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The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education

Sharan B. Merriam (Editor), André P. Grace (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-87356-4

Apr 2011, Jossey-Bass

512 pages

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$48.00

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THE JOSSEY-BASS READER ON Contemporary Issues in Adult Education

With contributions from leading experts in the field, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education collects in one volume the best previously published literature on the issues and trends affecting adult education today. The volume includes influential pieces from foundational authors in the profession such as Eduard C. Lindeman, Alain Locke, and Paulo Freire, as well as current work from authors around the world, including Laura L. Bierema, John M. Dirkx, Cecilia Amaluisa Fiallos, Peter Jarvis, Michael Newman, and Shirley Walters.

In five sections, the book's thirty chapters delve into a wide range of compelling topics including:

  • social justice, democracy, and activism
  • diversity and marginalization
  • human resource development
  • lifelong learning
  • ethical issues
  • the meaning and role of emotions
  • globalization and non-Western perspectives
  • the role of mass media, popular culture, and "social learning"
  • technology
  • health, welfare, and environment

Each piece is framed within its larger context by the editors, and each section is accompanied by helpful reflection and discussion questions.

SOURCES xi

PREFACE xvii

THE EDITORS xxi

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS xxiii

PART ONE DEFINING A FIELD OF PRACTICE: THE FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT EDUCATION 1

1 For Those Who Need to Be Learners 7
Eduard C. Lindeman

2 The Negro in America 12
Alain Locke

3 Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Chapter 2 20
Paulo Freire

4 Building a Knowledge Base in U.S. Academic Adult Education(1945–1970) 33
Andre´ P. Grace

5 Adult Education at the Margins: A Literature Review 56
Michelle Glowacki-Dudka and Lora B. Helvie-Mason

6 African Americans in Adult Education: The Harlem Renaissance Revisited 67
Juanita Johnson-Bailey

7 Ethical Issues and Codes of Ethics: Views of Adult Education Practitioners in Canada and the United States 87
Wanda Gordon and Thomas J. Sork

PART TWO POSITIONING ADULT EDUCATION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT 107

8 Rediscovering Adult Education in a World of Lifelong Learning 113
Peter Jarvis

9 Research and Policy in Lifelong Learning 120
Colin Griffin

10 Social Movements, Class, and Adult Education 138
Shirley Walters

11 Social Change Education: Context Matters 149
Kathryn Choules

12 Adult Education and the Empowerment of the Individual in a Global Society 170
Cecilia Amaluisa Fiallos

13 Active and Inclusive Citizenship for Women: Democratic Considerations for Fostering Lifelong Education 186
Patricia A. Gouthro

PART THREE ADULT EDUCATION’S CONSTITUENCIES AND PROGRAM AREAS: COMPETING INTERESTS? 203

14 Social Class and Adult Education 207
Tom Nesbit

15 Poverty Reduction and Adult Education: Beyond Basic Education 219
Ruud van der Veen and Julia Preece

16 Aligning Health Promotion and Adult Education for Healthier Communities 234
Barbara J. Daley

17 Critiquing Human Resource Development’s Dominant Masculine Rationality and Evaluating Its Impact 247
Laura L. Bierema

18 Organizational Learning Communities and the Dark Side of the Learning Organization 280
Phillip H. Owenby

19 Negotiating Democratically for Educational and Political Outcomes 291
Ronald M. Cervero and Arthur L. Wilson

PART FOUR THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF ADULT LEARNING 311

20 Reflection Disempowered 315
Michael Newman

21 A Theory in Progress 321
Patricia Cranton

22 ‘‘Social Learning’’ for/in Adult Education?: A Discursive Review of What It Means for Learning to Be ‘‘Social’’ 340
Kim L. Niewolny and Arthur L. Wilson

23 The Meaning and Role of Emotions in Adult Learning 349
John M. Dirkx

24 Adult Education and the Mass Media in the Age of Globalization 363
Talmadge C. Guy

25 Non-Western Perspectives on Learning and Knowing 378
Sharan B. Merriam and Young Sek Kim

PART FIVE NEW DISCOURSES SHAPING CONTEMPORARY ADULT EDUCATION 391

26 Attending to the Theoretical Landscape in Adult Education 395
Valerie-Lee Chapman

27 Popular Culture, Cultural Resistance, and Anticonsumption Activism: An Exploration of Culture Jamming as Critical Adult Education 401
Jennifer A. Sandlin

28 Toward a Postmodern Pedagogy 413
Deborah Kilgore

29 Activism as Practice: Some Queer Considerations 424
Robert J. Hill

30 Using Freirean Pedagogy of Just Ire to Inform Critical Social Learning in Arts-Informed Community Education for Sexual Minorities 436
Andre´ P. Grace and Kristopher Wells

NAME INDEX 459

SUBJECT INDEX 467