Comparative Adult Education around the Globe (2007) King & Wang (Eds.)

 Comparative Adult Education around the Globe
Edited by Dr. Kathleen P King & Dr. Victor Wang
Comparative Adult Education- King & Wang 2007
ISBN: 7308048926
Publisher: Zhejiang University Press
Hardcover, 296 pp.

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Description

Africa, Thailand, Middle East, Asia, Brazil, Eskimo Hadia, Confucianism, North Africa, EgyptCase Studies, Narratives, Explorations, Comparative Studies, and Rich Multiple Perspectives.

This book provides a compelling demonstration of how the basic theory of andragogy takes on new meanings in different social settings. Rather than defying Western andragogy, this book addresses this single most popular theory from different cultural perspectives around the globe and develops different understandings of how it may be understood, contextualized, or sometimes misunderstood. Additionally, teachers, students and administrators should find the book useful in guiding their journeys in lifelong learning.

More and more scholars of adult learning look for additional theories such as the theory of transformative learning advanced by Western theorists and researchers, Mezirow (1991, 2000), Cranton (1994) and King (2002, 2003, 2005). Indeed, Comparative Adult Education Around the Globe, by examining the acts of others illustrates that we may improve our own understanding and practice of adult education.

Readers, whether they are learners or educators of others, can be equipped with new insights and knowledge when addressing adult learning in different social contexts. Comparative Adult Education Around the Globe offers an opportunity to tour the constellation of adult learning, reflect within many world communities, to critically examine our own practice and perspectives, and to gain valuable personal and professional insight.

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Bringing Transformative Learning to Life

 Bringing Transformative Learning to Life
by Dr. Kathleen P King   

Bringing Trsnsformative Learning ti LifeISBN: 1575242532
Krieger Publishing
Hardcover, 224 pp.

Description

Technology and distance education are changing classrooms. The student body, diverse in race, learning styles, ages, and cultures, demands new approaches to teaching and learning. Society calls for quality standards in teaching outcomes and fiscal responsibility. At the heart of these challenges is the faculty.

The authors’ perspective is to view faculty as adult learners and faculty development programs and initiatives as adult education. The book introduces the concepts of adult learning and program development in adult education and sets forth a useful model with strategies for success. Fundamental principles and their use are illustrated in an understandable framework. Here is a practical guide for administrators and teachers responsible for faculty development.

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Keeping Pace with Technology, Vol 2 Faculty in Higher Education

Keeping Pace with Technology, Vol 2 Faculty in Higher Education Professional Development

by Dr. Kathleen P KingKeeping Pace with Technology vol 2

 ISBN: 157273471X

Publisher: Hampton Press Inc

Paperback, 240 pp. ALSO hARDBACK

Description The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the United States Department of Education, international educational conferences, administrators, parents and business and community interest groups call for the integration of technology into education. Financial resources, after being allocated almost solely for technology acquisition for many years, are finally being designated for professional development in educational technology. In the midst of these forces, administrators, faculty developers and educators are nonetheless left wondering how to teach and learn educational technology in such a way that it will be capable of bringing about valuable change and renewal in the lives and work of educators. It is evident that a new perspective of this pressing problem can offer some solutions. This book presents and operationalizes a new perspective of educators as adult learners and educational technology professional development as a transformational learning experience, a “journey of transformation.” The “journey of transformation” presents a unified perspective for professional development in educational technology. This volume explains this perspective’s relevance, power and promise for educators. They assist classroom educators, administrators, and those responsible for professional development in exploring what they can expect from professional development that is transforming and empowering, and how to pursue developing and offering such programs.

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Keeping Pace with Technology: For K-12 Educators

 

Keeping Pace with Technology, Vol 1 K-12 Educators’ Professional Development
by Dr. Kathleen P KingISBN: 1572734329
Publisher: Hampton Press Inc
Paperback, 248 pp.
2002 (available hardback and paperback)Description

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the United States Department of Education, international educational conferences, administrators, parents and business and community interest groups call for the integration of technology into education. Financial resources, after being allocated almost solely for technology acquisition for many years, are finally being designated for professional development in educational technology. In the midst of these forces, administrators, faculty developers and educators are nonetheless left wondering how to teach and learn educational technology in such a way that it will be capable of bringing about valuable change and renewal in the lives and work of educators. It is evident that a new perspective of this pressing problem can offer some solutions. This book presents and operationalizes a new perspective of educators as adult learners and educational technology professional development as a transformational learning experience, a “journey of transformation.” The “journey of transformation” presents a unified perspective for professional development in educational technology. This volume explains this perspective’s relevance, power and promise for educators. They assist classroom educators, administrators, and those responsible for professional development in exploring what they can expect from professional development that is transforming and empowering, and how to pursue developing and offering such programs. AvaILABLE FROM bxmEDIA.NET http://www.bxmedia.net/1572734329-full.htm

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Planning for Effective Faculty Development: Using Adult Learning Strategies

 

Planning for Effective Faculty Development: Using Adult Learning Strategies
by Dr. Kathleen P King & Patricia A LawlerISBN: 1575241056Lawler & King
Krieger Publishing
Paperback, 180 pp.

Description

Technology and distance education are changing classrooms. The student body, diverse in race, learning styles, ages, and cultures, demands new approaches to teaching and learning. Society calls for quality standards in teaching outcomes and fiscal responsibility. At the heart of these challenges is the faculty.

The authors’ perspective is to view faculty as adult learners and faculty development programs and initiatives as adult education. The book introduces the concepts of adult learning and program development in adult education and sets forth a useful model with strategies for success. Fundamental principles and their use are illustrated in an understandable framework. Here is a practical guide for administrators and teachers responsible for faculty development.

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New Perspectives in Designing & Implementing Professional Development: NDACE Series

 New Perspectives in Designing & Implementing Professional Development: NDACE Series
Edited by Dr. Kathleen P King & Patricia A Lawler

ISBN: 0787969184    Publisher: Jossey-Bass Paperback, 112 pp.Description

This volume explores how to make professional development more pertinent by looking at teachers of adults as adult learners themselves. It also presents an astute vision of current needs and trends, theory, and recommended practice to guide professional development in the many contexts in which teachers of adults work today–from higher education to adult literacy to corporate training.

This is the 98th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.

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