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The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

Posted on 7/26/2022

Cover of book 'The Handbook of Adult And Continuing Education - 2020 Edition'

We recently learned about the 2020 edition of The Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. Although primarily written for scholars, this handbook is also a valuable resource for educators, administrators, and policymakers and it may be a resource that your school, consortium, or library considers for purchase.

The Handbook is divided into five main sections and covers a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Foundations – The developments, core debates, perspectives, and key principles that form the basis of the field
  • Understanding Adult Learning – Adult learning, adult development, motivation, access, participation, and support of adult learners
  • Teaching Practices and Administrative Leadership – Organization and administration, program planning, assessment and evaluation, teaching perspectives, andragogy and pedagogy, and digital technologies for teaching and learning
  • Formal and Informal Learning Contexts – Adult basic, GED, and literacy education, English-as-a-Second Language Programs, family literacy, prison education, and workforce development, as well as many other learning contexts
  • Contemporary Issues

You can read this Review of The Handbook from the Summer 2022 issue of the journal Adult Literacy Education from our colleagues at ProLiteracy.

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