Working the Planning Table: Negotiating Democratically for Adult, Continuing, and Workplace Education
December 2005, Jossey-Bass
Working the Planning Table: A Theory for Practice.
1. Seeing What Matters: Education as a Struggle for Knowledge and Power.
2. Practicing Educational Planning: Three Stories.
3. Negotiating Democratically for Educational and Political Outcomes.
Working the Planning Table: The Theory in Practice.
4. Negotiating the Program’s Needs-Assessment.
5. Negotiating the Program’s Educational, Management, and Political Objectives.
6. Negotiating the Program’s Instructional Design and Implementation.
7. Negotiating the Program’s Administrative Organization and Operation.
8. Negotiating the Program’s Formal and Informal Evaluation.
9. Working the Planning Table in the Struggle for Knowledge and Power.
Arthur L. Wilson is professor of adult education and Program Leader of Adult and Extension Education in the Department of Education at
“Cervero and Wilson recognize the need of practitioners for concrete advice about how to approach common planning tasks, but they also do a fine job of blending these practical concerns with a thorough and thoughtful political analysis of useful cases from their own planning experience.”--Thomas J. Sork, professor of adult education,
“The authors’ unrelenting adherence to the real stories of planners as they negotiate interests and power cannot help but strike a responsive chord among practitioners for whom the political and ethical dimensions of planning can not longer be ignored.”--Tom Heaney,