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Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, New Edition



Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, New Edition

Arthur L. Wilson (Editor), Elisabeth Hayes (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-90748-1 October 2000 Jossey-Bass 768 Pages


Sponsored by the American Association of Adult & Continuing Education"This monumental work is a testimony to the science of adult education and the skills of Wilson and Hayes. It is a veritable feast for nourishing our understanding of the current field of adult education. The editors and their well-chosen colleagues consistently question how we know and upon what grounds we act. They invite us to consider not only how we can design effective adult education, but also why we practice in a particular socio-economic context."
--Jane Vella, author of Taking Learning to Task and Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach

"This new handbook captures the exciting intellectual and professional development of our field in the last decade. It is an indispensable resource for faculty, students, and professionals."
--Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor, Adult and Continuing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

For nearly seventy years, the handbooks of adult and continuing education have been definitive references on the best practices, programs, and institutions in the field. In this new edition, over sixty leading authorities share their diverse perspectives in a single volume--exploring a wealth of topics, including: learning from experience, adult learning for self-development, race and culture in adult learning, technology and distance learning, learning in the workplace, adult education for community action and development, and much more. Much more than a catalogue of theory and historical facts, this handbook strongly reflects the values of adult educators and instructors who are dedicated to promoting social and educational opportunity for learners and to sustaining fair and ethical practices.

The Editors.



1 A Selective History of the Adult Education Handbooks (A. L. Wilson and E. R. Hayes).

2 On Thought and Action in Adult and Continuing Education (A. L. Wilson and E. R. Hayes).

3 The Concept of Critically Reflective Practice (Stephen D. Brookfield).


4 Linking the Individual Learner to the Context of Adult Learning (Rosemary Caffarella and Sharan B. Merriam).

5 Learning from Experience in Adult Education (Nod Miller).

6 Adult Learning for Self-Development and Change (Mark Tennant).

7 Moving Beyond a Unitary Self: A Reflective Dialogue (M. Carolyn Clark and John M. Dirkx).

8 Discourses and Cultures of Teaching (Daniel D. Pratt and Tom Nesbit).

9 Different Perspectives on Teaching for Critical Consciousness (Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Mary Stone Hanley, and Edward W. Taylor).

10 The Invisible Politics of Race in Adult Education (Juanita Johnson-Bailey and Ronald M. Cervero).

11 Cultures of Transformation (Ann K. Brooks).

12 Planning Educational Programs (Thomas J. Sork).

13 From Functionalism to Postmodernism in Adult Education Leadership (Joe F. Donaldson and Paul Jay Edelson).

14 Adult Education and Democracy: Reclaiming Our Voice through Social Policy (B. Allan Quigley).

15 Adult Learning and Technology (Carol E. Kasworm and Carroll A. Londoner).


16 Adult Literacy (Eunice N. Askov).

17 Adult Basic Education and the Crisis of Accountability (Barbara Sparks and Elizabeth A. Peterson).

18 Moving Beyond Performance Paradigms in Human Resource Development (Laura L. Bierema).

19 Putting Meaning into Workplace Learning (Tara J. Fenwick).

20 Adult Education, Communication, and the Global Context (Linda Ziegahn).

21 Adult Education for Community Action (D. Merrill Ewert and Kristen A. Grace).

22 Adult Education in Rural Community Development (Lilian H. Hill and Allen B. Moore).

23 Exploring "Community" in Community College Practice (Iris M. Weisman and Margie S. Longacre).

24 Continuing Professional Education (Donna S. Queeney).

25 Control and Democracy in Adult Correctional Education (Howard S. Davidson).

26 Cooperative Extension (Glenn J. Applebee).

27 Distance Education for Lifelong Learning (Chere Campbell Gibson).

28 English as a Second Language in Adult Education (Richard A. Orem).

29 Adult Learners in Higher Education (Carol E. Kasworm, Lorilee R. Sandmann, and Peggy A. Sissel).

30 Contributions of the Military to Adult and Continuing Education (Steve F. Kime and Clinton L. Anderson).

31 Older Adult Learning (James C. Fisher and Mary Alice Wolf).

32 Formal Mentoring Programs (Catherine A. Hansman).

33 Prior Learning Assessment: The Quiet Revolution (Alan M. Thomas).

34 A Postmodern Approach to Adult Religious Education (Leona M. English and Marie A. Gillen).

35 Urban Contexts for Adult Education Practice (Barbara J. Daley, James C. Fisher, and Larry G. Martin).


36 Adult Education and Society (Thomas W. Heaney).

37 A Sociology of Adult Education (Phyllis M. Cunningham).

38 The Politics of Knowledge Construction (David Deshler and Nancy Grudens-Schuck).

39 Evolving Directions in Professionalization and Philosophy (Ronald Podeschi).

40 Defining the Profession: A Critical Appraisal (Susan Imel, Ralph G. Brockett, and Waynne Blue James).

41 The Learning Society (John Holford and Peter Jarvis).

42 Reflections on the Field (E. R. Hayes and A. L. Wilson).

Resource: Contents of Past Handbooks.

Handbook of Adult Education in the United States (1934).

Handbook of Adult Education in the United States (1936).

Adult Education in Action (1936).

Handbook of Adult Education in the United States (1948).

Handbook of Adult Education in the United States (1960).

Handbook of Adult Education (1970).

Adult Education Association Handbook Series in Adult Education.

Building an Effective Adult Education Enterprise (1980).

Changing Approaches to Studying Adult Education (1980).

Developing, Administering, and Evaluating Adult Education (1980).

Redefining the Discipline of Adult Education (1980).

Serving Personal and Community Needs through Adult Education (1980).

Comparing Adult Education Worldwide (1981).

Examining Controversies in Adult Education (1981).

Preparing Educators of Adults (1981).

Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education (1989).

Name Index.

Subject Index.