International Encyclopedia of Adult Education and Training - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080423050

International Encyclopedia of Adult Education and Training

2nd Edition

Editors: A.C. Tuijnman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080423050
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 15th March 1996
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This Encyclopedia deals with the financing and organization of adult education and continuing vocational training throughout the world. The volume provides extensive coverage of lifespan development, cognition, adult learning, and theories and methods for the teaching of adults both now and in the future. Adult education and continuing vocational training are no longer considered as two separate fields and their merge has provoked increased attention on theories and practice, with particular focus on human resource development.

This new edition draws on articles in The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition (described by Choice as being "a premier resource when judged on virtually every criteria applied to a reference work"): all articles have been revised and updated. Adult education has undergone tremendous changes over the past decade, not only has expenditure and participation increased at a global level, but the field itself has also matured. Continuing vocational education and workplace learning have assumed increased significance, and as a result several new topics for research on adult education have emerged. The many changes in the field are reflected in this volume. The entries will not only cover the important concepts and definitions in the field but offer a disciplinary perspective on its development.


The encyclopedia is recommended to all who are engaged in educational activities for adults, including teachers, students, educationalists, administrators and workers in adult education settings.

Table of Contents

Section headings and selected papers: Section 1: Concepts, Theories and Methods. Concepts. Adult education: concepts and principles (C.J. Titmus). Convergence between education and training (C. de Moura Castro, J.B. de Oliveira). Themes and Theories. Community education and community development (P.M. Cunningham). Critical approaches to adult education (S. Westwood). Disciplinary Orientations. Adult education: disciplinary orientations (K. Rubenson). Andragogy (B. van Gent). Epistemology and Research Methodology. Epistemological issues in educational research (J.C. Walker, C.W. Evers). Ideologies in adult education (H. Entwistle). Section 2: Policies, Costs and Finance. Adult Education Policy. Adult education for development (C.A. Torres). Technological change and education (M. Carnoy). Costs and Finance. Demand, supply and finance of adult education (G.K. Wurzburg). Costs of adult education and training (M.C. Tsang).

Section 3: Human Development and Adult Learning. Human Development. Human development (F.E. Weinert). Lifespan development: phases (A.W. Fales). Adult Learning. Individual differences, learning and instruction (R.E. Snow). Study and learning strategies (N.J. Entwistle). Section 4: Educational Technology. Concepts of educational technology (M. Eraut). Educational technology in distance education (A.W. Bates). Section 5: Participation and Provision. Participation. Participation: antecedent factors (M. van der Kamp). Third-age students in higher education (T. Hore). Provision. Open university (B. Holmberg). Worker education and labor education (N. Eiger). Section 6: Organization. Comparative and International Organization. Information sources in adult education (S. Imel). Nongovernmental organizations (J.P Comings). Regional and National Organization. Baltic countries (T. Mrja, U. Vooglaid). Indian subcontinent (J.B.G. Tilak). Section 7: Evaluation and Measurement. Evaluation. Evaluation concepts and principles (R.M. Wolf). Evaluation of public training: cost-effectiveness (P.A. Boot, M.G. Drewes). Measurement. Literacy research and measurement (D.A. Wagner). Measurement of industry training (R.J. McCombe).


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About the Editor

A.C. Tuijnman

Affiliations and Expertise

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France


@from:Alan Rogers @qu:The coverage in this edition is impressive; hardly any aspect of adult and continuing education today is not represented somewhere in these pages...This volume is a major addition to the literature on adult education, essential for students an scholard and useful also for many practitioners. @source:International Journal Education Development @from:Colin Fletcher University of Wolverhampton @qu:This is a worthy replacement for the first edition, with all its problems of modernism and post-modernism, it has the best available scholarship and freedom of expression on both Adult Education and Adult Training. @source:Higher Education

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