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Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education


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Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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The Distance Teaching Universities

The Distance Teaching Universities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Greville Rumble, Keith Harry
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1982 this volume provides nine case studies of particular distance teaching universities in Canada, China, Cost Rica, Germany, Israel, Pakistan, Spain, Venezuela and the UK. These universities were mainly founded in the 1970s to teach only at a distance. The book considers...

Adult Education and Community Action: Adult Education and Popular Social Movements

Adult Education and Community Action: Adult Education and Popular Social Movements

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tom Lovett, Chris Clarke, Avila Kilmurray
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1982, this book discusses the role of adult education in social and community action. In particular it presents a critical assessment of 'community education' and the theories of Illich, Freire and Gramsci and it proves that there is a radical adult education tradition in...

Distance Teaching For Higher and Adult Education

Distance Teaching For Higher and Adult Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anthony (Tony) Kaye, Greville Rumble
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1981 this volume provides a detailed analysis of the factors - strategic, pedagogic, operational, organisational and financial -which should be taken into account in the planning and running of large-scale, centralised distance education systems at the higher education level...

Adult Education For a Change

Adult Education For a Change

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jane L. Thompson
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1980 this book examines why adult education historically failed to attract working class students and whether experiences in Northern Ireland, the USA and Italy have any lessons to teach. Drawing together authors committed to adult education, the essays give fresh...

Training Adult Educators in Western Europe

Training Adult Educators in Western Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Jarvis, Alan Chadwick
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1991 this book is a comparative study of systems of preparing adult educators in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Cyprus. The book argues for more formal preparation and...

Adult Education and the Challenges of the 1990s

Adult Education and the Challenges of the 1990s

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Walter Leirman, Jindra Kulich
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1987, this book focuses on the areas of labour and employment education, the environment and ecological education, peacemaking and peace education, intercultural relations and multicultural education, education in the developing world and the changing role of the university...

Educational Responses to Adult Unemployment

Educational Responses to Adult Unemployment

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Barbara Senior, John Naylor
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1987, at a time of high unemployment, this book provides a critical analysis of the role played by education in solving unemployment. It examines the practical, social and psychological effects of unemployment on adults and argues that formal institutional responses are...

University Adult Education in England and the USA: A Reappraisal of the Liberal Tradition

University Adult Education in England and the USA: A Reappraisal of the Liberal Tradition

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Richard Taylor, Kathleen Rockhill, Roger Fieldhouse
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1985 this book is a critique and comparison of the nature, structure and provision of university adult education in England and the USA. The focus is both contemporary (twentieth century) and historical and is interdisciplinary, involving both social scientific and...

Adult Education and Cultural Development

Adult Education and Cultural Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Jones
December 18, 2020

Originally published in 1988, this book examines the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education. It emphasizes the importance of perceiving culture as a social construct which is part of a specific value system and questions how cultural development...

Educational Gerontology: International Perspectives

Educational Gerontology: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Frank Glendenning
August 18, 2020

Originally published in 1985, this book was the first book in the UK to provide an overview of educational gerontology and examine the needs for educational opportunities for older adults. The book draws on developments and experience from the UK, Denmark and the USA and should be of interest...

Working and Educating for Life: Feminist and International Perspectives on Adult Education

Working and Educating for Life: Feminist and International Perspectives on Adult Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mechthild Hart
August 18, 2020

Originally published in 1992, this book presents an alternative view of adult education. The author moves the analysis from the usual focus in adult education literature on skills and skill deficitys, and concentrates instead on the educational potential of work itself. By linking issues of gender...

Self-direction in Adult Learning: Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice

Self-direction in Adult Learning: Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ralph G. Brockett, Roger Hiemstra
August 18, 2020

Originally published in 1991, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive synthesis of developments, issues and practices related to a self-direction in learning. it presents strategies for facilitating self-directed learning as an instructional method and for enhancing learner...

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