Making Space

Author: Vanessa Sheared
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897896009
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Building on new, emerging perspectives, Making Space examines the phenomenon of adult learning through multiple voices and promotes a critical analysis of the functions, structures, and activities that have perpetuated the silence and invisibility of marginalized groups in the field of adult education.

Theory And Practice Of Adult And Higher Education

Author: Victor C.X. Wang
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681236036
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A volume on Theory and Practice of Adult and Higher Education or Foundations of Adult and Higher Education will appeal to both our graduate students and faculty as so many of them have been taking courses in both program areas and have been concerned with their defined areas of expertise. Although theories and practices in Adult Education, and in Higher Education are being used interchangeably, there is a lack of scholarly work that connects existing theories and practices across the two fields. The proposed ground?breaking volume will cover topics/theories/practices in both fields of Adult Education and of Higher Education, and in doing so will bring to the fore the connections that make these two fields truly inseparable. The proposed volume will therefore generate new knowledge to share among faculty, graduate students and other researchers who practice not only in Adult Education, but also in Higher Education.

The Jossey Bass Reader On Contemporary Issues In Adult Education

Author: Sharan B. Merriam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470873566
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"This essential resource is compiled by experts in the field and contains the best, most recent previously published literature on the contemporary issues and includes trends affecting adult education. Compelling to practitioners in the field as well as useful in foundations or introductory courses on adult education, it covers topics such as social justice; diversity and marginalization; human resource development; lifelong learning; globalization; the role of mass media and popular culture; technology; and heath, welfare, and environment, all within the context of adult education."--

No Small Lives

Author: Susan Imel
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623968852
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No Small Lives: Handbook of North American Early Women Adult Educators, 19251950 contains the stories of 26 North American women who were active in the field of adult education sometime between the years of 1925 and 1950. Generally, women’s contributions have been omitted from the field’s histories. No Small Lives is designed to address this gap and restore women to their rightful place in the history of adult education in North America. The primary audience for this book is adult education professors and their graduate students. This book can be used in courses including history and sociology of adult education, the adult learner, courses specific to exploring women’s contributions and activities. The secondary audience is the broader fields of women’s studies, feminist history, sociology and psychology or those fields that include an examination of women in the early twentieth century. It could also be useful to those focusing on more specific topics such as gender and race studies, prejudice, marginalization, power, how women were sometimes portrayed as invisible or as central figures, and women in leadership and policy making.

Understanding And Negotiating The Political Landscape Of Adult Education

Author: Catherine A. Hansman
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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Provides key insights into the politics and policy issues in adult education today. Offering effective strategies for reflection and action, chapters explore issues in examination and negotiation of the political aspects of higher education, adult educators in K-12-focused colleges of education, literacy education, social welfare reform, professional organizations, and identity of the field. A valuable guidebook for educators meeting the political challenges in adult education policies, programs, and everyday practices. This is the 91st journal in the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.

Fostering Critical Reflection In Adulthood

Author: Jack Mezirow
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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This book presents successful programs, techniques, and strategies for helping adult learners tap into their rich and diverse life experiences as a basis for growth and lifelong learning.

The Power Of Critical Theory For Adult Learning And Teaching

Author: Stephen Brookfield
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 9780335211326
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“Stephen Brookfield disturbs and enriches the entire field of adult learning with this brilliant piece of teaching.†Robert Kegan, Harvard University, USA. “Simplifying without eroding the complexity of critical theory, Brookfield traverses the grand themes of ideology, power, alienation, liberation, reason and democracy; showing how they inform the adult education practice of fostering critical thinking and critical reflection.†Mark Tennant, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. “I learned more from this book than from dozens of other adult education publications… This book is sure to become a major reference text in the field.†Elizabeth Hayes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. “…A lucid, accessible overview of how critical theory (with its daunting vocabularies and internal debates) illuminates the contexts of adult learning and orients teaching practices.†Michael Welton, Mount St. Vincent University, Canada. “This is a sophisticated and comprehensive treatment of the power of Socratic questioning of dogmas and a prophetic witness against the conservative status quo …a must read for all seriously engaged teachers.†Cornel West, Princeton University, USA This major contribution to the literature on adult education provides adult educators with an accessible overview of critical theory’s central ideas. Using many direct quotes from the theorists’ works, Brookfield shows how critical theory illuminates the everyday practices of adult educators and helps them make sense of the dilemmas, contradictions and frustrations they experience in their work. Drawing widely on central texts in critical theory, Brookfield argues that a critical theory of adult learning must focus on understanding how adults learn to challenge ideology, contest hegemony, unmask power, overcome alienation, learn liberation, reclaim reason and practice democracy. These tasks form the focus of successive chapters, while later chapters review the central contentions of critical theory through the contemporary lenses of race and gender. The final chapter reviews adult educational practices and looks at what it means to teach critically. Essential reading for anyone teaching, working in, studying or researching adult education.

Promoting Critical Practice In Adult Education

Author: Ralf St. Clair
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787975906
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Offering theoretical and practical knowledge to help critical adult educators in their attempts to enact critical pedagogy in their own classroom, this volume explores critical theory, feminism, critical postmodernism, Africentrism, queer theory, and cultural studies. Picking up on the themes first raised by Elizabeth Ellsworth, critical theory and classic critical pedagogy do not get a particularly easy ride. None of the authors claims that critical approaches are a simple solution to the tangles of late modernity. In every case the authors see critical pedagogy as complex, insightful, challenging, limited, and difficult to put into practice. But in every case, they see critical perspectives as offering the hope and potential of a more just world. The idea that critical perspectives on teaching are difficult to enact in the classroom is not new. And what do we mean by critical perspectives anyway? In this volume some of the most exciting scholars in adult education--whether established or emerging--provide insights into what it means to be critical and how it affects the concrete practices of teaching adults. This is the 102nd issue of the quarterly higher education report New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.

Talking About Literacy

Author: Jane Mace
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415080446
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Talking about Literacy re-examines dominant notions of what litreracy is, and challenges the problem-solution reflex to the issue (the problem is illiteracy: the solution is more literacy). Literacy has enormous emotional and political associations, and the job of literacy educator often concerns changing attitudes and challenging prejudices - whether in the form of publicity strategies, counselling new students, or in curriculum design. In short, adult literacy education means not only teaching courses like 'fresh start', 'basic skills', 'study skills', 'communication skills', 'language support' and 'return to study', but also designing strategies to encourage people to see that these courses may meet their own interests - and educating them and others to rethink their own negative attitudes to 'illiteracy'. The book looks in detail in at five principles put forward by Jane Mace as central to the education of people who often can read, but wish they could read better; who, technically can write, but have a desire to do so with more expression and coherence. These principles focus on five themes: context, inquiy, authorship, equality and community. Since it is all too easy for literacy education involving adults who do not have formal qualifications to stop short of teaching techniques for 'correct' writing, these principles mean taking seriously a view that adult students are writers as well as readers - that they have an entitlement to be read, as well as to read others.

Immigrant Women Of The Academy

Author: Mary Vianna Alfred
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
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A collaborative endeavour by immigrant women of colour who invite readers to join in the conversation as they dialogue about the immigrant experience in the US and particularly in the ivory tower. Collectively, the narratives in the book strive to further the discourse regarding the multiple interrelationships of identity, culture, self, others, pedagogy, and institutions of higher education. The accounts that follow describe what it means to be a transnational student, professor, scholar, and administrator within the contested terrain of higher education. Favouring an inclusive definition of academe over an elitist one, this book affirms the voices of those women inhabiting different spaces in higher education institutions. The women in this book have experienced the halls of academe in different ways, not always as faculty at a research university. The narratives are organised geographically and draw out the experiences of the third wave of immigrants coming from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean (or West Indies), and Latin America. This book brings together the multidimensional voices of immigrant women of colour to chronicle the immigrant experience in the United States. This book could serve as a text in courses in international education, higher education, intercultural and multicultural education, womens studies, qualitative research studies, and Asian, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies.