The Intersection of Adult Development and Learning

The Intersection of Adult Development and Learning : A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice

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Although the field of lifespan human development began officially only fifty years ago in the U.S., a groundswell of research has been conducted in the last two decades. The fields of psychology of aging and adult development have considered cognitive topics, such as concerns of work and retirement, and issues related to coping and bereavement. Meanwhile, the field of adult learning has progressed largely independently, considering with an applied perspective topics, such as adult workplace learning, literacy development, cognitive strategies and teaching applications. Portions of these streams of conceptualisation and research imply a relationship between adult development and learning in adulthood; however, there is not one published book that has as its explicit focus the dovetailing of adult development and learning. "Handbook of Adult Development and Learning" will be the definitive work in this dual area.show more

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  • Hardback | 598 pages
  • 180.3 x 256.5 x 38.1mm | 1,202.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 20 line illustrations, tables
  • 019517190X
  • 9780195171907
  • 1,710,746

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"This is indeed the handbook that the field of human development has been waiting for. Development is traditionally and typically associated with early life, but developmental change occurs at all ages. Addressing the interactions among facets of learning and other aspects of developmental change in adulthood, the excellent contributors to this major work have been growing a discipline at the borders of thought. This compendium will be of immense value to researchers and clinicians for years to come."--Lewis P. Lipsitt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development, Brown University"Learning and devlopment dominate the adulthood of real people, contrary to the static stereotype of popular culture. Carol Hoare's book skillfully captures the scope and depth of these adult changes. Beginning with a masterful overview of the field, this comprehensive resource documents and illuminates the rich variability of pathways of adult development and adaptation."--Kurt W. Fischer, Charles Warland Bigelow, Professor, and Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"The single richest source available today for any teacher, student, practitioner, or scholar interested in adult transformation--the place where adult development and adult learning intersect."--Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"A timely, comprehensive, and well-written survey of the interaction of adult development and intelligence. It is timely because in the last several years social and behavioral scientists in gerontology have rediscovered the value of lifecourse developmental theory and research in the study of human aging. At the same time, the authors illustrate a large and growing range of research and practice areas in which the topics familiar to gerontologists are located in a much wider variety of settings--education, law, nursing, ethnic studies, management, counseling. [This is] a book likely to make a significant contribution."--George L. Maddox, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development"This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUES"Learning and devlopment dominate the adulthood of real people, contrary to the static stereotype of popular culture. Carol Hoare's book skillfully captures the scope and depth of these adult changes. Beginning with a masterful overview of the field, this comprehensive resource documents and illuminates the rich variability of pathways of adult development and adaptation."--Kurt W. Fischer, Charles Warland Bigelow, Professor, and Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"The single richest source available today for any teacher, student, practitioner, or scholar interested in adult transformation--the place where adult development and adult learning intersect."--Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"This is indeed the handbook that the field of human development has been waiting for. Development is traditionally and typically associated with early life, but developmental change occurs at all ages. Addressing the interactions among facets of learning and other aspects of developmental change in adulthood, the excellent contributors to this major work have been growing a discipline at the borders of thought. This compendium will be of immense value to researchers and clinicians for years to come."--Lewis P. Lipsitt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development, Brown University"A timely, comprehensive, and well-written survey of the interaction of adult development and intelligence. It is timely because in the last several years social and behavioral scientists in gerontology have rediscovered the value of lifecourse developmental theory and research in the study of human aging. At the same time, the authors illustrate a large and growing range of research and practice areas in which the topics familiar to gerontologists are located in a much wider variety of settings--education, law, nursing, ethnic studies, management, counseling. [This is] a book likely to make a significant contribution."--George L. Maddox, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development"This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUES"The Handbook of Adult Development and Learning is intended to stimulate discussion for the integration of learning and adult development. With a readable, yet sophisticated text, Hoare has successfully demonstrated how these constructs can be integrated."--The Psychological Record"Carol Hoare brings a fresh perspective to adult development and learning....Part of the reason that is is fresh is that Hoare is trying something new: to bring together learning (adult education) and development (psychology) as interrelated fields and to thereby establish a new discipline or field of study....I am delighted to have it on my shelf."--Leona M. English, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada, reviewed in Journal of Adult Theological Education "This is indeed the handbook that the field of human development has been waiting for. Development is traditionally and typically associated with early life, but developmental change occurs at all ages. Addressing the interactions among facets of learning and other aspects of developmental change in adulthood, the excellent contributors to this major work have been growing a discipline at the borders of thought. This compendium will be of immense value to researchers and clinicians for years to come."--Lewis P. Lipsitt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development, Brown University"Learning and devlopment dominate the adulthood of real people, contrary to the static stereotype of popular culture. Carol Hoare's book skillfully captures the scope and depth of these adult changes. Beginning with a masterful overview of the field, this comprehensive resource documents and illuminates the rich variability of pathways of adult development and adaptation."--Kurt W. Fischer, Charles Warland Bigelow, Professor, and Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"The single richest source available today for any teacher, student, practitioner, or scholar interested in adult transformation--the place where adult development and adult learning intersect."--Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"A timely, comprehensive, and well-written survey of the interaction of adult development and intelligence. It is timely because in the last several years social and behavioral scientists in gerontology have rediscovered the value of lifecourse developmental theory and research in the study of human aging. At the same time, the authors illustrate a large and growing range of research and practice areas in which the topics familiar to gerontologists are located in a much wider variety of settings--education, law, nursing, ethnic studies, management, counseling. [This is] a book likely to make a significant contribution."--George L. Maddox, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development"This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUES"Learning and devlopment dominate the adulthood of real people, contrary to the static stereotype of popular culture. Carol Hoare's book skillfully captures the scope and depth of these adult changes. Beginning with a masterful overview of the field, this comprehensive resource documents and illuminates the rich variability of pathways of adult development and adaptation."--Kurt W. Fischer, Charles Warland Bigelow, Professor, and Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"The single richest source available today for any teacher, student, practitioner, or scholar interested in adult transformation--the place where adult development and adult learning intersect."--Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"This is indeed the handbook that the field of human development has been waiting for. Development is traditionally and typically associated with early life, but developmental change occurs at all ages. Addressing the interactions among facets of learning and other aspects of developmental change in adulthood, the excellent contributors to this major work have been growing a discipline at the borders of thought. This compendium will be of immense value to researchers and clinicians for years to come."--Lewis P. Lipsitt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development, Brown University"A timely, comprehensive, and well-written survey of the interaction of adult development and intelligence. It is timely because in the last several years social and behavioral scientists in gerontology have rediscovered the value of lifecourse developmental theory and research in the study of human aging. At the same time, the authors illustrate a large and growing range of research and practice areas in which the topics familiar to gerontologists are located in a much wider variety of settings--education, law, nursing, ethnic studies, management, counseling. [This is] a book likely to make a significant contribution."--George L. Maddox, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development"This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUES"The Handbook of Adult Development and Learning is intended to stimulate discussion for the integration of learning and adult development. With a readable, yet sophisticated text, Hoare has successfully demonstrated how these constructs can be integrated."--The Psychological Record"Carol Hoare brings a fresh perspective to adult development and learning....Part of the reason that is is fresh is that Hoare is trying something new: to bring together learning (adult education) and development (psychology) as interrelated fields and to thereby establish a new discipline or field of study....I am delighted to have it on my shelf."--Leona M. English, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada, reviewed in Journal of Adult Theological Education "This is indeed the handbook that the field of human development has been waiting for. Development is traditionally and typically associated with early life, but developmental change occurs at all ages. Addressing the interactions among facets of learning and other aspects of developmental change in adulthood, the excellent contributors to this major work have been growing a discipline at the borders of thought. This compendium will be of immense value to researchers and clinicians for years to come."--Lewis P. Lipsitt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development, Brown University "Learning and devlopment dominate the adulthood of real people, contrary to the static stereotype of popular culture. Carol Hoare's book skillfully captures the scope and depth of these adult changes. Beginning with a masterful overview of the field, this comprehensive resource documents and illuminates the rich variability of pathways of adult development and adaptation."--Kurt W. Fischer, Charles Warland Bigelow, Professor, and Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education "The single richest source available today for any teacher, student, practitioner, or scholar interested in adult transformation--the place where adult development and adult learning intersect."--Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Education "A timely, comprehensive, and well-written survey of the interaction of adult development and intelligence. It is timely because in the last several years social and behavioral scientists in gerontology have rediscovered the value oflifecourse developmental theory and research in the study of human aging. At the same time, the authors illustrate a large and growing range of research and practice areas in which the topics familiar to gerontologists are located in a much wider variety of settings--education, law, nursing, ethnic studies, management, counseling. [This is] a book likely to make a significant contribution."--George L. Maddox, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development "This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUES "This is indeed the handbook that the field of human development has been waiting for. Development is traditionally and typically associated with early life, but developmental change occurs at all ages. Addressing the interactions among facets of learning and other aspects of developmental change in adulthood, the excellent contributors to this major work have been growing a discipline at the borders of thought. This compendium will be of immense value to researchers and clinicians for years to come."--Lewis P. Lipsitt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and Human Development, Brown University "Learning and devlopment dominate the adulthood of real people, contrary to the static stereotype of popular culture. Carol Hoare's book skillfully captures the scope and depth of these adult changes. Beginning with a masterful overview of the field, this comprehensive resource documents and illuminates the rich variability of pathways of adult development and adaptation."--Kurt W. Fischer, Charles Warland Bigelow, Professor, and Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education "The single richest source available today for any teacher, student, practitioner, or scholar interested in adult transformation--the place where adult development and adult learning intersect."--Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Education "A timely, comprehensive, and well-written survey of the interaction of adult development and intelligence. It is timely because in the last several years social and behavioralscientists in gerontology have rediscovered the value of lifecourse developmental theory and research in the study of human aging. At the same time, the authors illustrate a large and growing range of research and practice areas in which the topics familiar to gerontologists are located in a much wider variety of settings--education, law, nursing, ethnic studies, management, counseling. [This is] a book likely to make a significant contribution."--George L. Maddox, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development "This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUES "This is indeed the handbook that the field of human development has been waiting for. Development is traditionally and typically associated with early life, but developmental change occurs at all ages. Addressing the interactions among facets of learning and other aspects of developmental changein adulthood, the excellent contributors to this major work have been growing a discipline at the borders of thought. This compendium will be of immense value to researchers and clinicians for years to come."--Lewis P. Lipsitt, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Medical Science, and HumanDevelopment, Brown University"Learning and devlopment dominate the adulthood of real people, contrary to the static stereotype of popular culture. Carol Hoare's book skillfully captures the scope and depth of these adult changes. Beginning with a masterful overview of the field, this comprehensive resource documents andilluminates the rich variability of pathways of adult development and adaptation."--Kurt W. Fischer, Charles Warland Bigelow, Professor, and Director of Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education"The single richest source available today for any teacher, student, practitioner, or scholar interested in adult transformation--the place where adult development and adult learning intersect."--Robert Kegan, Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development, Harvard UniversityGraduate School of Education"A timely, comprehensive, and well-written survey of the interaction of adult development and intelligence. It is timely because in the last several years social and behavioral scientists in gerontology have rediscovered thevalue of lifecourse developmental theory and research in the study ofhuman aging. At the same time, the authors illustrate a large and growing range of research and practice areas in which the topics familiar to gerontologists are located in a much wider variety of settings--education, law, nursing, ethnic studies, management, counseling. [This is] a book likely tomake a significant contribution."--George L. Maddox, Duke Center for Aging and Human Development"This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUESshow more

About Carol H. Hoare

Carol Hoare is Professor of Human Development and Human Resource Development in the Department of Counseling and Human and Organizational Studies, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University. An alumna of Carlow College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hoare earned her doctorate in Adult Learning and Human Development at the George Washington University. She has served as a university trustee, provided consultation to national and international organizations, and, at The George Washington University, has served as department chair and co-director of the University Office for Community Services. She has studied, taught, and published on topics in adult development and learning for twenty-five years, and is the author of more than fifty origninal research articles, paper presentations, book chapters, and invited addresses. Her recent book, Erikson on Development in Adulthood: New Insights from the Unpublished Papers, has received wide ranging acclaim in the United States and abroad.show more

Table of contents

Part I - Foundations; Part II - Do Development and Learning Fuel One Another in Adulthood?: Four Key Areas; Part III - The Self-System in Adult Development and Learning; Part IV - The Higher Reaches of Adult Development and Learning; Part V - Essential Contexts for the Learning, Developing Adult; Part VI - Adult Development and Learning, Measured and Appliedshow more

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