×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
     

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education

by Sharan B. Merriam, André P. Grace, P.
 

See All Formats & Editions

With contributions from leading experts in the field, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education collects in one volume the best previously published literature on the issues and trends affecting adult education today. The volume includes influential pieces from foundational authors in the profession such as Eduard C. Lindeman, Alain Locke,

Overview

With contributions from leading experts in the field, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education collects in one volume the best previously published literature on the issues and trends affecting adult education today. The volume includes influential pieces from foundational authors in the profession such as Eduard C. Lindeman, Alain Locke, and Paulo Freire, as well as current work from authors around the world, including Laura L. Bierema, John M. Dirkx, Cecilia Amaluisa Fiallos, Peter Jarvis, Michael Newman, and Shirley Walters.

In five sections, the book's thirty chapters delve into a wide range of compelling topics including:

  • social justice, democracy, and activism

  • diversity and marginalization

  • human resource development

  • lifelong learning

  • ethical issues

  • the meaning and role of emotions

  • globalization and non-Western perspectives

  • the role of mass media, popular culture, and "social learning"

  • technology

  • health, welfare, and environment

Each piece is framed within its larger context by the editors, and each section is accompanied by helpful reflection and discussion questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118094174
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
2 MB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Sharan B. Merriam is professor emeritus of adult education and qualitative research at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She is the author,coauthor, or editor of more than twenty-six books, including Learning in Adulthood, The Profession and Practice of Adult Education, and The New Update on Adult Learning Theory, all from Jossey-Bass.

André P. Grace is a professor in educational policy studies and director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He is the coauthor of Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education ???from Jossey-Bass.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews