Scholars and practitioners have paid relatively little attention to the role of popular culture in the field of adult education, even though many educators of adults use it in their work to teach critical media literacy, to discuss diversity and equity issues, and to explore many aspects of adult development and learning.
In this volume, several practitioners illustrate and explain the ways in which they use popular culture in various adult education settings.
This is the 113th volume of the Jossey–Bass quarterly report New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.
Elizabeth J. Tisdell is associate professor and coordinator of the Adult Education Doctoral Program at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.
Patricia M. Thompson is a doctoral student in adult education at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, and currently works as the editorial associate for the Adult Education Quarterly.