Adult and Continuing Education: Major Themes in Education, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Adult and Continuing Education

Major Themes in Education, 1st Edition

Edited by Peter Jarvis


488 pages

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Hardback: 9780415130257
pub: 2003-01-23
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Depicting the ways that adult education has evolved as society has changed and how it has been incorporated into lifelong learning, this is a truly unique set that puts a stamp on an exciting field and important, far-reaching issues. These five volumes represent a great advance to scholars, as this is the first comprehensive overview of the field.

The set draws on books, journals, reports and historical papers to map the vast field of education for adults. The writings included in the set have influenced the development of both the practice and the study of adult education from the Guilds to vocational education, distance learning and leisure learning. The collection also covers the recent emergence of corporations as new providers of education for adults with the corporate classroom, corporate universities and consultancies.

A detailed index and new introduction by the editor will help the reader navigate this wealth of diverse material.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Liberal Adult Education, Part I

Volume 2: Liberal Adult Education, Part II

Volume 3: Vocational Education

Volume 4: Teaching, Learning and Research

Volume 5: Adult Education - Viewed from the Disciplines

About the Series

Major Themes in Education

The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education
EDUCATION / Reference