2nd Edition

An International Dictionary of Adult and Continuing Education

By Peter Jarvis Copyright 1999

    Containing over 5000 essential references to people, organisations, words and concepts in the field of adult education, this thorough and comprehensive volume represents the standard reference for anyone seeking information on the education of adults.

    Preface, Alphabetical listings from Ability to Zweiter Bidungsweg.


    Peter Jarvis

    `A thorough and comprehensive study, offering an international perspective and an opportunity to enrich the user's understanding of the education of adults throughout the world. It is a useful tool kit of the contemporary adult educator.' - Albsu - The Basic Skills Unit

    `In this very portable document, the specialist or the novice will find easily succinct but useful information on adult education institutions, associations, organizations and foundations, and will learn more about individuals who have influenced the field whether as practitioners or as researchers. [The book] is certainly a welcome addition to any specialized collection on the subjects of adult education and adult basic education, and even more so on the desks and shelves of practitioners and researchers in these fields. Peter Jarvis must be commended for a tremendous effort which resulted in a reference tool of quality.' - Convergence