The nature of adult education at individual, group and community levels is the concern of this book. Definitions and patterns of adult learning are critically assessed in both this country and abroad, and the processes involved considered in detail. Both case studies and thematic articles have been included and are selected to illustrate the breadth of the field along a number of areas: formal, non-formal and informal education; face-to-face and distance education; from basic levels of education to higher education; from highly deterministic to more ‘open’ or self-directed forms of education. It is felt that the study and practice of the education of adults can be best advanced by the adoption of such a broad view.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Part 1: Definitions and Patterns 1.1 Adult Education and the Education of Adults Brian Groombridge 1.2 Patterns of Adult Education in East Europe Jindra Kulich. 1.3 Adult Education in the Third World Lalage Bown. Part 2: Processes 2.1 Andragogy: An Emerging Technology for Adult Learning Malcom Knowles 2.2 The Learning Transaction Roby Kidd 2.3 Learning Situations of Educational Situations? Kenneth Lawson 2.4 Adult Learning and Industrial Training Mike Smith 2.5 The Nature and Process of Adult Development Paula Allman 2.6 A Critical Theory of Adult Learning and Education Jack Mezirow Part 3: Individual Learning 3.1 Self-planned Learning and Major Personal Change Allen Tough 3.2 The Individual Adult Learner Michael Moore 3.3 Higher Education: School for Independent Study John Stephenson 3.4 Radio ECCA: A Distance Learning System in the Canary Islands Luis Espina Cepeda Part 4: Group Learning 4.1 The Process of the Encounter Group Carl Rogers 4.2 The Group-Centred Leader Thomas Gordon 4.3 Observing, Recording and Evaluating Tom Douglas Part 5: Community Learning 5.1 Community Michael Newman 5.2 Adult Education and Community Action Tom Lovett 5.3 Action Learning and the Inner City Reg Revans 5.4 Education and Conscientizaçã Paulo Freire. Index.