The Profession and Practice of Adult Education: An Introduction

The Profession and Practice of Adult Education: An Introduction

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by Sharan B. Merriam, Ralph G. Brockett
     
 

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The Profession and Practice of Adult Education is a timely book and an excellent introduction to the field. Drawing from an extensive volume of literature, it provides comprehensive coverage and a clear guide. Graduate students will benefit from it and practitioners will be kept abreast of changes that are occurring.
—Peter Jarvis, professor of

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The Profession and Practice of Adult Education is a timely book and an excellent introduction to the field. Drawing from an extensive volume of literature, it provides comprehensive coverage and a clear guide. Graduate students will benefit from it and practitioners will be kept abreast of changes that are occurring.
—Peter Jarvis, professor of continuing education and senior research professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

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Outlines the concepts and practices of adult and continuing education in North America, with sections on foundations of adult education, the organization and delivery of adult education, and developing a professional field of practice, describing major dimensions of the field and discussing critical issues in its practice. Subjects include the global context of adult learning, and the adult learner and concepts of learning. For graduate students as well as practitioners working in adult education in various settings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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At last, a comprehensive and readable overview of the field of adult education that will be useful to neophyte and seasoned adult educators, scholars and reflective practitioners. Sharan Merriam and Ralph Brockett have succeeded in a daunting task. (Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon, associate professor and director, Center for Adult Learning Services, New College, St. Edward's University)

• This text is a thorough, up-to-date, comprehensive description of the profession and practice of adult education. Drs. Merriam and Brockett combine their wealth of knowledge and experience in the field to deliver this clever, accurate, highly readable and practical text that describes this critical segment of education for adults.? (Dr. Lorraine A. Cavaliere, dean of education and associate professor, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania)

In a postmodern world of crumbling boundaries, here is a book that draws upon the traditions of the field of adult education without being held captive to them. For those wanting to see where adult education has been, where it has gotten to, and where it might be going, Merriam and Brockett's survey offers a great place to begin a critical reading of a complex field of theory and practice. (Arthur L. Wilson, assistant professor in the Department of Adult and Community College Education, College of Education and Psychology, North Carolina State University and co-author of Planning Responsibly for Adult Education)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118045282
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Series:
CourseSmart Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
614 KB

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“A comprehensive and readable overview of the field of adult education that will be useful to neophyte and seasoned adult educators, scholars, and reflective practitioners.”—Dr. Jovita M. Ross-Gordon, professor and program director, Adult, Professional and Community Education, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

“Drs. Merriam and Brockett combine their wealth of knowledge and experience in the field to deliver this clever, accurate, highly readable and practical text.”—Dr. Lorraine A. Cavaliere, dean of education and  associate professor, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

“For those wanting to see where adult education has been, where it has gotten to, and where it might be going, Merriam and Brockett’s survey offers a great place to begin a critical reading of a complex field of theory and practice.”—Arthur L. Wilson  , professor of adult education in the Department of Education, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Meet the Author

Sharan B. Merriam is professor of adult education at the University of Georgia.

Ralph G. Brockett is professor of adult education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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