ERIC Number: ED362644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Craft of Teaching Adults. Enlarged Edition.
Barer-Stein, Thelma, Ed.; Draper, James A., Ed.
This book synthesizes both the theoretical and practical perspectives of experienced practitioners of the craft of adult education. The book contains 14 chapters. "The New World of Continuing Education" (Alan Thomas) clarifies common terms in historical context. "We Have with Us Yesterday: Teaching Lessons from the Past" (Michael Welton) presents the achievements of some pioneers in Canadian adult education. "Valuing What We Do as Practitioners" (James Draper) describes and compares five philosophical stances and their link to adult education. "Women as Learners" (Dorothy Mackeracher) provides commentary from feminist research to illuminate and enhance the teaching of adults. "The Health Educator: Nurturing the Learning Link" (Thelma Barer-Stein, Carmen Connolly) provides a brief introduction to adult education principles within the framework of Barer-Stein's Five Step Learning Process. "Holistic Learning & Teaching: 'Would You Play a One-String Guitar?'" (Virginia Griffin) explores how the capacities of the human mind may be applied in any learning situation. "Application of Learning Theory to the Instruction of Adults" (Donald Brundage et al.) provides more views of the differing ways that people learn as well as a look at some differences between teaching children and adults. "Culture in the Classroom" (Barer-Stein) explores the meaning and place of "culture" and "ethnicity" in the teaching-learning situation. "Planning for Learning: A Model for Creative Decision-Making" (Reg Herman) offers practical ways to place the adult's needs and learning experiences into the planning and evaluating of programs. "Program Evaluation for Adults" (Lynn Davie) explores the what, how, and by whom of evaluative processes. "Compared to What? Comparison Studies as an Added Dimension for Adult Learning" (J. Roby Kidd) explains the meaning and implications of comparisons. "Adult Distance Learning: Challenges for Contemporary Practice" (Elizabeth Burge) outlines statistics and lists the challenges of balancing science and craft while thinking holistically. "The Future of Adult Learning" (Allen Tough) describes changes in process now and their future implications. Finally, "Advice and Empathy: Teachers Talking with Teachers about Adult Education" (Draper) presents insights from part-time teachers of adults. Appendixes include a listing of names and addresses of selected international associations in adult education. Contains 140 Canadian references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Developed Nations, Distance Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Ethnic Studies, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Health Education, Holistic Approach, Instruction, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Part Time Faculty, Program Evaluation, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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