The Profession and Practice of Adult Education: An Introduction (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2011 - Education - 400 pages
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The Profession and Practice of Adult Education is a timely book and an excellent introduction to the field. Drawing from an extensive volume of literature, it provides comprehensive coverage and a clear guide. Graduate students will benefit from it and practitioners will be kept abreast of changes that are occurring.
—Peter Jarvis, professor of continuing education and senior research professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  

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Contents

What Counts as Adult Education?
3
Philosophical Perspectives
27
Perspectives on the Past
51
Adult Education in Contemporary Society
77
Providers of Formal Adult Education
103
The Adult Learner and Concepts of Learning
129
The Global Context of Adult Education
161
Examining Access and Opportunity
187
Adult Education as a Developing Profession
217
The Unacknowledged Side of Practice
239
Reframing Practice The Future of Adult Education
263
A Decade in Review and Trends for the Future
291
References
319
Name Index
361
Subject Index
369
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Sharan B. Merriam is professor of adult education at the University of Georgia.

Ralph G. Brockett is professor of adult education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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