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An international dictionary of adult and continuing education / Peter Jarvis

Main Author Jarvis, Peter, 1937- Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 1990 Description VI, 372 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-415-02421-8 CDU 03.8:37 37:030.8 374.7
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Containing over 5000 essential references to people, organisations, words and concepts in the field of adult education, this volume represents the first reference dictionary in this area.

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Jarvis (University of Surrey, UK) is on the editorial boards of Adult Education Quarterly and The International Journal of Lifelong Education. He has written numerous articles and several books. More than 5,000 entries form this dictionary and reflect his scholarship in the psychological, sociological, and historical aspects of adult learning theory. Included are programs, movements, terms, individuals, and organizations worldwide. International flavor ends there. Spelling is British and the intended readers are adult education professionals in the UK. Jarvis has included more organizations than the UNESCO Directory of Adult Education Documentation and Information Services (3rd ed., Paris, 1984) but access is limited by the alphabetical arrangement. Cross-references are inconsistent, and not all important acronyms receive entries. More terms are included than in UNESCO's trilingual Terminology of Adult Education (Paris, 1979), but Jarvis's work is padded with definitions not specific to adult/continuing education. In spite of these drawbacks to access, it is full of useful information. An optional choice for US academic libraries serving students and practitioners in adult education. -E. B. Nibley, American University

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