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  • Creating a Learning Societyby Joseph E. Stiglitz; Bruce C. Greenwald; Philippe Aghion; Kenneth J. Arrow; Robert M. Solow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    It has long been recognized that most standard of living increases are associated with advances in technology, not the accumulation of capital. Yet it has also become clear that what truly separates developed from less developed countries is not just a gap in resources or output but a gap in knowledge. In fact, the pace at which developing countries... more...

  • Radicalizing Learningby Stephen D. Brookfield; John D. Holst

    Wiley 2010; US$ 40.00

    Radicalizing Learning calls for a total rethinking of what the field of adult education stands for and how adult educators should assess their effectiveness. Arguing that major changes in society are needed to create a more just world, the authors set out to show how educators can help learners envision and enact this radical transformation. Specifically,... more...

  • Creating Courses for Adultsby Ralf St. Clair

    Wiley 2015; US$ 38.00

    Become an effective adult educator by approaching teaching systematically As the author describes at the beginning of Creating Courses for Adults, "The big idea of this book is that education for adults has to be designed." Whether in basic skills training, English language classes, professional development workshops, personal interest courses,... more...

  • Dimensions of Adult Learningby Griff Foley

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 40.90

    A comprehensive introduction to adult education and vocational training from leading international educators. more...

  • Participatory Practices in Adult Educationby Pat Campbell; Barbara Burnaby

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    Although there has been a great deal of rhetoric about learner empowerment in educational and community development circles, this book is the first to offer detailed examples of successful participatory practices in adult education spanning a wide range of program settings, such as schools, institutions, communities, and the workplace. The editors... more...

  • Changing Classesby Martin Packer

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    Changing Classes tells the story of a small, poor, ethnically-mixed school district in Michigan's rust-belt. more...

  • The Adult Learnerby Malcolm S. Knowles; Elwood F. Holton III; Richard A. Swanson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles? pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed,... more...

  • Power in Practiceby Ronald M. Cervero; Arthur L. Wilson

    Wiley 2001; US$ 42.00

    "The single most important contribution to our field's knowledge base in the past two decades. The authors have managed to shift the focus of adult education back to the social concerns that were taken for granted when the field was founded. We are ready for this long overdue book. Indeed, we have been yearning for this book. It will tilt our field... more...

  • Lifelong Learning in Actionby Norman Longworth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 60.95

    Since the concept of lifelong learning came to prominence much excellent work has been undertaken but, as Professor Longworth's new book shows, major change in some areas is still needed if the concept of learning from cradle to grave is to become a true reality. Using his unique vantage point from consulting with schools, universities, local, governmental... 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...