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Dimensions of adult learning: adult education and training in a global era

Dimensions of adult learning: adult education and training in a global era

Foley, Griff

"Griff Foley has done those of us who are interested in adult learning a favour. Dimensions of Adult Learning provides an up-to-date, internationally relevant and comprehensive overview of an increasingly diverse field of study. an ideal introduction to the field for teachers, researchers and policy-makers." Journal of Education and Work "[The book] lives up to its ambitious name and has something to offer policy-makers and practitioners who want to take a fresh look at the expanding world of adult learning." Talisman "This timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice."- Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham. This broad introduction to adult and post-compulsory education offers an overview of the field for students, adult educators and workplace trainers. The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and surveys innovations and issues in adult education and learning. It also examines adult learning in different contexts: on-line learning, problem-based learning, organisational and vocational learning. Edited by internationally known academic Griff Foley, the book features chapters from leading contributors in the UK, North America, Australia and worldwide. Contributors: Damon Anderson, Francesca Beddie; Carmel Borg; Bob Boughton; Mike Brown; Shauna Butterwick; Tara Fenwick; Laurie Field; Keith Forrester; Vernon Galloway;Andrew Gonczi; Nancy Grudens-Schuck; Joce Jesson; Linda Leach; Peter Mayo; John McIntyre; Paul McTigue; Mike Newman; Tom Nesbit; Kjell Rubenson; Peter Rushbrook; Tom Sork; Barbara Sparks; Bruce Spencer; Peter Stephenson; Nelly Stromquist; Lucy Taksa; Mark Tennant; Shirley Walters; Michael Welton

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Published Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Griff Foley
ISBN: 0335225047, 9780335214488, 9780335225040
Note: Includes index.
Note: Includes bibliography: p. 292-327 and index.
Physical Description: xv, 335 p.
Subject: Adult education.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.


  2. Preface
  3. Contributors
  5. 1 Introduction:The state of adult education and learning
  6. Griff Foley
  7. 2 The new professional and vocational education
  8. Andrew Gonczi
  9. 3 The educational nature of feminist action
  10. Nelly P. Stromquist
  12. 4 Understanding adult learners
  13. Tara Fenwick & Mark Tennant
  14. 5 Teaching adults
  15. Tom Nesbit, Linda Leach & Griff Foley
  16. 6 Program development in adult education and training
  17. Thomas Sork & Mike Newman
  19. 7 Histories of adult education
  20. Bob Boughton, Lucy Taksa & Mike Welton
  21. 8 Economics, politics and adult education
  22. Shirley Walters, Carmel Borg, Peter Mayo & Griff Foley
  23. 9 Policy formation in adult education and training
  24. Kjell Rubenson & Francesca Beddie
  25. 10 Research in adult education and training
  26. John McIntyre & Nancy Grudens-Schuck
  28. 11 On-line adult learning
  29. Bruce Spencer
  30. 12 Rethinking ‘organisational’ learning
  31. Laurie Field
  32. 13 Workplace learning
  33. Keith Forrester & Paul McTigue
  34. 14 Vocational education and training
  35. Damon Anderson, Mike Brown & Peter Rushbrook
  36. 15 Radical adult education and learning
  37. Joce Jesson & Mike Newman
  38. 16 Problem-based learning
  39. Peter Stephenson & Vernon Galloway
  40. 17 Culture, equity and learning
  41. Barbara Sparks & Shauna Butterwick
  42. Notes
  43. Bibliography
  44. Name index
  45. Subject index