Global issues and adult education: perspectives from Latin America, Southern Africa, and the United States

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Jossey-Bass, Mar 10, 2006 - Education - 520 pages
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Global Issues and Adult Educationbrings together seven years of cutting-edge research and analysis from the Cyril O. Houle Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education. These emerging leaders in the field investigate the importance of adult education in responding to the challenges of global issues. The book is divided into five sections, each of which examines one overarching topic—globalization and the market economy, marginalized populations, environment and health, community empowerment, and lifelong learning and educational systems. Each section begins with an introduction that provides a framework for understanding the overarching issues and summarizes the chapters in the section.

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Contents

GLOBALIZATION AND THE MARKET ECONOMY
1
Adult Education and the Empowerment of the Individual
15
Globalization and the Future of Critical Adult Education
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Bradley C. Courtenay is professor of adult education at the University of Georgia. He is coeditor of the journal Adult Education Quarterly, and results of his research have been published in Adult Education Quarterly, International Journal of Lifelong Education, and Journal of Adult Development.

Ronald M. Cervero is professor and head of the department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy at the University of Georgia. He is the coauthor of Working the Planning Table, Planning Responsibly for Adult Education, and Power in Practice, all from Jossey-Bass.

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