Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers

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Wiley, Oct 6, 1994 - Education - 288 pages
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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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Review: Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers

User Review  - Stephen Yates - Goodreads

More of a reference than a read through, Caffarella supports a multi-layered, non-linear yet comprehensive approach to program planning. Also has a number of important worksheets/training sheets to use. Best to skim through when actually planning an event. Read full review

Review: Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers

User Review  - Steve Bolduc - Goodreads

This top notch guide developed by Rosemary Caffarella is an essential tool for those evolving in the befuddling world of adult education. I would rather say that Caffarella's book is the Bible for every program planner for adult learners. Read full review

Contents

One The Program Planning Enterprise
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3 Understanding the Role of Program Planners
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Two An Interactive Model of Program Planning
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About the author (1994)

ROSEMARY S. CAFFARELLA is a professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. She is coauthor (with S. Merriam) of Learning in Adulthood (Jossey-Bass, 1991) and serves as a consulting editor for Adult Education Quarterly and Adult Learning.

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