Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, 3rd Edition
March 2012, Jossey-Bass
PART ONE: ADULT LEARNING IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY.
1 The Social Context of Adult Learning.
2 Learning Environments and Learning Concepts.
3 Adult Learners: Who Participates and Why.
PART TWO: ADULT LEARNING THEORY AND MODELS.
4 Knowles’s Andragogy, and Models of Adult Learning by McClusky, Illeris, and Jarvis.
5 Self-Directed Learning.
6 Transformational Learning.
7 Experience and Learning.
PART THREE: NEWER APPROACHES TO ADULT LEARNING.
8 Embodied, Spiritual, and Narrative Learning.
9 Learning and Knowing: Non-Western Perspectives.
10 Critical Theory, Postmodern, and Feminist Perspectives.
PART FOUR: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT.
11 Traditional Learning Theories.
12 Adult Development.
13 Cognitive Development in Adulthood.
14 Intelligence and Aging.
15 Memory, Cognition, and the Brain.
16 Reflections on Learning in Adulthood.
Rosemary S. Caffarella is professor and chair of the Department of Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University. Her research and writing activities have focused on adult development and learning, program planning and evaluation, and leadership development. She has authored or coauthored a number of books, including the award-winning Learning in Adulthood.
Lisa M. Baumgartner is an associate professor of adult education at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Her research and writing focus on adult learning and development and women's contributions to the field of adult education. She is a recipient of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Cyril O. Houle Scholars Research Grant for Emerging Scholars in Adult Education.
—From the Preface
Previous praise for Learning in Adulthood
"An essential volume in adult education."
"This book is extremely useful in that it provides an informed
overview of issues related to adult learning. It is very readable,
yet packs considerable challenge for the more experienced adult
—Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education
"Learning in Adulthood's greatest strengths are its
coverage of the learning context, theory-building within adult
learning, and how social and ethical issues offer special
challenges to adult learning. It will be useful to both experienced
and novice continuing educators, as well as laypersons."
—Continuing Higher Education Review