PLANNING PROGRAMS FOR ADULT LEARNERS
The third edition of Planning Programs for Adult Learners explores the development of adult education programs in clear and specific detail. The book offers a popular step–by–step guide that contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities to incorporating technology appropriately. This important resource is written for educators and practitioners for whom planning programs is a full–time responsibility or only a part of their jobs, as well as volunteers in a variety of organizations.
This new edition integrates the relevant literature from the past decade on globalization, culture, and technology that has influenced the world in which adult educators now practice. The book is filled with examples and scenarios that illustrate the precepts and advice from Caffarella′s proven Interactive Model of Program Planning and the handy chapter checklists remind practitioners what to focus on in their practice. In addition, the third edition puts the focus on critical administrative tasks and explores the ethical issues related to program planning. With the Interactive Model of Program Planning, the authors provide adult educators and practitioners in all fields a set of intellectual and practical tools to plan effective educational programs for adults.
Figures, Exhibits, and Exercises ix
Figures, Exhibits, and Exercises Available Online xiii
The Authors xxix
1 Planning Programs for Adults: What It s All About 1
2 Introducing the Interactive Model of Program Planning 27
3 Exploring Foundation Knowledge of Program Planning 52
4 Discerning the Context 79
5 Building a Solid Base of Support 106
6 Identifying and Prioritizing Ideas and Needs 133
7 Developing Program Goals and Objectives 161
8 Designing Instruction 181
9 Devising Transfer of Learning Plans 209
10 Formulating Program Evaluation Plans 232
11 Selecting Formats, Scheduling, and Staffing Programs 259
12 Preparing and Managing Budgets 283
13 Organizing Marketing Campaigns 311
14 Details, Details, Details 338
15 Revisiting the Model and Looking to the Future 366
Name Index 411
Subject Index 417
Rosemary S. Caffarella is an emerita professor of education in the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University. Her research and writing activities have focused on adult development and learning, and program planning and evaluation. She has authored or coauthored a number of books, including the award–winning Learning in Adulthood.
Sandra Ratcliff Daffron, president and CEO of the Institute for Professional Training & Education, is an international authority on adult and continuing professional education and professor of adult education at Western Washington University.