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Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education [Paperback]

Arthur L. Wilson , Elisabeth R. Hayes
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October 16, 2000 0470907487 978-0470907481 New Edition
Sponsored by the American Association of Adult & Continuing Education

"This monumental work is a testimony to the science of adult education and the skills of Wilson and Hayes. It is a veritable feast for nourishing our understanding of the current field of adult education. The editors and their well-chosen colleagues consistently question how we know and upon what grounds we act. They invite us to consider not only how we can design effective adult education, but also why we practice in a particular socio-economic context."
Jane Vella, author of Taking Learning to Task and Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach

"This new handbook captures the exciting intellectual and professional development of our field in the last decade. It is an indispensable resource for faculty, students, and professionals."
Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor, Adult and Continuing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

For nearly seventy years, the handbooks of adult and continuing education have been definitive references on the best practices, programs, and institutions in the field. In this new edition, over sixty leading authorities share their diverse perspectives in a single volume--exploring a wealth of topics, including: learning from experience, adult learning for self-development, race and culture in adult learning, technology and distance learning, learning in the workplace, adult education for community action and development, and much more. Much more than a catalogue of theory and historical facts, this handbook strongly reflects the values of adult educators and instructors who are dedicated to promoting social and educational opportunity for learners and to sustaining fair and ethical practices.


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"This monumental work is a testimony to the science of adult education and the skills of Wilson and Hayes. It is a veritable feast for nourishing our understanding of the current field of adult education. The editors and their well-chosen colleagues consistently question how we know and upon what grounds we act. They invite us to consider not only how we can design effective adult education, but also why we practice in a particular socioeconomic context. My dear departed friends, Paulo Freire and Malcolm Knowles, would be delighted at the politics and science of this encyclopedic handbook." (Jane Vella, author of Taking Learning to Task and Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach)

"This new handbook captures the exciting intellectual and professional development of our field in the last decade. Its recognition of the central role of critical reflection, self-reflection, and reflective discourse in the construction of more depAndable knowledge and in adult learning constitutes a major advance. Implications of this challenging paradigm are reshaping the practice of adult education in all of its fields of application. An indispensable resource for faculty, students, and professionals." (Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor, Adult and Continuing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University)

"A rich and diverse array of writers critically reflect on current theory and practice in the field of adult and continuing education. This engaging and refreshing handbook is a treasure chest for anyone wishing to know more about the profession and gain multiple new perspectives, including one on experiential learning. A must read for practitioners, professors, researchers, and newcomers alike. It will influence, shape, and guide how we will serve our constituencies in the next decade." (John A. Henschke, associate professor, Adult Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis) --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.

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For nearly seventy years, the handbooks of adult and continuing education have been definitive references on the best practices, programs, and institutions in the field. Adult education scholars, program administrators, and teachers have depAnded on these rich handbooks to develop or refine their own understanding and approaches to everyday practice. In this new edition, over sixty leading authorities share their diverse perspectives in a single volume--exploring significant issues that affect the study and practice of adult and continuing education today.Using a critically reflective approach, this edition differs from its predecessors by combining the results of formal investigation with the wisdom of practical experience. The authors present multiple insights and observations to help adult educators make informed choices in a profession that has become enormously challenging and complex. The chapters cover a wealth of topics, including:- The role of critical reflection in professional practice- Linking adult learning to context- Learning from experience- Adult learning for self-development- Race and culture in adult learning- Perspectives on teaching adults- Planning and administering adult educational programs- Technology and distance learning- Adult literacy and English-as-a-second-language- Adult education and human resource development- Learning in the workplace- Continuing professional education- Adult education for community action and development- Adult education in corrections, the military, cooperative extension, higher education, community colleges, religious settings, and other contexts- Adult education for older adults, adults in urban contexts, formal mentoring programs, prior learning assessment for experienced adults, and other audiences- Policies, politics, and philosophies in adult education- Constructing knowledge for and about adult education- The professionalization of adult education and its role in --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; New Edition edition (October 16, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470907487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470907481
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,694,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Higher education December 13, 2008
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This is a comprehensive manual for those who wish to become better facilitators of adult learners. Bought it for a Masters class, but will not resell it. Permanent spot on my bookshelf. Chardee
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eerily up to date May 31, 2012
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Bought this for a course; the text is eerily accurate 12 years later. There's a 2010 edition out which I didn't review, but I'm sure much hasn't changed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars surprised by quality February 8, 2010
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Though this was a used book, I was pleasantly surprised to see no markings in the book and the book itself in nearly new condition. Thanks!
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