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Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 2
     

Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 2

by Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella
 

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ISBN-10: 0787910430

ISBN-13: 9780787910433

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

"An essential volume in adult education."

--Choice

"Merriam and Caffarella provide an excellent resource whose value will last until the appearance of the third edition."

--Continuing Higher Education Review

The second edition of Learning in Adulthood integrates the most important contributions to adult learning in the last decade. The result is an updated,

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"An essential volume in adult education."

--Choice

"Merriam and Caffarella provide an excellent resource whose value will last until the appearance of the third edition."

--Continuing Higher Education Review

The second edition of Learning in Adulthood integrates the most important contributions to adult learning in the last decade. The result is an updated, comprehensive synthesis of what we now know about adult learning--including the context in which it takes place, who the participants are, what they learn and why, the nature of the learning process itself, major theoretical developments, and much more. Sharan Merriam and Rosemary Caffarella reveal how sociocultural influences can create specific developmental needs and interests, and how such social factors as race, class, and gender can shape learning. From this background, they construct a more inclusive perspective on adult learning, guiding readers toward new ways of thinking about teaching, learning, and the broader social implications of adult education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787910433
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.74(d)

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Table of Contents

THE CONTEXT OF PROVISION OF ADULT LEARNING.
Adult Learning and Contemporary Society.
Learning Opportunities in Adulthood.
Participation in Adult Education.
Providing Learning Opportunities.
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING.
Biological and Psychological Development.
Sociocultural and Integrative Perspectives on Development.
Cognitive Development in Adulthood.
Intelligence and Aging.
THE LEARNING PROCESS.
Memory, Cognition, and the Brain.
Experience and Learning.
Key Theories of Learning.
THE LEARNING TRANSACTION WITH ADULTS.
Andragogy and Other Models of Adult Learning.
Self-Directed Learning.
Transformational Learning.
Critical Theory, Postmodern, and Feminist Perspectives.
REFLECTIONS ON PRACTICE.
Ethics and Adult Learning.
Integrating Theory and Practice.

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