Disaffection And Diversity

Author: Judith Calder
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0750701188
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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working

Author: David L. Blustein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199758794
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Researchers and practitioners interested in the role of work in people's lives are faced with the need for new perspectives to support clients, communities, and organizations. This handbook is designed to fill this gap in the literature by focusing on the full spectrum of people who work and who want to work across the diverse contexts that frame working in the 21st century.

The Adult Learner

Author: Malcolm S. Knowles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317812174
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How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. This eighth edition has been thoughtfully updated in terms of structure, content, and style. On top of this, online material and added chapter-level reflection questions make this classic text more accessible than ever. The new edition includes: Two new chapters: Neuroscience and Andragogy, and Information Technology and Learning. Updates throughout the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. A companion website with instructor aids for each chapter. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning that you should not be without.

The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education

Author: Kathryn Ecclestone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135266166
Format: PDF, ePub
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The silent ascendancy of a therapeutic ethos across the education system and into the workplace demands a book that serves as a wake up call to everyone. Kathryn Ecclestone and Dennis Hayes' controversial and compelling book uses a wealth of examples across the education system, from primary schools to university, and the workplace to show how therapeutic education is turning children, young people and adults into anxious and self-preoccupied individuals rather than aspiring, optimistic and resilient learners who want to know everything about the world. The chapters address a variety of thought-provoking themes, including how therapeutic ideas from popular culture dominate social thought and social policies and offer a diminished view of human potential how schools undermine parental confidence and authority by fostering dependence and compulsory participation in therapeutic activities based on disclosing emotions to others how higher education has adopted therapeutic forms of teacher training because many academics have lost faith in the pursuit of knowledge how such developments are propelled by a deluge of political initiatives in areas such as emotional literacy, emotional well-being and the 'soft outcomes' of learning The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education is eye-opening reading for every teacher, student teacher and parent who retains any belief in the power of knowledge to transform people's lives. Its insistent call for a serious public debate about the emotional state of education should also be at the forefront of the minds of every agent of change in society... from parent to policy maker.

Designs for Alienation

Author: Devorah Kalekin-Fishman
Publisher: Sophi
ISBN: 9789513901998
Format: PDF
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This book explores the practical and theoretical implications of alienation.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501314149
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

Staying Or Leaving the Course

Author: Veronica McGivney
ISBN: 9781862011755
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Are participation policies having a detrimental effect on retention and completion rates? This work explores the challenges of retention and non-completion rates in higher education and the implications of having an expanding and diverse student population. It investigates the nature of mature student withdrawal and explores the reasons behind it.

What is the Difference

Author: Alan Rogers
Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing
ISBN: 9781862011847
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This book explores the ongoing dilemma that has plagued many educators for generations - is adult learning and the teaching of adults the same or different from that of younger persons? Rogers examines what is meant by learning. He proposes that there are two distinct forms of learning common to both older and younger persons - 'task-conscious learning' and 'learning-conscious learning'. Expanding this concept, he argues that the uniqueness of adult teaching lies not in the different ways in which adults and children learn, but in the sense of identity that learners bring to their learning and the relationships between teacher and learner. Rogers believes that if we are to be effective in the way we teach adults, we need to understand and build upon adults' natural learning practices and processes and the identities they are creating. This book offers a distinctive approach to adult learning and the effects this could, or should have on teaching.

Political Order in Changing Societies

Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300116205
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This now classic examination of the development of viable political institutions in emerging nations is an enduring contribution to modern political analysis. The foreword by Fukuyama assesses Huntingdon's achievement.