«This volume reclaims the idea of transformation for transformative learning! Through a thoughtful and exciting set of ideas and settings, the editors and authors create a collage that beautifully portrays the deep engagement that is transformative learning. It transcends the hallowed halls of academia and honors the potential for transformation that can often occur in other locations, among diverse learners, and through a variety of methods, including imaginative and extrarational approaches. This is a book that will redefine our understanding of the field.» (John Dirkx, Michigan State University; Author, ‘Transformative Learning and the Journey of Individuation’)
«This book promises to make an important contribution to bridging the theory of transformative learning with the power of its practice. It unites the sustenance of stories, the passion of spirit, the mind of theory, the drama of the arts, and the embodiment of action to make a practical impact for scholar practitioners trying to change themselves, their learning communities, and the social structures of the world for a sustainable future. It’s a must-read for transformative teachers and learners everywhere.» (Elizabeth Tisdell, Penn State University, Harrisburg; Author, ‘Exploring Spirituality and Culture in Adult and Higher Education’)
About the Author
The Editors: Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D., is the Academic Director of the Masters of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and is on the faculty for the Continuing Education and the Social and Organizational Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is Managing Director of Fisher Yoshida International, a global consulting firm providing customized responses to organizational needs. Fisher-Yoshida is co-author of ‘Transnational Leadership Development’ (2009).
Kathy D. Geller, Ph.D., is Director of Organizational Effectiveness for Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, she lived in Asia for 10 years serving as Global Head of Management Development for Standard Chartered Bank and as Managing Director for Areté Leadership International. She has served as adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s Teachers College and Nova Southeastern University. Geller is co-author of ‘Transnational Leadership Development’ (2009).
Steven A. Schapiro, Ed.D., is a professor at Fielding Graduate University’s School of Human and Organization Development, where he coordinates the doctoral concentration in Transformative Learning for Social Justice, which brings together his interests in liberatory education, adult development, and social change. Among his publications are ‘«From andragogy to collaborative critical pedagogy»’, ‘Journal of Transformative Education’, 1(2), 2003; and ‘Higher Education for Democracy’ (Peter Lang, 1999).