Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers

Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers

by Rosemary S. Caffarella
     
 

Drawing from classic and current literature, as well as from her vast experience in the field, Rosemary S. Caffarella provides both a theoretical framework and a hands-on guide and resource book for those who plan adult education, training, and staff development programs. The ongoing education and training of adults has become a necessity in many career and

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Drawing from classic and current literature, as well as from her vast experience in the field, Rosemary S. Caffarella provides both a theoretical framework and a hands-on guide and resource book for those who plan adult education, training, and staff development programs. The ongoing education and training of adults has become a necessity in many career and professional areas. Yet the staff assigned to set up and administer these programs often lack skills and knowledge for the very task that is so critical to the success of their efforts—the actual planning of the programs themselves. This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to the process of planning educational programs for adults. Drawing from classic and current literature, as well as her vast experience in the field, Rosemary Caffarella provides both a theoretical framework and a hands-on guide and resource book for those who plan adult education, training, and staff development programs. A wealth of valuable tables, checklists, forms, and exhibits give the reader immediately usable information in a concise format. Also included are many And-of-chapter worksheets designed to help apply the material in that chapter to the reader's own planning situation. Numerous case scenarios and examples of practice are included throughout the book.

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From the Publisher
"You will find this book firmly grounded in clearly expressed concepts and principles derived from research-based theories of adult learning and loaded with practical suggestions for strategies and methods for applying these principles. Whether you are new to the field, or an old-timer, you will have one happy adventure." from the foreword by Malcolm S. Knowles, professor emeritus, North Carolina State University (from the foreword by Malcolm S. Knowles, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina State University)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900335
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/06/1994
Series:
Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.71(d)

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Meet the Author

ROSEMARY S. CAFFARELLA is a professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. She is coauthor (with S. Merriam) of Learning in Adulthood (Jossey-Bass, 1991) and serves as a consulting editor for Adult Education Quarterly and Adult Learning.

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