ERIC Number: EJ1018964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Role of Professional Development Associations in the Future of Our Field
Berger, Jim I.
Adult Learning, v25 n1 p31-33 Feb 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe the interconnectedness of three professional development associations, the impact of various factors on collaboration and fragmentation, and suggestions for future directions. The three adult education professional associations being discussed in this article are the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), the Commission of Adult Basic Education (COABE), and the Kentucky Association of Adult and Continuing Education (KAACE). I provide some observations regarding the economy, fracturing among the associations, and their ability to advocate for our own interests. I suggest three recommendations for professional development organizations and the field.
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Professional Development, Institutional Role, Adult Basic Education, Professional Continuing Education, Advocacy, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Theories, Change Strategies
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Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
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