Handbook of Adult Development and Learning

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Carol Hoare
Oxford University Press, USA, 2006 - Education - 579 pages
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Adult development and learning have always existed as two separate fields of study, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. Recent advances in theory, research, and practice, however, have made it clear that an important reciprocal relationship exists between them: advances in development frequently lead to learning, and conversely, learning quite often fuels development. The synchronicity between development and learning is responsible for positive changes in many capacities, including insight, intelligence, reflective and meta-cognition, personality expression, interpersonal competence, and self-efficacy. This synchronicity is also leading to the growth of a new discipline at the borders of adult development and learning. The Handbook of Adult Development and Learning is the first to bring together the leading scholars from both adult development and learning to explore what will form the foundation for this new discipline--the latest research at the intersection of these fields. It examines six major aspects of their intersection: foundations, key areas of integration, the self system, higher reaches of development and learning, essential contexts, and specific applications. An introductory chapter explains why it is so important to recognize and fuel the growth of this new discipline. Subsequent chapters review the latest theoretical and empirical literature and provide a rich itinerary for future research.This handbook is a must-read for all who promote optimal aging. It will be an invaluable reference for scholars in development and education, as well as rich resource for policy makers and practitioners, such as corporate executives and human-resource personnel.
 

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So many openinga to the truth of ourselves. This book helps with independence. An indepth read with lots of examples and different back stories with strong reasoning. I haven't been able to go to bed. Been reading Since 11pm aND it is now 3:54am. This book means everything to me as a woman, a person, a mother, a wounded warror, an overcomes and so much more. My favorite insight so far is the age/time stages. Anyway love the authors for all the work the put into it. Glad you gave a guide to adulthood. Something formal education can't teach. ...Anna. 

Contents

Do Development and Learning Fuel One Another in Adulthood? Four Key Areas
71
The SelfSystem in Adult Development and Learning
167
The Higher Reaches of Adult Development and Learning
241
Essential Contexts for the Learning Developing Adult
327
Adult Development and Learning Measured and Applied
431
Author Index
537
Subject Index
563
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Carol Hoare is Professor of Human Development and Human Resource Development in the Department of Counseling and Human and Organizational Studies, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University. An alumna of Carlow College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hoare earned her doctorate in Adult Learning and Human Development at the George Washington University. She has served as a university trustee, provided consultation to national and international organizations, and, at The George Washington University, has served as department chair and co-director of the University Office for Community Services. She has studied, taught, and published on topics in adult development and learning for twenty-five years, and is the author of more than fifty origninal research articles, paper presentations, book chapters, and invited addresses. Her recent book, Erikson on Development in Adulthood: New Insights from the Unpublished Papers, has received wide ranging acclaim in the United States and abroad.

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