Dialogue Education at Work: Case Studies / Edition 1by Jane Vella
Pub. Date: 11/21/2003
In her landmark book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, celebrated adult educator Jane Vella outlined twelve principles of Dialogue Education, an approach to learning as a holistic, integrated, spiritual, and energetic process. Since the book was first published, her learning principles have been used in a wide variety of adult learning settings, in different
In her landmark book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, celebrated adult educator Jane Vella outlined twelve principles of Dialogue Education, an approach to learning as a holistic, integrated, spiritual, and energetic process. Since the book was first published, her learning principles have been used in a wide variety of adult learning settings, in different countries and with different educational purposes, clearly demonstrating that these principles can be used successfully with any type of adult learner, anywhere.
Dialogue Education at Work is the companion book to Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach. This is the first book to show how educators worldwide have used Vella’s methods to transform their classrooms and organizations into vital places of learning. Written for adult educators, staff developers, leaders of community service organizations, volunteer coordinators, and vocational trainers, Dialogue Education at Work is filled with illustrative case studies from a broad range of organizations that show how to put Vella’s principles into action. Some of the book’s diverse institutions, agencies, and organizations include:
- School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- Canadian Council of Churches
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
- New Orleans Job Initiative
- Mountain Micro Enterprise Fund
- Literacy Volunteers of America
- Freedom from Hunger
- Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Center for Learning and Transformation, Haiti
- California Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
These case studies clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of Vella’s approach to adult learning and offer educators the inspiration and information they need to create their own dynamic learning experiences.
Table of Contents
Foreword (Margaret Wheatley).
Introduction: Dialogue Education Today (Jane Vella).
Part I: University Education.
1. Dialogue Education Goes to College (Jane Marantz Connor).
2. Nutrition Education in an Undergraduate Setting (Elena Carbone).
3. Creating a Culture for Dialogue in a Nutrition Education Program (Meredith Pearson).
4. Dialogue Education at a Weekend College: An Accelerated Master’s Degree in Education (Marianne Reiff).
5. Dialogue Education in a Videoconferencing Classroom: An Undergraduate-Level Early Childhood Certificate Program (Steven I. Stahl).
6. Dialogue Education at a Student Union: College Students as Adult Partners (Jay Ekleberry, Mary Hoddy, Tara Cordes).
7. Transformative Learning in Faculty Development: A Case Study from South Africa (Sarah Gravett).
Part II: The Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Organizations.
8. Dialogue Education Goes to Court: The National Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association Prepares Volunteers Through Dialogue Education (Cynthia Bizzell).
9. Changing the Self, Changing the System: A Workplace Success Program Succeeds with a Dialogue Approach (Valerie Uccellani, Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers, Mack Slan).
10. From Telling to Teaching in Appalachia: The Mountain Microenterprise Fund of North Carolina (Joye Norris, Greg Walker-Wilson).
11. Welfare to Work via Dialogue Education: The Voices of Bread and Roses (Barbara Gassner).
12. Appreciative Inquiry and Dialogue Education Meet in Strategic Planning (Darlene Goetzman).
13. Teaching Communities to Lobby for Social Justice (Michael Culliton).
14. Choices: Steps Toward Health: A Dialogue Education Curriculum of the National Extended Food and Nutrition Program (Jean Anliker).
15. Vermont Math and Science Teachers Move from Monologue to Dialogue (Kathy Johnson, Peter Perkins, Nicole Saginor).
16. Using Dialogue for Strategic Planning Sessions (Karen G. Ridout).
17. Dialogue Education in California’s Women, Infants, and Children Program (Valerie Uccellani).
Part III: International Education.
18. The Double Bottom Line: Dialogue Education in Microfinance Services for the Poor (Robb Davis, Jeanette Treiber, Ellen Vor der Bruegge).
19. Dialogue Education Goes to Primary School in Haiti (Linda Gershuny).
20. Taking Time for Praxis in Cambodia (Gail von Hahmann).
21. Educational Revolution on the Volga River: Learning as a Personal Victory in the New Russia (Peter Perkins, Michaela B. Stickney).
22. Using Dialogue Education to Transform Primary Health Care in Chile (Klaus Püschel).
23. Organizing to Undo Racism in Canada: Designing for Safety in an Antiracism Program (Peter Noteboom).
Conclusion: The Future of Dialogue Education (Jane Vella).
Appendix: Selected Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education.
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