Organization and Administration of Adult Education Programs

A Guide for Practitioners 2nd Edition

Steven W. Schmidt, East Carolina University
Susan M. Yelich Biniecki, Kansas State University

A volume in the series: Adult Education Special Topics: Theory, Research and Practice in LifeLong Learning. Editor(s): Kathleen P. King, University of Central Florida.

Published 2023

Administrators of adult education programs work in dynamic and ever-changing environments. They are continually challenged with a myriad of issues related to programming, budgeting, marketing, strategic planning, funding, human resource management, and other topics. With decades of real-world experience in the field, Steven Schmidt and Susan Yelich Biniecki have developed a second edition of their practical guide for those who are involved in the organization and administration of educational programs for adults. Whether you work in the human resource department of a corporation, a grass-roots community organization, a higher education unit, a consulting company, or any other type of organization that provides adult education, this book is for you. In a no-nonsense approach, Organization and Administration of Adult Education Programs: A Guide for Practitioners, 2nd Edition “talks” to you as an administrator about topics that are important to you. Guidelines, processes, and procedures discussed in the book can help to make you a more effective practitioner. This second edition includes a new chapter on the future of the field, new scenarios and activities, and significant new content to reflect the changing nature of topics discussed in the book.

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: The Business Side of Adult Education. CHAPTER 2: Methods of Program Organization: Who Has Time to Organize? CHAPTER 3: Leadership and Administration: Leaders and Administrators: The Symbiotic Relationship. CHAPTER 4: Budgeting: Budgets: The Organization’s Purse. CHAPTER 5: Funding and Support: Money makes the World Go ‘Round. CHAPTER 6: Marketing: The Language of Marketing. CHAPTER 7: Human Resources: The Importance of People. CHAPTER 8: Strategic Planning: Is All Planning Strategic? CHAPTER 9: Program Evaluation: Everyone Evaluates. CHAPTER 10: Legal Issues and Ethical Considerations: A Question of Character. CHAPTER 11: Organization and Administration of Adult Education: Programs: The Future of the Field. CHAPTER 12: Scenarios, Dilemmas, Role Plays, and Activities: Pulling It All Together. About the Authors.