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Power, Politics, and Adult Educational Administration
The Case of a Liberal Arts Institution





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ISBN 9780367670313
September 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
100 Pages

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Book Description

This book seeks to draw out the impacts of power, politics, and critical theory on the growth of adult learning in a small liberal arts college setting. Using critical theory as an analytical tool to investigate questions around budgeting, academic quality, and student access, this volume shows how these issues are inextricably bound up with those of hegemony, ideology, and bureaucratic rationality. The author demonstrates, too, how acknowledging these influences at the outset leads to a sustainable and equitable adult learning environment. Through an emphasis on both organizational context and individual learning experiences, this volume contributes new substance to the understanding of politics and power relationships in educational leadership.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction



Chapter 2: Continuing Education Timeline at Elizabethtown College: 1899-2014



Part One: Beginnings



Chapter 3: Partnerships in Adult Education and the Impact of Critical Theory



Chapter 4: Critical Theory’s Structural Democratic Impulse



Chapter 5: Challenges to the Status Quo



Part Two: Accreditation and the Continuing Education Plan



Chapter 6: Self-Studies: 1998 and 2009



Chapter 7: New Plan for Continuing Education – Part I



Part Three: Faculty



Chapter 8: New Plan for Continuing Education – Part II



Chapter 9: New Plan for Continuing Education – Part III



Part Four: Locations



Chapter 10: New Plan for Continuing Education – Part IV



Part Five: Class Conflict



Chapter 11: Conflicts Between Adult and Traditional Students



Part Six: Staff



Chapter 12: Stresses and Strains of Critical Theory on the Front Line



Part Seven: The Rhetoric of Academic Quality



Chapter 13: Faculty Assessment Process as a Gateway for Affiliated Faculty



Conclusion



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Biography

John Kokolus is the Founding Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA.