The Christian Educator's Handbook on Adult Education

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The Christian Educator's Handbook on Adult Education represents one of the first comprehensive attempts by evangelicals to apply adult education theory to Christian education in general. In this book, contributors from across the evangelical spectrum present an accessible interpretation, application, and critique from a biblical perspective of the adult education model put forth by Malcolm Knowles. The result is a highly practical volume composed of applied, theoretical, and age-specific chapters that will appeal to those in ministry and higher education.

Topics include:

Biblical foundations for adult education
Cultural factors that affect education
Learning from gender differences
Small groups in adult education
Teaching young, middle, and older adults
Teaching single adults vs. family-oriented teaching
Adult Sunday school
Mentoring and discipling
and much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801021688
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,178,429
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth O. Gangel (Ph.D., University of Missouri), after a distinguished career at Dallas Theological Seminary, is now executive director of the graduate studies division at Toccoa Falls College. A noted expert on Christian education, he has written many books, including Feeding and Leading.
James C. Wilhoit (Ph.D., Northwestern) is professor of Christian education at Wheaton College. He has authored a number of scholarly articles and books, including Christian Education and the Search for Meaning.
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Table of Contents

1. Biblical Foundations for Adult Education
Kenneth O. Gangel
2. Theological Foundations for Adult Education
Edward L. Hayes
3. Christian Adults and Spiritual Formation
James C. Wilhoit
4. Cultural Factors of North American Adults
Gregory C. Carlson
5. Psychology of Adulthood
John M. Dettoni
6. Contributions of Malcolm Knowles
Malcolm S. Knowles
7. Learning from Gender Differences
Catherine M. Stonehouse
8. How Adults Learn
Richard Patterson
9. Inductive Teaching: Strategy for the Adult Educator
Duane H. Elmer
10. Small Groups in Adult Education
Samuel L. Canine
11. Setting and Achieving Objectives for Adult Education
Warren S. Benson
12. Curriculum for Adult Education
James C. Galvin/David R. Veerman
13. Teaching Young Adults
Fred R. Wilson
14. Teaching Middle Adults
Wesley R. Willis
15. Teaching Older Adults
Robert E. Fillinger
16. Single Adults and Single Parents
Patricia A. Chapman
17. The "Critical Years" of Young Adulthood
Richard E. Butman
18. Family Life Education
James R. Slaughter
19. Adult Education with Persons from Ethnic Minority Communities
Robert W. PazmiƱo
20. Adult Sunday School
Harold J. Westing
21. Programming Adult Education in the Local Church
Stanley S. Olsen
22. Mentoring and Discipling
Allen D. Curry
23. Seminars and Workshops
James A. Davies
24. Illustrations of Effective Church Education with Adults
Michael S. Lawson
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2002


    Just finished reading this. It has many excellent suggestions and helps for Adult Education in the church. Much of the information is based on Malcom Knowles' ideas on "andragogy" (teaching adults). Emphasizes teaching in small groups and deals with such subjects as Christian Adults and Spiritual formation, Cultural Factors in North American Adults, Psychology of Adulthood, Learning from Gender Differences, How Adults Learn, Inductive Teaching,Teaching Different age groups, etc. I highly recommended it for any teacher of adults.

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