Mapping the Field of Adult and Continuing Education
An International Compendium
Volume 3: Leadership and Administration

Foreword by Steven B. Frye
Paper: 978 1 62036 533 5 / $28.00
Published: October 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 Three—Larry G. Martin

Section Eight: Administration and Coordination
39) Andragogik, Andragogy, and Administering Graduate Programs—Katarina Popovic and Jost Reischmann
40) Administrative Functions and Structure for Adult and Continuing Education—Henry S. Merrill
41) Adult Education Departmental Leadership Challenges and Opportunities—E. Paulette Isaac-Savage, and Henry S. Merrill
42) Administration of Adult Basic Education in Southern Africa—Oitshepile MmaB Modise

Section Nine: Planning and Resource Allocation
43) Funding In Adult and Continuing Education Administration—Susan M. Yelich Biniecki and Steven W. Schmidt
44) Strategic Planning for Lifelong Learning: A Campus Perspective—Jeffrey S. Russell, Sara J. Kluender, and Mary K. Thompson
45) The Importance of Budgets in Adult Education—Steven W. Schmidt, and Susan M. Yelich Biniecki
46) Using the Concept of Shelf Life as Part of a Revision Strategy for Enduring Course
Content—Eric C. Buxton and Erik C. Burns

Section Ten: Organizational Change and Culture
47) Creating Positive Environments for Adult and Continuing Education Programs—Chanell Morello
48) Leadership for Organizational Diversity
Tackling Microaggressions in Educators’ Workplaces—Robert Mizzi
49) Millennial Black Women in Pwis
Cultivating the Educational Climate—Danielle L. Apugo
50) Organizational Citizenship Behaviors in Learning and Work—Kevin Rose

Section Eleven: Leadership and Vision
51) Improving Performance
Coaching As an Emerging Leadership Style—Neil Moore
52) Leading, Learning, and Educating In Struggle
Social Movements and Adult Education—John Holst
53) Leadership and Collaborative Skill Development for the Digital World—Damien Michaud
54) Making Meaning of Stigmatization of University-Based Adult Education in Botswana—R. N. Lekoko, O. M. Modise
55) The Challenges of Adult and Continuing Education Leadership in the Twenty-First
Century—Marcia Muirhead

Section Twelve: Structure and Stakeholders
56) Nonprofit Organizations and Leadership—Leona English
57) Building Community Programming Capacity—Elizabeth A. L. Roumell
58) Continuing Professional Education
History and Influences—Ronald M. Cervero and Barbara J. Daley
59) Leadership for the Complexity and Challenges of Global Adult Education—Carmela R. Nanton
60) International Collaborations to Establish Family Medicine in Ethiopia—Cynthia Haq, Elizabeth Kvach, Ann Evensen and Andrew Janssen

Editors and Contributors
Appendix:Contents for Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 4
Editors and Contributors

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