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The Design of Education, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-52581-4
282 pages
January 1991, Jossey-Bass
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In this revised second edition, Houle offers an up-to-date blueprint for planning, setting up, and evaluating adult education programs of any size--along with specific guidance that shows educators how to use his model to implement the type of program best suited to their needs and the needs of their learners.
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Table of Contents


The Author

1. Credos and Systems 1

2. The Fundamental System 41

3. Five Cases 75

4. Categories of Educational Situations 125

5. Development of Program Design 173

6. Mastering a Personal System of Practice 237

Glossary 251

References 263

Name Index 273

Subject Index 275

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Author Information

CYRIL O. HOULE is professor emeritus of education at the University of Chicago and senior program consultant for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The author of numerous books on higher education, Houle has published books in every decade since the 1930s. His many honors and awards include the Tolley medal, membership in the National Academy of Education, and honorary doctorates from eleven American universities.
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