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International Encyclopedia of Adult Education
Edited by Leona M. English
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
26 Apr 2005
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£145.00
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9781403917355
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15 Jul 2008
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9780230201712
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Now in paperback, The International Encyclopedia of Adult Education is the first comprehensive reference work in this important and fast-growing field. Developed by an international board of advisors, this encyclopedia is an invaluable asset for scholars, graduate students and practitioners who have an interest in the field of adult education.

More than 170 entries have been commissioned from authors in six continents representing the most respected adult education departments in the world. Their diverse lignuistic, ethnic and national perspectives make this a truly global resource.

The perspective of the writers is crutial and questioning, both defining the territory and raising key questions for the field in the 21st century. Terms such as diversity, learning, training and andragogy are explained and explored, and there are extensive bibliographical references to facilitate further research. Scholars and students will find this a comprehensive and concise guide to key terms, movements and concepts in the field.


Description

Now in paperback, The International Encyclopedia of Adult Education is the first comprehensive reference work in this important and fast-growing field. Developed by an international board of advisors, this encyclopedia is an invaluable asset for scholars, graduate students and practitioners who have an interest in the field of adult education.

More than 170 entries have been commissioned from authors in six continents representing the most respected adult education departments in the world. Their diverse lignuistic, ethnic and national perspectives make this a truly global resource.

The perspective of the writers is crutial and questioning, both defining the territory and raising key questions for the field in the 21st century. Terms such as diversity, learning, training and andragogy are explained and explored, and there are extensive bibliographical references to facilitate further research. Scholars and students will find this a comprehensive and concise guide to key terms, movements and concepts in the field.


Reviews

'An excellent reference tool and certainly should be part of any college library or educational reference collection.' Elisabeth R. Hayes - University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Adult Education Quarterly, May 2007

'This is a really useful and user-friendly book. All entries are well structured and well written, and provide a clear introduction to a wide range of issues pertaining to the broad field of adult education.' Gert Biesta - University of Exeter, in Studies in the Education of Adults Volume 38, Number 1, Spring 2006


Contents

Editorial Board and Contributors' Details
Foreword by Dr. Paul Belanger
Introduction
The Encyclopedia of Adult Education: Entries Arranged A-Z
Term Index
Name Index
Subject Index


Authors

LEONA M. ENGLISH is Professor of Adult Education at St Francis Xavier University, Canada. She holds degrees from Memorial University, University of Toronto, University of Technology (Sydney, AU) and Columbia University. She is past President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education and reviewer for a number of journals in adult education.