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  • Learning in Adulthoodby Sharan B. Merriam; Rosemary S. Caffarella; Lisa M. Baumgartner

    Wiley 2012; US$ 65.00

    In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults... more...

  • Low-Income Students and the Perpetuation of Inequalityby Dr Gary A Berg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Drawing upon quantitative data gathered from the U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Education, as well as interviews with students from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds, Low-Income Students and The Perpetuation of Inequality examines the question of who really benefits from public higher education. It engages with questions of social... more...

  • Unique Challenges in Urban Schoolsby Eric R. Jackson; Carolyn Turner; Dorothy E. Battle

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 25.99

    Unique Challenges in Urban Schools adds much to our understanding of the impact of parental involvement on the outcomes of African American students in urban settings. This carefully crafted and provocative book is a must read for individuals interested in how to impact/improve the state of African American education in our nation's many urban... more...

  • Lifelong Learning in Paid and Unpaid Workby D.W. Livingstone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Lifelong Learning is essential to all individuals and in recent years has become a guiding principle for policy initiatives, ranging from national economic competition to issues of social cohesion and personal fulfilment. However, despite the importance of lifelong learning there is a critical absence of direct, international evidence on its extent,... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficultiesby Penny Lacey; Rob Ashdown; Phyllis Jones; Hazel Lawson; Michele Pipe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    The Routledge Companion to Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties is a timely and rich resource with contributions from writing teams of acknowledged experts providing a balance of both academic and practitioner perspectives. The book covers a myriad of topics and themes and has the core purpose of informing and supporting everyone... more...

  • Beyond Rhetoricby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 70.00

    Adults with busy lifestyles, whatever their education level or employment situation, may well ask why they should resume learning. The reality is that the changing requirements of knowledge-based societies, skill shortages and the increasing importance of civil participation and social cohesion drive the need to continually update adults' skills and... more...

  • Co-financing Lifelong Learningby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 39.00

    Lifelong learning is not yet a reality for all. Economic and financial factors continue to limit opportunities in ways that are neither efficient nor equitable. Part of the problem is that our societies still have the habit of viewing learning as something for the young, something that is state supported. more...

  • ICT and Learningby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00

    Across both the industrialised and the developing worlds, educators have high hopes for information and communications technology (ICT). ICT has been seen as a potentially powerful tool for raising educational performance and increasing access to learning by the disadvantaged. Can it live up to these hopes? And does it have particular relevance to... more...

  • Ageing and Careersby Beatrice van der Heijden; René Schalk; Marc J.P.M. van Veldhoven

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book introduces a collection of papers about ‘ageing and careers’ that contributes to the literature on two career-related topics, i.e. long-term career development and early retirement more...

  • OECD in Figures 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 19.00

    OECD in Figures is OECD's pocket data book. It contains key data on OECD countries, ranging from economic growth and employment to trade and migration. There are comparable tables on the environment, science and public finances. For added perspective, OECD in Figures includes a selection of graphs, giving snapshots on subjects such as... more...