Adult Education: Issues and Developments (Google eBook)

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Patricia N. Blakely, Anna H. Tomlin
Nova Publishers, Jan 1, 2008 - Education - 371 pages
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Adult education is the practice of teaching and educating adults. This often happens in the workplace, through 'extension' or 'continuing education' courses at secondary schools, at a college or university. Other learning places include folk high schools, community colleges, and lifelong learning centres. The practice is also often referred to as 'Training and Development'. It has also been referred to as andragogy (to distinguish it from pedagogy). A difference is made between vocational education, mostly undertaken in workplaces and frequently related to up-skilling, and non-formal adult education including learning skills or learning for personal development. Educating adults differs from educating children in several ways. One of the most important differences is that adults have accumulated knowledge and experience that can add or hinder the learning experience. This new book presents recent studies on this topic from several perspectives.
  

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Contents

Minimizing The Stress of Accelerated Adult Education A Descriptive Study
1
How Teachers Change A Study of Professional Development in Adult Education
25
The Development of Knowledge Structures in Adulthood
175
Learning Styles and Higher Education No Adult Left Behind
205
Teaching Adult Learners Through a Learning Styles Approach An Anecdotal Reflection on 44 Years of Teaching Experience
217
The Field DependenceField Independence Learning Styles Implications for Adult Student Diversity Outcomes Assessment and Accountability
231
Evidence on the Impact of Adult Upper Secondary Education in Sweden
253
Adult Learners in Higher Education Barriers to Success and Strategies to Improve Results
271
Index
355
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