Handbook of Blended Shore Education: Adult Program Development and Delivery

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Gabriele Strohschen
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 7, 2008 - Education - 346 pages
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As we confront the future of our professional endeavors, we tend to rely with con?dence on longstanding and widely honored assumptions about the world and ourselves. We believe we have accumulated sturdy structures of knowledge, eff- tive practices, and sound values. Yet, we rely on these resources with scant c- sciousness that in the long run our assumptions, practices, and values may not only be inimical to the viability of our profession, but as well, oppressive in their effects on others. There is at least one assumption – common across many professions and cultures – that is of particular signi?cance. It is the assumption that the world is made up of discrete entities or units. There are not only the species of plants and animals, for example, but there is me as opposed to you, us vs. them, my business enterprise in competition with yours, our nation or religion and yours. And with this assumption of separable units, we assemble ways of sustaining and protecting those units of which we feel a part. We erect buildings, laws, schools, governments, and armies to ensure that what is inside the boundary will ?ourish, and what is outside cannot threaten us. In effect, the assumption of a world of independent entities establishes the way in which we understand and conduct ourselves within relationships.
 

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Contents

Interdependence Inescapable Reality or Utopia?
3
Understanding Development
26
Lifelong LearningAn Economistic Discourse Umbrella for an Old Phenomenon?1
45
ISO and the International Standardization of Adult Education
62
The Spiritual Aspects of an International Adult Education Program
71
Valuing Science and Science Learning as Scientific Capital
89
Higher Education Health Program at Airlangga University
103
Factors to be Considered in Delivering Programs Across Nations and Cultures
110
Remembering for the Future History as a Topic for Adult Education
167
Community Learning Centers in Vietnam A Delivery System for Nonformal Education or a Platform for Local Wisdom?
191
Education for Healthcare Waste Management in India
206
Managing Chinese International Rotation Programs to Benefit Your Own Company Rather than Competitors
219
Universities Government and Industry in Knowledge Skill and Innovative Capacity Diffusion of Thailands Automotive Cluster
241
The BestLaid Plans A Case of CrossCultural Online Learning
261
Distance Education National Development and Globalization An African Perspective on International Curriculum Content
274
A Case for the Internationalization of Adult Education Curricula in Graduate Programs
289

Engagement in Active Learning with Brazilian Adult Educators
121
Celebrating the Local A Critical Application of Community Service Learning in Rural New Zealand
138
Developing Leaders While Sustaining Values Learning from International University Partnerships
157
Videoconferencing as a Tool for Bringing International Experts into the Classroom A Description of the DePaul University and United Nations Video...
298
Blended Shore Programs The Vision and Reality of 21st Century Adult Education
313
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