Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers
Drawing from classic and current literature, as well as from her vast experience in the field, Rosemary S. Caffarella provides both a theoretical framework and a hands-on guide and resource book for those who plan adult education, training, and staff development programs. The ongoing education and training of adults has become a necessity in many career and professional areas. Yet the staff assigned to set up and administer these programs often lack skills and knowledge for the very task that is so critical to the success of their efforts—the actual planning of the programs themselves. This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to the process of planning educational programs for adults. Drawing from classic and current literature, as well as her vast experience in the field, Rosemary Caffarella provides both a theoretical framework and a hands-on guide and resource book for those who plan adult education, training, and staff development programs. A wealth of valuable tables, checklists, forms, and exhibits give the reader immediately usable information in a concise format. Also included are many And-of-chapter worksheets designed to help apply the material in that chapter to the reader's own planning situation. Numerous case scenarios and examples of practice are included throughout the book.
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One The Program Planning Enterprise
3 Understanding the Role of Program Planners
Two An Interactive Model of Program Planning
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