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Remaking Adult Learning free pdf Remaking Adult Learning provides an exciting and innovative addition to the literature on adult learning. Charting challenges and successes in the sector, it illustrates how taking part in well-thought-out programmes can have a positive and sometimes life-saving impact on people's lives. While grounded in adult learning practice, the book draws upon local, national and global perspectives, contemporary research and incisive analysis to focus on themes including: * participation and equality- * the role of adult learning in social movements- * adults learning and teaching in different contexts- * adult learning and policy- * the value of learning for its own sake. The book asks the question: 'What is to be done about the education of adults?' Worldwide adult learning remains seriously under-resourced as a public good even though its importance to health, citizenship, economic and social well-being and sustainable development is well-evidenced. Faced with the challenges of poverty, climate change and economic crises, the world has never needed adult learning more. Specific chapters address issues such as adult learning provision in an ageing society, learning organisations, literacy and numeracy, family learning, participation and achievement, among others. Remaking Adult Learning includes an interview with Alan Tuckett OBE. The book is written in tribute to him and his lifelong commitment to adult learning which has led to initiatives such as adult learners' week and learning festivals. It explores how he has inspired and influenced those involved in the adult learning sector, from grassroots to both national and international policy contexts. This book is essential reading for all those involved in the adult learning sector, including practitioners, policy-makers, academics and researchers.

About Jay Derrick

Jay Derrick has worked as a teacher, manager and consultant researcher in adult, further and higher education since 1976. His main professional interests are adult basic education, accountability, assessment, effective pedagogy and the organisation of post-16 education and training. Ursula Howard has worked in adult learning since the 1970s literacy movement. She has been a teacher, manager and research in adult and further education and community publishing. From 2003-8 she was director of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. She is now a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the IOE and a consultant on basic skills policy internationally. John Field is Professor of Lifelong Learning at the University of Stirling and Visiting Professor of Continuing Education, Birkbeck, University of London. He has published many studies of the social and economic contexts of adult learning, as well as on its history. He contributed to the national inquiry into the future of lifelong learning, and has also advised a number of policy bodies. Peter Lavender is deputy chief executive at NIACE, formerly responsible for research and development. He joined NIACE in 1999 from the full-time further education inspectorate. Sue Meyer has a background in local authority adult education. She was deputy director of NIACE for ten years before retiring in 2009. Prior to working at NIACE she was head of Adult Education for Norfolk County Council. Ekkehard Nuissl von Rein is currently director of the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE) in Bonn and Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He used to run a research institute in Heidelberg and the Volkshochschule in Hamburg. Tom Schuller is currently director of Longview, a think-tank devoted to longitudinal and life course studies. He was formerly head of OECD's Centre for Education Research and Innovation, and before that was Professor of Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck, University of London, and the University of Edinburgh. Fiona Aldridge is programme director for research at the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), responsible for direction and coordination of research activity across the organisation and for leading its core research team. Paul Belanger is Professor of the Sociology of Education at L'Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM/Montreal) and director of the Interdisciplinary Research and Development Center of Lifelong Learning. He was the director of the UNESCO Institute for Education from 1989 to 2000. John Benseman is an adult literacy researcher and evaluator from New Zealand. He has led large-scale workplace literacy research and was involved in the OECD international project on formative assessment with adults. Alison Sutton is an adult literacy researcher and evaluator from New Zealand. She has been evaluating how literacy is being embedded into vocational programmes, and was involved in the OECD international project on formative assessment with adults. H.S. Bhola is Professor (Emeritus), Indiana University, USA. He is a widely published author in the areas of policy analysis and evaluation, focused on adult education for development in the Third World. John Bynner is currently Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, and, until retirement in 2003/2004, was director of the Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies- the Centre for Longitudinal Studies- the Wider Benefits of Learning Research Centre and was founder-Director of NIACE. Leisha Fullick is a writer and education consultant. She has had a long career in public service, which has included posts as chief executive of Islington Council and pro-director at the IOE. Chris Jude's professional life has been in adult, community and further education, trade union learning and schools. Head of Widening Participation at the UK's National Health Service University from 2003-5, she has since worked on research and development projects on widening participation and work-based learning. Tom Jupp was the founding principal of City and Islington College. Subsequently, he helped set up the National Research and Development Centre for language, literacy and numeracy and has done a variety of freelance work in adult education. Veronica McGivney was principal research officer at NIACE until 2005, conducting research into a range of issues in education and training. She has published many books on adult learning, most of them about ways of ensuring equality of access and outcomes for disadvantaged and under-represented groups. In 2007, the Open University awarded her an honorary Doctorate for her contribution to work with educationally underprivileged adults. Stephen McNair has worked in adult education for over 40 years as a teacher, organiser and researcher. Since 1984 has has focused mainly on national policy, leading a national development agency, working as a government adviser and heading the School of Education at Surrey University. Nigel Paine has been involved in the development of learning technologies for over 20 years. He has run organisations producing educational software, CD-ROMs and online resources. He was appointed in 2002 to run the BBC's Learning and Development operation, responsible for the learning and development of 26,000 staff. He now runs his own company promoting creativity, innovation and learning. John Payne has taught in further, adult and higher education, including at the Open University. As a consultant, he has worked for government departments, universities, colleges, NIACE and trade unions. He is the author of many articles and reports about community education. Stephen Reder is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University. His research and teaching interests focus on adult education, literacy and the processes of second language development during adutlhood. Michael Schemmann holds the chair for Adult Education in the Institute for Education at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany. His main research fields are: structural and organisational development in adult education, international and comparative adult education research, participation and non-participation in adult education. Paul Stanistreet edits Adults Learning. A trained journalist, he worked for the Shropshire Star and Liverpool Echo before taking his first degree at Cardiff University. After completing a PhD on the Scottish philosopher David Hume, he taught at Glasgow, Stirling and Strathclyde universities. He has published numerous academic papers and a monograph on Hume, and now writes on a range of education topics. Alastair Thomson is principal policy and advocacy officer at NIACE. He joined the organisation on a two-year contract in 1987 and is now the longest-serving member of staff. This followed a spell as a Whitehall information officer in the Department for Education and Science, prior to which he combined a career in print and broadcast journalism with teaching in further, higher and community education in Cambridge. Lorna Unwin is Professor of Vocational Education and deputy director of the ESRC Research Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES) at the IOE. Her current research focuses on the role of education and training in urban regeneration, workplaces as sites for learning, and apprenticeship (past and present). Shirley Walters is Professor of Adult and Continuing Education at University of the Western Cape, South Africa, where she has been immersed as an advocate for adult and lifelong learning for over 25 years. She is a feminist scholar-activist, who directs the Division for Lifelong Learning, is chairperson of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), and is engaged in civil society to enhance and widen access to learning for the majority of women and men. Martin Yarnit has been joint managing director, with Liz Cousins, of Martin Yarnit Associates since 2000. He specialises in the links between lifelong learning, employment and urban regeneration. Stephen Yeo taught at Sussex University from 1966-89. He helped found the Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers. From 1989-97 he was principal of Ruskin College, Oxford. He then chaired the Board of the Co-operative College. He was Visiting Professor at the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics. He now chairs the Co-operative Heritage Trust.

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Author : Jay Derrick
Publisher : Institute of Education Publications
Data Published : 15 December 2010
ISBN : 0854738851
EAN : 9780854738854
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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