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Radicalizing Learning: Adult Education for a Just World

Stephen D. Brookfield, John D. Holst

ISBN: 978-0-470-87308-3

Aug 2010, Jossey-Bass

288 pages

$33.99

Description

Radicalizing Learning calls for a total rethinking of what the field of adult education stands for and how adult educators should assess their effectiveness. Arguing that major changes in society are needed to create a more just world, the authors set out to show how educators can help learners envision and enact this radical transformation.

Specifically, the book explores the areas of adult learning, training, teaching, facilitation, program development, and research. Each chapter provides a guide to the different paradigms and perspectives that prevail across the field of theory and practice. The authors then tie all of the themes into how adult learning for participatory democracy works in a diverse society.

Preface ix

About the Authors xvii

1 Conceptualizing Adult Learning and Education 1

2 Understanding Adult Learning 23

3 Understanding Adult Development 43

4 Learning in the Context of Training 64

5 Planning Educational Programs: Principles, Goals, and Evaluation 86

6 Teaching Adults 107

7 Globalization and Adult Learning 129

8 Aesthetic Dimensions of Learning 145

9 Researching Learning 171

10 Adult Learning in a Diverse World 190

Epilogue 217

References 222

Name Index 241

Subject Index 246