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Global Issues and Adult Education. Perspectives from Latin America, Southern Africa, and the United States. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 3148741
  • Book
  • August 2014
  • Region: Global, Latin America, Africa
  • 560 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Global Issues and Adult Education brings together seven years of cutting-edge research and analysis from the Cyril O. Houle Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education. These emerging leaders in the field investigate the importance of adult education in responding to the challenges of global issues. The book is divided into five sections, each of which examines one overarching topic-globalization and the market economy, marginalized populations, environment and health, community empowerment, and lifelong learning and educational systems. Each section begins with an introduction that provides a framework for understanding the overarching issues and summarizes the chapters in the section.

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Foreword (Gail McClure).


The Editors.

The Contributors.


1. Adult Education and Social Transformation (Zelda Groener).

2. Adult Education and the Empowerment of the Individual in a Global Society (Cecilia Amaluisa Fiallos).

3. Development of Educators in Relation to Globalization in Latin America (Juan José Madrigal Goerne).

4. Globalization and the Future of Critical Adult Education (John D. Holst).

5. In the Belly of the Beast: Globalization and Adult Education in the United States (Fred M. Schied).

6. Adult Education and the Mass Media in the Age of Globalization (Talmadge C. Guy).

7. Framing a Critical Discourse on Globalization (Daniel V. Folkman).


8. Is Adult Education an Agent for Change or Instrument of the Status Quo? (Vivian W. Mott).

9. Race, Politics, and Economic Self-Sufficiency in a Culture of Welfare Reform (Mary V. Alfred).

10. Women Facing Internal Armed Conflict: The Challenge for Adult Education (Mónica Arboleda Giraldo).

11. Using Visual Methods to Bring People to the Center (Doria Daniels).

12.Women’s Learning and Development in the Workplace (Laura L. Bierema).

13. Mainstreaming Marginalized Populations Through Adult Education Programs: The Herdboys in Lesotho (Mantina V. Mohasi).

14. Disability as an Issue of Marginalization (Tonette S. Rocco).

15. The Intersection of Education, Hegemony, and Marginalization Within the Academy (Vanessa Sheared).

16. Breaking Down Barriers: Challenging the Hegemony of Privileged Positionalities (LisaM. Baumgartner).


17. The Role of the Church in Combating HIV/AIDS (Irene Ellen Chadibe).

18.Western and Indigenous African Knowledge Systems Affecting Gender and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Botswana (Peggy Gabo Ntseane).

19. Aligning Health Promotion and Adult Education for Healthier Communities (Barbara J. Daley).

20. “He Hits Me and My World Shatters. . . .”: How Could Adult Education Possibly Make a Difference Here? (M. Carolyn Clark).

21. The Greening of the Adult Education Academy (Edward W. Taylor).

22. Environmental Adult Education: Producing Polychromatic Spaces for a Sustainable World (Robert J. Hill).

23. Adult Education on the Environmental Margin: A Call for Action (Barbara McDonald).


24. Adult Education and Social Capital: Supporting Communities in the Context of HIV/AIDS (Gillian Attwood).

25. Transformative Learning: A Community Empowerment Conduit for African American Women (Juanita Johnson-Bailey).

26. Adult Education for Community Empowerment: Toward the Possibility of Another World (Rita María Ceballos).

27. Noninstrumental Objectives for Contemporary Popular Education (Julián Alberto González).

28. Adult Literacy Education and Empowerment in Africa: Problems and Prospects (Tonic Maruatona).

29. Literacy as a Human Right: Research and Policies (Vera Masagão Ribeiro).

30. Improving the Effectiveness of Volunteers in Community-Based Adult Literacy Education (Alisa Belzer).


31. Radical Mutuality and Self-Other Relationship in Adult Education (Marsha Rossiter).

32. Low-Income Adult Learners in Higher Education: Politics, Policies, and Praxis (Catherine A. Hansman).

33. Research in Popular and Adult Education in Latin America (Mercedes Ruiz).

34.Ways of Organizing Knowledge for Teaching in Youth and Adult Education (María del Carmen Lorenzatti).

35. Building a Learning Community for Parents and Directors of Educational Establishments in Chile (Javier Corvalán).

36. Popular Education and Lifelong Learning: An Integrative Approach to Poverty, Development, and Change (Peter G. Malvicini).

37. Challenges in Setting up Systems for Assessing Prior Experiential Learning in Higher Distance Education (Rita Kizito).

38. The Role of “Learning-Committed Leaders” in Lifelong Learning (Andrea D. Ellinger).


39. The Role of Adult Education in Addressing Global Issues (Sharan B. Merriam, Bradley C. Courtenay, Ronald M. Cervero).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Sharan B. Merriam University of Georgia.
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