ERIC Number: ED345182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Robertson, Douglas L.
This book is written for adults who are interested in learning to manage change constructively. It is designed to be useful as a self-help resource should the learner be working independently. However, it is especially intended to provide a good text for teachers or trainers who are leading credit courses or non-credit workshops on various topics dealing with adult development. The book discusses development and how it can be facilitated. Material is presented in a way which is appropriate for busy adult learners. Practice is combined with theory. After a section discussing objectives, looking ahead, sources of learning, proactivity versus reactivity, and the relationship of striving and service, Part 1 discusses development. Included in the discussion is an examination of growth versus change; perspective; people as content and process; a definition of development; and developmental phases. Part II discusses the contribution of the environment. The topics of novelty; minimizing threat; supportiveness of the learning cycle; information richness; and learning facilitators are discussed. Part III discusses what the individual can contribute, including self-awareness; growth motivation; learning skills; knowledge of the developmental process; developmental planning; and closure. Over 100 references and an index are included. (ABL)
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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