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Adult Education in Practice
Annotated Bibliography

This is a combined reference for all "Adult Education in Practice" pages.

Apps, Jerold W. (1981) The Adult Learner on Campus. Chicago: Follet Publishing Co.
Though some of the material may be dated, this book contains many useful examples of exemplary practices.

Belenky, Mary Field, Blythe McVicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger, Jill Mattuck Tarule. (1997). Women's Ways of Knowing. New York: Basic Books. (Originally published 1986).
This book, written in 1986 and recently re-released by a division of Harper Collins, is a classic on knowledge construction as applied to women.

Braidotti, Rosi, Ewa Charkiewicz, Sabine Hausler, Saskia Wieringa. (1994). Women, the Environment, and Sustainable Environment. London: Zed Books.
This book asks the reader to examine assumptions about the meaning of progress and development.

(1)Brookfield, Stephen D. (1986). Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1986.

(2)Brookfield, Stephen (1992 April). Why Can't I Get this Right? Myths and Realities in Facilitating Adult Learning. Adult Learning, P12-15.
As the title suggests, this article looks at some myths about adult education.

Carfagna, Rosemarie. (1995 Spring). A Developmental Core Curriculum for Adult Women Learners. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No.65.
In this article, 'Women's Ways of Knowing' provides the theoretical framework for a core curriculum designed to meet the learning needs of women.

Collins, A., J. G. Greeno, and L. B. Resnick, Environments for Learning

Costa, Arthur, What Human Beings Do When They Behave Intelligently and How They Can Become More So. Paper presented by Arthur Costa, California State University, Sacramento.
The author lists characteristics and behaviors exhibited by intelligent people.

Cranton, Patricia. (1996). Professional Development as Transformative Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Cross, Patricia, (1981). Adults as Learners, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
This book is a relative 'oldie' but nonetheless a goodie.

Cruikshank, Donald R., Deborah L. Bainer, Kim K. Metcalf. (1995). The Act of Teaching. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Dixon, Nancy M., The Organizational Learning Cycle: How We Can Learn Collectively.McGraw-Hill Book Co., London, 1994.

Draves, William A. (1984). How to Teach Adults Kansas: The Learning Resources Network.
This easy to read how-to book is full of ideas and an excellent resource for anyone who teaches adults.

Droegkamp, Jan and Kathleen Taylor (1995 Spring). Prior Learning Assessment, Critical Self-Reflection, and Reentry Women's Development. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No.65.
Assessment of prior learning can be a powerful educational tool. This author tells how.

Edwards, Richard and Robin Usher. (1996). University Adult Education in the Postmodern Moment: Trends and Challenges. Adult Education Quarterly, Vol.47, No.1.
The authors discuss the postmodern viewpoint and its affect on education.

Gajdusek, Linda and Helen Gillotte. (1995 Spring). Teaching to the Developmental Needs of Nonmainstream Learners. New Directions For Adult and Continuing Education, No. 65.

Galbraith, Michael. (1992 April). Nine Principles of Good Facilitation. Adult Learning, P10-.
The idea of 'load factors' along with several excellent tips for facilitating adult learning is discussed in this article.

Gardner, Howard, Reinventing Our Schools: A Conversation with Howard Gardner on Assessment. Copyright 1995, AIT. Video Clip.
Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has forced us to re-examine our assumptions about 'smart'.

Goulden, Nancy Rost and Charles J. G. Griffin. (1997 Fall). Comparison of University Faculty and Student Beliefs about the Meaning of Grades. Journal of Research and Development in Education, Vol. 31, No. 1.
Research on the difference between student and faculty perception of grades is presented.

Grossi, F. Vio and D. Palma, Latin America: Adult Education. Unesco.
This article from UNESCO is a short one about the history of adult education in Latin America.

Havighurst, Robert. (1953) Human Development and Education New York: David McKay Company.
The "teachable moment"!

Heath, Shirley Brice. (1982) Questioning at Home and at School: A Comparative Study. Illinois: Waveland Press, Inc.
This chapter is one of many interesting ones from the book Doing the Ethnography of Schooling, ed. by George Spindler.

hooks, bell. (1989) Talking Back, Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black. Boston: South End Press.
This reflective and thoughtful book tells the story of one woman's exploration of feminism and race.

Imel, Susan. (1995). Inclusive Adult Learning Environments.ERIC Clearinghouse, Digest No. 162 [].
This short article is well worth the read.

Imel, Susan. (1998). Race and Gender in Adult Education. ERIC Clearinghouse [].
This article has an extensive list of print resources.

Johnson-Bailey, Juanita and Ronald M. Cervero, An Analysis of the Educational Narratives of Reentry Black Women. Adult Education Quarterly: Vol.46, No.3, Spring 1996.
This study examines the narratives of reentry Black women and the diversity of their experiences.

Kerka, Sandra, Adult Learner Retention Revisited. ERIC:, 1995.
This short but helpful article looks at both ABE and adult higher education.

Kerka, Sandra, Women, Human Development, and Learning.ERIC:, 1993.
This article constrasts the view that women's voices either do or do not differ from men's.

Knowles, Malcolm,Andragogy in Action,
Malcolm Knowles is considered by many to be the father of adult education theory and practice.

Knowles, Malcolm. (1980). The Modern Practice of Adult Education: From Pedagogy to Andragogy. New Jersey: Cambridge/Prentice Hall Regents.
The Draves book (above) draws heavily from this classic work.

Kuh, George D., C. Robert Pace, and Nick Vesper,The Development of Process Indicators to Extimate Student Gains Associated with Good Practices in Undergraduate Education. Research in Higher Education: Vol. 38, No. 4, 1997. This wonderful paper looks at process indicators for both male and female students.

LePage-Lees, Pamela,Exploring Patterns of Achievement and Intellectual Development Among Academically Successful Women from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. Journal of College Student Development: Vol. 38, No. 5, Sept/Oct. 1997.
The author recommends ways to foster high-acheiving in girls and women with disadvantaged backgrounds.

Marienau, Catherine, In Their Own Voices: Women Learning About Their Own Development. New Directions For Adult and Continuing Education: No. 65, Spring 1995.

Merriam, Sharan B. and Rosemary S. Caffarella,Learning in Adulthood. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1991.
This adult education handbook has a social conscience and is an excellent addition to an educator's library.

Mojab, Shahrzad, Minority Women at the Iron Borders of Academe. ERIC:, 27th Annual SCUTREA Conference Proceedings, 1997.
The author discussess her situatedness and personal experiences with adademe.

Ortiz, Flora Ida, Mexican American Women: Schooling, Work, and Family.ERIC:, Oct. 1995.
This report shows the interdendence of schooling, work, and family within the lives of Mexican American women.

Reinsmith, William A., Two Great Professors: Formidable Intellects with Affection for Students. College Teaching: Vol. 42, No. 4, Fall 1994.
A former students fondly remembers two gifted lecturers.

Sheared, Vanessa, Giving Voice: An Inclusive Model of Instruction-A Womanist Perspective. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No.61, Spring 1994.
The author argues for incorporating an africentric feminist viewpoint of inclusion of the importance of culture and race into discussions of women's issues and provides ways to do this.

Shoenecker, Timothy S., Kathryn D. Martell, and Joseph F. MichlitschDivesity, Performance, and Satisfaction in Student Group Projects: An Empirical Study. Research in Higher Education: Vol. 38, No. 4, 1997.

Sitler, Helen Collins, The Spaced Lecture, College Teaching, Vol. 45, No. 3, Summer 1997.
This article describes a method for incorporating active learning into lectures.

Spool, Jared M., Tara Scanlon, Will Schroeder, Carolyn Snyder, Terri DeAngelo. (1997). Web Site Usability. North Andover, MA: User Interface Engineering.
If you are designing web pages and are concerned about readability, this book is a must-have.

Taylor, Kathleen and Catherine Marienau, Bridging Practice and Theory. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 65, Spring, 1995.

Taylor, Kathleen, Sitting Beside Herself: Self-Assessment and Women's Adult Development. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education: No. 65, Spring 1995.
The author discusses the advantages to the learner of engaging in self-assessment.

Tennant, Mark and Philip Pogson, Learning and Change in the Adult Years: A Developmental Perspective (Chapters 1-3). Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco,

Tice, Elizabeth T., Educating Adults: A Matter of Balance.Adult Learning, Vol.9, No. 1, Fall 1997.
This is a thoughtful article on acheiving balance between 'old' and 'new' ways of teaching adults.

Tough, A. M., The Adult's Learning Projects: A Fresh Approach to Theory and Practice in Adult Learning.Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, 1979.

Turoczy, Cheryl, Question Well to Teach Well. Adult Learning, Vol.8, #5 & 6, p.22.

Vella, Jane. (1994)Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
This easy-to-read book on instructional design has a true international flavor and offers many excellent strategies for teaching non-traditional students.

Walden, Phyllis, Journal Writing: A Tool for Women Developing as Knowers. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education: No. 65, Spring 1995.
This article presents numerous ideas for effective journal writing.

Walker, Deborah and Linda Lambert, The Constructivist Leader: Chapter 1 - Learning and Leading Theory.
Constructivism and the relationship between learner and leader is discussed in this chapter.

Wright, John C., Susan Millar, Steve Kosciuk, Debra Penberthy, Does Active Learning Cause Credible Differences in Student Competence? Focus on Calculus: Issue No. 13, Fall 1997.
The authors look at the results of active Learning vs. lecture method in the hard sciences.

Zinn, Lorraine M.,Spirituality in Adult Education. Adult Learning: Vol. 8, #5 & 6, P.26.

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