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ERIC Number: ED408456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 282
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-0209-8
The Design of Education. Second Edition. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Houle, Cyril O.
This book, which is intended primarily for specialists in the field of adult education (AE) who wish to improve their performance, presents a systematic plan for designing, establishing, and evaluating successful programs for adult learners. The following topics are among those discussed in the book's six chapters: credos and systems (growth of systematic thought in AE; credos; systems based on the thoughts of Dewey, Tyler, and Lewin; systems based on community development; systems analysis systems; andragogy; appropriate/inappropriate systems); a two-part fundamental system and its use; five adult learning situations and use of the model system in each (learning among destitute persons, rural education, prevocational academic instruction in the Army, community improvement programs, education for health); categories of educational situations (independent study; tutorial teaching; learning group; teacher-directed group instruction; collaborative group instruction; institutions, associations, and organizations; creating an educational institution; designing a new institutional format; designing new activities in established formats; collaborative institutional planning; mass education); development of program design (identifying possible educational activity, identifying/refining objectives, developing format, putting programs into life patterns, putting plans into effect, measuring/appraising results, repeating the educational cycle); and mastering a personal system of practice. Contains 148 references and a glossary. (MN)
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($32.95; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A