The Encyclopedia of Adult Education is the first comprehensive reference work in this important and fast-growing field, and is an invaluable resource for adult educators who research and teach in the fields of higher education, work in community-based settings, or practise in public or private organizations. Its 170+ articles, written by an international team of contributors from over 17 countries, detail the research and practice of the field from its emergence as a separate discipline to the present day, covering key concepts, issues and individuals and providing a cutting-edge summary of ongoing debates across a wide range of perspectives, from self-directed learning to human resource development. Entries are arranged A-Z and extensive cross-referenced, with detailed bibliographies for each topic to facilitate further research.
'an excellent reference tool and certainly should be part of any college library or educational reference collection.' - Elisabeth R. Hayes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Adult Education Quarterly, May 2007
'this is a really useful and user-friendly book. All entries are well structured and well written, and provide a clear introduction to a wide range of issues pertaining to the broad field of adult education.' - Gert Biesta, University of Exeter, in Studies in the Education of Adults Volume 38, Number 1, Spring 2006