Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: Theory and Practice / Edition 3

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: Theory and Practice / Edition 3

by Peter Jarvis, Jarvis Peter
     
 

This is the third edition of Peter Jarvis' classic textbook, Adult and Continuing Education, which established itself as the most widely used and respected book about education for adults today. In this new edition, the author has made extensive revisions and included substantial additional material to take account of the many changes that have occurred in

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This is the third edition of Peter Jarvis' classic textbook, Adult and Continuing Education, which established itself as the most widely used and respected book about education for adults today. In this new edition, the author has made extensive revisions and included substantial additional material to take account of the many changes that have occurred in the field of adult education.
Additional and updated material in this much-anticipated new edition includes:


  • a discussion on both globalisation and Europeanisation, indicating the pressures that have been exerted on the educational system to change

  • a greater emphasis on lifelong education, lifelong learning and society

  • an extended discussion on the theorists of distance education and introductory material on

  • e-learning and on-line learning an updated look at changes in UK policy and European policy documents

  • new material on the relationship between research, learning and the changing approaches to knowledge, with more emphasis placed on action learning and research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415314930
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1Towards a rationale for the provision of learning opportunities for adults1
2From adult education to lifelong learning : a conceptual framework39
3The adult learner and adult learning67
4Adults learning - some theorists' perspectives118
5Teaching adults139
6Some theoretical perspectives on teaching adults189
7Distance education218
8Assessing and evaluating230
9Curriculum theory and programme planning244
10Practice, theory and research280
11The professional preparation of teachers of adults292
12The provision of adult education and lifelong learning in the United Kingdom313

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