ERIC Number: ED404446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Adult & Continuing Education. Theory and Practice. Second Edition.
This textbook examines the theory and practice of adult and continuing education. The following topics are among those discussed in 11 chapters: rationale for provision of education for adults (nature of contemporary society and the individual); conceptual framework for adult and continuing education (changing concept of education; teaching, learning, and education; lifelong, continuing, recurrent, and community education; the learning society); adult learners and adult learning; theoretical perspectives on adult learning (theories of Freire, Gagne, Knowles, Mezirow, and Rogers); teaching adults (conditions of learning, approaches to teaching, teaching methods and aids); theoretical perspectives on teaching adults; distance education (industrial capitalism, space-time continuum, dissembled mechanisms and expert systems, reflexivity, individuation); teachers of adults and their preparation (adult educators and their role, training, qualifications, and professionalization); curriculum theory and program planning (historical overview, new perspectives); provision of education for adults in the United Kingdom (providers of education for adults, recent developments, organizations involved in educating adults, research in adult and continuing education); and adult and continuing education as fields of practice and subjects of research and theoretical analysis. Contains 34 tables/figures, a 79-item annotated bibliography of suggestions for further reading, and 499 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Community Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Expert Systems, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Lifelong Learning, Retraining, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers: Freire (Paulo); Gagne (Robert M); Knowles (Malcolm S); Learning Society; Mezirow (Jack); Professionalization of Teaching; Rogers (Carl); United Kingdom