Understanding and Negotiating the Political Landscape of Adult Education. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 91. J-B ACE Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education

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  • Book
  • 112 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Provides key insights into the politics and policy issues in adult education today. Offering effective strategies for reflection and action, chapters explore issues in examination and negotiation of the political aspects of higher education, adult educators in K–12–focused colleges of education, literacy education, social welfare reform, professional organizations, and identity of the field. A valuable guidebook for educators meeting the political challenges in adult education policies, programs, and everyday practices.

This is the 91st journal in the Jossey–Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.
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EDITORS′ NOTES (Catherine A. Hansman, Peggy A. Sissel).

1. Thinking Politically: A Framework for Adult and Continuing Education (Peggy A. Sissel).

2. The Politics of Neglect: Adult Learners in Higher Education (Peggy A. Sissel, Catherine A. Hansman, Carol E. Kasworm).

3. Negotiating the Democratic Classroom (Scipio A. J. Colin III, Thomas W. Heaney).

4. Achieving Voice and Security in Colleges of Education (Michael J. Day, Donna Amstutz, Donna Whitson).

5. The Gendered Construction of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Barbara Sparks).

6. Living in the Feudalism of Adult Basic and Literacy Education: Can We Negotiate a Literacy Democracy? (B. Allan Quigley).

7. Political Hotbeds: Professional Organizations as Policymakers (Phyllis M. Cunningham).

8. Professionalization: A Politics of Identity (Arthur L. Wilson).

9. The Political Landscape of Adult Education: From the Personal to Political and Back Again (Catherine A. Hansman).
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CATHERINE A HANSMAN is associate professor and program director of the M.Ed. program in adult learning and development and the leadership and lifelong learning track in the Ph.D. program in urban education at Cleveland State University, Ohio.

PEGGY A. SISSEL is a researcher and consultant with the Center for Applied Studies in Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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