Learning Environments for Women's Adult Development: Bridges Toward Change

Learning Environments for Women's Adult Development: Bridges Toward Change

by Kathleen Taylor, Catherine Marienau
     
 

This volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education explores emerging theory and practice in adult development, adult learning, and feminist pedagogy for learning environments designed to meet women's needs. Adult women learners face special challenges as they enter or reenter higher education. Research and experience suggest that historical and

Overview

This volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education explores emerging theory and practice in adult development, adult learning, and feminist pedagogy for learning environments designed to meet women's needs. Adult women learners face special challenges as they enter or reenter higher education. Research and experience suggest that historical and current education approaches may not serve men and women equally. The central aim of this book is to help make learning environments more supportive of reentry women in their ongoing development. Many of the practices showcased in this sourcebook emerged from programs of alternative higher education as they Andeavored to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of learners. The different pedagogical approaches described herein help a woman learner shape the narrative of her evolving self in multiple life contexts. Ultimately, the kinds of educational practices described in this volume will prove effective in promoting lifelong learning and development for both women and men. This is the 65th issue in the journal series "New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education." For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787999117
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/11/1995
Series:
J-B ACE Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education Series , #61
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

GORDON E. SMITH is associate professor in the School for New Learning at DePaul University and is active in the Alliance (an association for alternative degree programs for adults). She has worked in alternative higher education for adults for over twenty years, serving as teacher, adviser, mentor, program developer and administrator, research, writer, and consultant. CATHERINE MARIENAU is associate professor at Saint Mary's College of California, chair of the Department of Portfolio Instruction, and a consultant on women's development and education. She returned to college to complete her bachelor's degree twenty years after starting it.

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