New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Assessing Adult Learning in Diverse Settings: Current Issues and Approaches, No. 75 Fall 1997 / Edition 1

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Assessing Adult Learning in Diverse Settings: Current Issues and Approaches, No. 75 Fall 1997 / Edition 1

by Amy D. Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787998400

ISBN-13: 9780787998400

Pub. Date: 12/30/1997

Publisher: Wiley

In this era of increased accountability, assessment of educational achievement has taken on great urgency. This is particularly true within adult continuing education, where assessment results can directly affect a program's existence. This volume presents an overview of some of the general assessment trAnds within the field. The purpose of this volume is to

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In this era of increased accountability, assessment of educational achievement has taken on great urgency. This is particularly true within adult continuing education, where assessment results can directly affect a program's existence. This volume presents an overview of some of the general assessment trAnds within the field. The purpose of this volume is to examine assessment approaches analytically from a variety of programatic levels and to look at the implications of these differing approaches. Assessment issues are presented from several perspectives, including the ways in which different assessment techniques accredit adults' prior learning, the concerns that are raised about assessment in specific program areas such as adult basic education and workplace learning, and the importance of self-reflection and self-assessment. The individual chapters go beyond mechanistic issues of measurement to discuss the implications of cultural differences as well as differing ideas about knowledge and knowing and the implications these ideas can have for both the participant and the program. This volume should be of use to anyone concerned with how assessment issues have come to permeate the field of adult continuing education. This is the 75th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787998400
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/30/1997
Series:
J-B ACE Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education Series, #56
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

1. Principles for Assessment of Adult Learning(Carol E. Kasworm, Catherine A. Marienau)
2. Assessing Critical Thinking(Stephen D. Brookfield)
3. The Assessment of Noncollegiate Sponsored Programs of Instruction(Richard J. Hamilton)
4. Multicultural Approaches to Portfolio Development(Elana Michelson)
5. A Model for Developing an Outcomes Assessment Plan: The Regents College Outcomes Assessment Framework(Paula E. Peinovich, Mitchell S. Nesler, Todd S. Thomas)
6. Assessment in Adult Basic Education Programs(Eunice N. Askov, Barbara L. Van Horn, Priscilla S. Carman)
7. Assessing Workplace Learning: New TrAnds and Possibilities(Patricia L. Inman, Sally Vernon)
8. Beyond Transfer of Training: Using Multiple Lenses to Assess Community Education Programs(Judith M. Ottoson)

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