Mapping the Field of Adult and Continuing Education
An International Compendium
Volume 2: Teaching and Learning

Foreword by Steven B. Frye
Paper: 978 1 62036 529 8 / $28.00
Published: October 2017  

Cloth: 978 1 62036 528 1 / $95.00
Published: October 2017  

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Published: November 2017  

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The field of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) has long been influential beyond its already porous borders and continues to be a source of important ideas, inspiration, and innovative practices for those in disciplines such as educational administration, social work, nursing, and counseling. Recognizing this, the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education commissioned the editors to create this compendium, which provides an invaluable resource to readers already established in the field, those entering the field, and to myriad neighbors of the field as well.

This four-volume compendium (also available as a combined e-book) brings together a host of national and international contributors to map the field of ACE in a series of brief articles addressing key theories and practices across its many domains and settings. These are arranged in four volumes, available either individually or as a set:

Volume One: Adult Learners
Volume Two: Teaching and Learning
Volume Three: Leadership and Administration
Volume Four: Inquiry and Influences

The volume on Adult Learners will include articles addressing topics such as adult development, diversity, learning abilities, the influence of personality on learning, and the role of experience in adult learning. By far the largest segment of learners in society, and currently the largest segment of college students as well, a better understanding of the adult learner is vital for educators of all kinds.

Volume two addresses Teaching and Learning topics ranging from methods and roles to programs and materials. Encompassing formal and informal learning, as well as the variety of focus and setting, from cultural to occupational, this volume explores the wide range of theory and practice in ACE.

Issues of Leadership and Administration such as planning and resource allocation, organizational change and culture, and the value of a shared vision for all stakeholders are addressed in the third volume. From practical matters like staffing and volunteers, to big-picture issues such as alternative visions for the future of the field, this volume offers vital knowledge and insight.

The final volume, on Inquiry and Influences, examines the context, trends, and methods of research and evaluation in the field’s many domains. Wide-ranging inquiry has always been a hallmark of ACE, and only continues to grow along with the recognition of the importance of adult learning for learners and for the society as a whole.

All four volumes are available as a single e-book, to make the most of the inter-relatedness of the various topics. This version uses live links in the table of contents and combined index (as well as keywords at the start of each article) to enable readers to follow their own topical interests and thus create unique learning pathways for themselves.

Table of Contents:
Foreword—Seven B. Frye
Introduction to Volume Two—Simone C. O. Conceição

Section Four: Multiple Contexts
17) Adult Education in Practice
Strategies from the United States Extension System—Michael Reichenbach, Nozella Brown, Clint Cummings, Melanie S. Hart, and Barbara Metzger
18) Nonformal Adult Education in Non-Governmental Organizations—Shannon K. Deer and Jill Zarestky
19) Cultural Institutions as Locations for Social Justice Learning—Marilyn McKinley Parrish, and Edward W. Taylor
20) Adult Learning in Study Abroad—Joellen Coryell
21) University-Industry Partnerships for Noncredit Competency-Based Education—Mary K. Thompson, David K. Combs, Karen D. Nielsen, and Pamela L. Ruegg

Section Five: Approaches to Teaching
22) Voice and Engagement
The Power of Arts-based Adult Learning—Shauna Butterwick and Carole Roy
23) Mentoring Adult Learners—Catherine A. Hansman
24) Relational Mentoring: Connection, Mutuality, and Empowerment—Jo Ann Gammel, Sue L. Motulsky, and Amy Rutstein-Riley
25) Distance Education
Access for Success—Chere Campbell Gibson
26) From Case-Based Learning to Interactive Case Scenarios
A Digital Hybrid—Les L. Howles
27) Training Engineers—Charles Baukal

Section Six: Professional Development
28) Advancing Health Professions Education—Barbara J. Daley and Ronald M. Cervero
29) Urban Social Sector Professional Development—Cheryl K. Baldwin
30) A Brief Model for Academic-Industry Partnerships Within Professional Development Programs—Erik C. Burns and Eric C. Buxton
31) Collaborating For Workforce Development in a Competency-Based Noncredit Model—Florence Hilliard, Mary K. Thompson, and Justin R Hager
32) Developing Successful Workforce Programs Through Stackable Credentials—Ovi Galvan

Section Seven: Critical Innovation
33) Collaborating Within the Twenty-First Century
Benefits for Adult Education—Joshua Miller
34) Tweets, TV, and Trends!
Popular Culture and Its Impact on Adult Learning and Identity—Robin Redmon Wright
35) Social Networking, Social Capital, and Individual Learning—Janet Staker Woerner
36) Adult Education in an Age of Assessment and Accountability—Lilian H. Hill
37) Questioning Privilege
Tools for Advocacy and Teaching—Sarah M. Ray
38) Provocative Theory—Tony Wall

About the Contributors
Appendix: Contents for Volume 1, Volume 3, and Volume 4
Editors and Contributors