Comparative Adult Education Around The Globe
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.
Preface. Introduction: A Constellation of Experience, Kathleen P. King. Part 1 HISTORY, PERSPECTIVES AND INSIGHTS. Chapter 1 - Adult Education Praxis in Thailand: A Tapestry of Interdependence for Lifelong Learning, Gabriele Strohschen. Chapter 2 - The Challenges of Educating the Adults of the Middle East and North Africa, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron & Amy Riedel. Chapter 3 - Ubuntuism: An African Social Philosophy Relevant to Adult Learning and Workplace Learning, Fredrick Muyia Nafukho. Chapter 4 - Reactions to Western Educational Practice: Adult Education in Egypt, Judith Cochran. Chapter 5 - Chinese Knowledge Transmitters or Western Learning Facilitators Adult Teaching Methods Compared, Victor C. X. Wang. Part 2 THEORETICAL BASES. Chapter 6 - How Contextually Adapted Philosophies and the Situational Role of Adult Educators Affect Learners' Transformation and Emancipation, Victor C.X. Wang. Chapter 7 - PART 1 - Expanding Our Thinking about Andragogy: A Continuing Research Study, Mary K. Cooper & John A. Henschke. Chapter 7 - PART 2 - Living Lectures, Mary K. Cooper & John A. Henschke Chapter 8 - Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Chapter 2, Paulo Freire. Chapter 9 - Exploring Feminist Research and Pedagogy in a Crucible of Tragedy: International Perspectives Creating Meaning and Response, Kathleen P. King, Chapter 10 - New Perspectives on Gains in the ABE Classroom: Transformational Learning Results Considered, Kathleen P. King & Lisa Wright. Chapter 11 - Confucius and Mezirow - Understanding Mezirow's Theory of Reflectivity from Confucian Perspectives: A Model and Perspective, Kathleen P. King. Chapter 12 - Conclusion: Creating a Global Future of Transformation and Learning, Kathleen P. King.
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