4th Edition

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Theory and Practice

By Peter Jarvis Copyright 2010
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    Now in its fourth edition, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning is well established, and is regarded as the most widely used text about adult education. Fully revised and updated with substantial additional material, this new edition takes account of many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education. With new features for students and researchers, updates incorporate:

    • material on the ethical and political implications of lifelong learning
    • detailed information on changes relating to globalisation
    • increased emphasis on societal changes
    • information on the way technologies are affecting the way people learn
    • changing approaches to knowledge, knowledge acquisition and knowledge assessment.

    Students of education and education studies will find this an invaluable course companion, whilst practitioners and researchers in adult and lifelong learning will find this new fully-up-to-date edition even broader in scope than the last.

    List of Figures  List of Tables  Acknowledgements  Introduction  1. The Person as Learner  2. The Learning Society  3. Education and Learning  4. Learning  5. Perspectives of Learning Theory  6. Developments in Learning Theory  7. Teaching Adults  8. Process of Teaching  9. Theoretical Perspectives on Teaching  10. Distance Education and Open Learning  11. Assessing and Evaluating  12. Curriculum Theory and Programme Planning   13. Practice, Theory, Research and Policy  14. The Professional Preparation of Teachers of Adults  Conclusion  Selected Further Reading  Bibliography  Index


    Peter Jarvis is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of lifelong learning, adult and continuing education and is founding editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education (Taylor & Francis). He is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey (where he was the former head of the Department of Educational Studies) and is a former Adjunct Professor in the Department of Adult Education, University of Georgia, USA. He also holds honorary Visiting Professorships at City University (UK), Pecs University (Hungary) and Tianjin Radio and Television University (China), and is Special Professor at the University of Nottingham. Peter is a prolific author, whose recent publications include: The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning; Democracy, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society; and Globalization, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society (winner of the 2008 Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education).