Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide
In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. "Learning in Adulthood" addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults are engaged in? How...more
Hardcover, 533 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Jossey-Bass
(first published April 1991)
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Chapter 2, “Learning Environments & Learning Concepts,” of Merriam & Caffarella’s Learning in Adulthood provides an overview of the discourse on types of adult learning processes that occur and where adult learning might take place. As an adult learner myself, returning to school after almost ten years as an adult learning facilitator, I was pleased to encounter a textbook that reviews the debates, resources and current movements in a field in which I already have experience. This positi...more
This book is a great example of how modernism is ruining education. Every chapter is colored by a modernistic bias, and the end result is the attitude, "Why bother with adult education at all?" I gave it two stars just because of the descriptions of the various theories, though most of the theories are dismissed as not "modernist" enough by the authors.