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The Resource The literature of adult education : a bibliographic essay, Cyril O. Houle

The literature of adult education : a bibliographic essay, Cyril O. Houle

Label
The literature of adult education : a bibliographic essay
Title
The literature of adult education
Title remainder
a bibliographic essay
Statement of responsibility
Cyril O. Houle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, Cyril O. Houle presents an up-to-date, comprehensive examination of the nature and scope of the vast literature on adult education - and includes the historical perspective and interpretation necessary to understand the links between the diverse and seemingly separate aspects of the field. In a single volume, he describes over twelve hundred books, tracing the development of basic theories and practices and identifying major accomplishments." "Houle explores the full range of publications on adult education - from those focused on the field's theoretical underpinnings to works on specific adult learning programs - to uncover the unique values and missions at the heart of adult education. He provides a valuable tool for locating information, grasping the field as a whole, and understanding emerging challenges in adult education." "The Literature of Adult Education can help teachers, trainers, administrators, counselors, and scholars in all areas of adult education find the sources of information and guidance they need to strengthen their own practice. Houle shows how all contributions to the literature of adult education have helped define the field and pave the way for lifelong learning. He describes, for instance, books dealing with the fundamental issues of adult education - such as the training of adult educators - and explores the political and economic dimensions of teaching adults. He covers works explaining how public libraries, museums, and the Cooperative Extension Service have developed services to transmit knowledge, culture, information, and enjoyment to people of every age group. And he shows how the adult challenges of patenting, citizenship and work have led to family life courses, group process training, and human resource development."
  • "In every chapter, Houle includes valuable background information and essay-style commentary to highlight authors' purposes, clarify each work's place in the field, and give meaning and sequence to the literature as a whole. The comprehensive 200-page bibliography that concludes the book reflects all the works discussed within the chapters and provides access to virtually all published literature on adult and continuing education."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1998
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Houle, Cyril O.
Dewey number
016.374/973
Index
index present
LC call number
LC5251
LC item number
.H69 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adult education
  • Educational literature
  • Adult education
Label
The literature of adult education : a bibliographic essay, Cyril O. Houle
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-412) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Emergence and growth of the field and the literature -- The history of adult education -- Comprehensive works on adult education -- The underlying concerns of educators of adults -- Adult learners: their nature and needs -- Part 2: The providers and goals of adult education -- Providers created to educate children and youth -- Providers created to educate people of all ages -- Providers created to educate adults -- Goals related to formal systems of education -- Goals related to aspects of adult life -- Part 3: The practice of adult education -- Theory and program design -- Formats and settings for adult learning -- Conclusion: Achievements and future prospects
Control code
ocm25675586
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 441 pages
Isbn
9781555424701
Lccn
92012659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555424701
  • (OCoLC)25675586
Label
The literature of adult education : a bibliographic essay, Cyril O. Houle
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-412) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Emergence and growth of the field and the literature -- The history of adult education -- Comprehensive works on adult education -- The underlying concerns of educators of adults -- Adult learners: their nature and needs -- Part 2: The providers and goals of adult education -- Providers created to educate children and youth -- Providers created to educate people of all ages -- Providers created to educate adults -- Goals related to formal systems of education -- Goals related to aspects of adult life -- Part 3: The practice of adult education -- Theory and program design -- Formats and settings for adult learning -- Conclusion: Achievements and future prospects
Control code
ocm25675586
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 441 pages
Isbn
9781555424701
Lccn
92012659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555424701
  • (OCoLC)25675586

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