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Adult education and lifelong learning : theory and practice / Peter Jarvis

Main Author Jarvis, Peter, 1937- Country Reino Unido. Edition 4th ed Publication London : Routledge, 2010 Description XIV, 338 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-415-49481-8
CDU 374.7
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Now in itsnbsp;fourth edition, Adult Education and Lifelong Learning is well established, and is regarded as the most widely used text about adult education. Fully revised and updated with substantial additional material, this new edition takes account of many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education. With new features for students and researchers, updates incorporate:

material on the ethical and political implications of lifelong learning detailed information on changes relating to globalisation increased emphasis on societal changes information on the way technologies are affecting the way people learn changing approaches to knowledge, knowledge acquisition and knowledge assessment.

Students of education and education studies will find this an invaluable course companion, whilst practitioners and researchers in adult and lifelong learning will find this new fully-up-to-date edition even broader in scope than the last.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • 1 The Person as Learner
  • 3 Education and Learning
  • 6 Developments in Learning Theory
  • 8 Process of Teaching
  • 9 Theoretical Perspectives on Teaching
  • 10 Distance Education and Open Learning
  • 11 Assessing and Evaluating
  • 12 Curriculum Theory and Programme Planning
  • 14 The Professional Preparation of Teachers of Adults
  • Conclusion
  • Selected Further Reading
  • 13 Practice, Theory, Research and Policy
  • Acknowledgements
  • 2 The Learning Society
  • 7 Teaching Adults
  • Introduction
  • 5 Perspectives of Learning Theory
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 4 Learning

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Peter Jarvis is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of lifelong learning, adult and continuing education and is founding editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education (Taylor & Francis). He is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey (where he was the former head of the Department of Educational Studies) and is a former Adjunct Professor in the Department of Adult Education, University of Georgia, USA. He also holds honorary Visiting Professorships at City University (UK), Pecs University (Hungary) and Tianjin Radio and Television University (China), and is Special Professor at the University of Nottingham. Peter is a prolific author, whose recent publications include: The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning; Democracy, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society; and Globalization, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society (winner of the 2008 Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education).

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