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Equitable Adult Learning
Four Transformative Organizations Serving Diverse Communities

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ISBN 9781032261881
March 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides case studies written by practitioners from four organizations serving diverse adult learners in equitable, inclusive, and just ways. Their work employs an adapted version of the Education Deans for Justice and Equity Framework for Assessment and Transformation, a comprehensive tool grounded in research on equity and justice. This is one of the first published uses of that framework.

The editors situate this book in the history and need for increased equity and justice in adult education. They apply participatory action research to assist the four organizations in telling their stories. Authors of the organization chapters highlight their history and context in relation to their organizational structures, systems, policies and procedures. Editors provide a cross-case analysis of the four case studies.

This book will appeal to academics in adult education, social justice education, qualitative research methods, and organizational development. Organizations and practitioners will find exemplars of how to live into their intentions to be equitable and just.

Table of Contents

1 – Foundations of Equity;  2 - Methods: Case Studies from Insiders' Perspectives;  3 - Beyond Literacy: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts;  4 - Technology Access Foundation: Building Healthy Ecosystems;  5 -Building Skills Partnership: Collaborations for Opportunity and Justice;  6 - St. Mary's College BALOS/GLD: The Water in Which We Swim;  7 - Findings: Reflections That Lead to Action and Change;  8 - Observations: What We Learned in the Process


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Bob Hughes is Professor Emeritus of Adult Education at Seattle University, USA.

Deanna Iceman Sands is a Professor Emeritus of Leadership and Teacher Education at Seattle University, USA.

Ted Kalmus is the Director of Educational Administration at Seattle University, USA.