Newman

PART III: SOCIAL CONTEXT, POLICY AND RESEARCH

7 Histories of adult education
Bob Boughton, Lucy Taksa & Mike Welton

8 Economics, politics and adult education
Shirley Walters, Carmel Borg, Peter Mayo & Griff Foley

9 Policy formation in adult education and training

Kjell Rubenson & Francesca Beddie
10 Research in adult education and training

John McIntyre & Nancy Grudens-Schuck
PART IV: INNOVATIONS AND ISSUES

11 On-line adult learning
Bruce Spencer

12 Rethinking `organisational' learning
Laurie Field

13 Workplace learning
Keith Forrester & Paul McTigue

14 Vocational education and training
Damon Anderson, Mike Brown & Peter Rushbrook

15 Radical adult education and learning
Joce Jesson & Mike Newman

16 Problem-based learning
Peter Stephenson & Vernon Galloway

17 Culture, equity and learning
Barbara Sparks & Shauna Butterwick

Notes

Bibliography

Name index

Subject index
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"This timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice." - Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham."
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