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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
 

ISBN-10: 0415314933

ISBN-13: 9780415314930

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

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)

Table of Contents

List of figuresx
List of tablesxi
Acknowledgementsxii
Introduction to the first editionxiii
Introduction to the revised editionxiv
Introduction to the third editionxvi
1Towards a rationale for the provision of learning opportunities for adults1
The nature of contemporary society1
The social nature of the individual24
Individuals as lifelong learners29
The human being and the need to learn34
Summary38
2From adult education to lifelong learning: a conceptual framework39
The changing concept of education39
Teaching, learning and education42
Adult education and the education of adults44
Continuing education46
Recurrent education51
Human resource development55
Community education56
Lifelong education61
Lifelong learning64
Summary65
3The adult learner and adult learning67
The adult learner67
Adult learning82
Summary117
4Adults learning - some theorists' perspectives118
Paulo Freire118
Robert M. Gagne123
Malcolm S. Knowles125
Jack Mezirow131
Carl Rogers135
Summary137
5Teaching adults139
Conditions of learning and approaches to teaching142
The processes of teaching148
Teaching methods156
Teaching aids185
Summary187
6Some theoretical perspectives on teaching adults189
The human process of teaching189
Some major writers about teaching206
Summary216
7Distance education218
The nature of distance education and distance learning218
The continued development of distance education224
Contemporary practices227
Conclusion229
8Assessing and evaluating230
Assessing learners' work232
Certificates and credits236
Conclusion243
9Curriculum theory and programme planning244
Studies in curriculum theory244
Programme planning273
Conclusion278
10Practice, theory and research280
Practice and theory280
Research into practice286
Conclusion291
11The professional preparation of teachers of adults292
The process of professionalization294
An historical overview of the development of the professional preparation of adult educators in the UK297
Recent developments in the professional preparation of educators in both adult education and lifelong learning309
Conclusion312
12The provision of adult education and lifelong learning in the United Kingdom313
Sectors of lifelong learning provision315
Some developments in lifelong learning in the UK326
Organizations involved in lifelong learning and adult education335
Conclusion338
Selected further reading339
Bibliography351

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