Drawing on the contributions of 75 leading authors in the field, this 2010 Edition of the respected "Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education" provides adult education scholars, programme administrators, and teachers with a solid foundation for understanding the current guiding beliefs, practices, and tensions faced in the field, as well as a basis for developing and refining their own approaches to their work and scholarship. Offering expanded discussions in the areas of social justice, technology, and the global dimensions of adult and continuing education, the Handbook continues the tradition of previous volumes with discussions of contemporary theories, current forms and contexts of practice, and core processes and functions. Insightful chapters examine adult and continuing education as it relates to gender and sexuality, race, our aging society, class and place, and disability.
AAACE Statement Table of Contents Introduction: Adult and Continuing Education as an Intellectual Commons 1. Adult Learners 2. Access and Participation 3. Adult Learning 4. Adult Development 5. Group and Organizational Learning 6. Theoretical frameworks for understanding the field 7. Histories of Adult Education: Constructing the Past 8. International and Comparative Adult and Continuing Education 9. Policy and Adult Learning and Education 10. Sociology of Adult and Continuing Education: Some Key Understandings for the Field of Practice 11. Professionalization of the Field of Adult and Continuing Education 12. Professional Identity 13. Facilitation and Design of Learning 14. Planning and Delivery of Adult Learning Experiences 15. Assessment and Evaluation 16. Management and Leadership 17. Adult Basic Education 18. English Language Learning for Adults 19. Adult Education for the Empowerment of Individuals and Communities 20. Adults in Four Years of Colleges and Universities: Moving from the Margin to Mainstream? 21. The Learning Landscape of Community Colleges 22. Employer-Sponsored Learning in the Workplace 23. Workers' Education for the twenty-first century 24. Armed Forces Education 25. Continuing Professional Education 26. Spirituality and Adult Education 27. Adult and Continuing Education for Health and Wellness 28. Environmental Adult and Continuing Education 29. Distance Education in the Age of the Internet 30. Adult Education in Cultural Institutions: Libraries, Museums, Parks, and Zoos 31. Social Justice in Adult and Continuing Education: Laboring in the Fields of Reality and Hope 32. Struggles for Utopia(s)? Gender and Sexuality in Adult and Continuing Education 33. Chasing the American Dream: Race and Adult and Continuing Education 34. Adult and Continuing Ed. In Relation to an Aging Society 35. Adult and Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities 36. Class and Place in Adult and Continuing Education 37. Globalization and the Role of Adult and Continuing Education: Challenges and Opportunities 38. The Knowledge Society and Adult and Continuing Education 39. Informal Learning in a Virtual Era - Kathleen King 40. Creating and Re-Creating Community Conclusion: Looking Forward, Looking Backward Editor Bios Contributor List Index
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