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The literature on adult education reflects a growing recognition ofthe role that the arts can play in facilitating adult and societallearning. This volume further explores that role. Much adultlearning takes place in settings other than formal classrooms, andthe contributors to this volume represent diverse educationalarenas.
In putting together this volume we deliberately approachedcontributors whose work is relevant to the theory and practice ofadult education, regardless of their professional pedigree.Although all the contributors see adult and societal learning as animportant aspect of their work, not all would define themselves as"professional adult educators." There is much to be learned byconnecting the formal theories and practices of adult education tothe work of these educators and activists. Some of the chapters aremore analytical and other chapters are more expressive, but eachincludes a story of the author's personal experience integratingthe arts with the theory underlying adult education practice. Thefinal chapter pulls together the themes that emerge from thesechapters, suggesting how they connect with and contribute to adulteducation theory.
Taken in its entirety, the volume demonstrates the power of thearts for bridging boundaries, broadening perspective, and deepeningunderstanding across disciplines. We hope that readers will findthe experiences reported in this issue relevant and stimulating fortheir own practice.
This is the 116th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation, an indispensable series that explores issues ofcommon interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, andpolicymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing educationsettings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs,businesses, libraries, and museums.