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Lifelong Learning at Its Best : Innovative Practices in Adult Credit Programs - William H. Maehl

Lifelong Learning at Its Best

Innovative Practices in Adult Credit Programs

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Published: 15th October 1999
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"A must-read for anyone in higher education, human resource development, or adult education. This impeccably researched book reflects an encyclopedic and intimate knowledge of innovative adult higher education programs and provides an impressive historical context for such programs. It will be a classic sourcebook for anyone in the field."<br> <br> --Howard Y. Williams, professor emeritus, Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota<br> <br> "A comprehensive, careful, and compelling study of adult learners and learning today. Lifelong Learning at Its Best demonstrates why education--from cradle to grave--is so important to our society in coping with the demands of burgeoning technology, addressing global competition, and recognizing the need for ongoing job retraining. It should be required reading for leaders in education, business and industry, and policymaking."<br> <br> --C. Wayne Williams, president, Regents College<br> <br> It is widely accepted that lifelong competency in today's world requires lifelong learning. Schools, colleges, and workplaces have responded to this new reality by implementing educational and training programs. But which programs really work?<br> <br> Drawing from data gathered by the Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners--in a study directed by prestigious educational and business leaders--William Maehl offers strategies that have been most successful with adult learners across the nation. From Georgetown University to Toyota, he describes winning program models and all their components. Organized under such key learning objectives as competence, collaboration, and self-directedness, these success stories reveal the specific instructional, organizational, financial, and other program components that make the greatest difference in learning outcomes. For staff attempting to improve existing programs or for teams building new ones, this resource has all the practical ideas you need to design effective solutions.

"A must read for anyone in higher education, human resource development, or adult education. This impeccably researched book reflects an encyclopedic and intimate knowledge of innovative adult higher education programs and provides an impressive historical context for such programs. It will be a classic sourcebook for anyone in the field." (Howard Y. Williams, professor emeritus, Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota)

"A comprehensive, careful, and compelling study of adult learners and learning today. Lifelong Learning at Its Best demonstrates why education--from cradle to grave--is so important to our society in coping with the demands of burgeoning technology, addressing global competition, and recognizing the need for ongoing job retraining. It should be required reading for leaders in education, business and industry, and policymaking." (C. Wayne Williams, president, Regents College)

"Lifelong learning is a critically important component of success for any person working today. Dr. Maehl pinpoints the challenges and, through his many examples, shows us the way." (Arlene Beauchemin, senior specialist in human resources, Bell Atlantic)

"Maehl presents a veritable treasure trove of information about credit programs for adults in higher education. The book's grounding in adult education research and theory, the detailed program descriptions, and the organization of the descriptions around learner needs and learner contexts result in an extremely valuable resource for anyone wishing to know more about how adults are faring in postsecondary education." (Susan Imel, director and adult education specialist, ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Ohio State University)

MEETING THE NATION'S NEED FOR LIFELONG LEARNING.

The Challenge of Postsecondary Education from an Expanding Pool of Learners.

Toward Models of Good Practice.

INNOVATIVE RESPONSES TO LEARNER NEEDS.

Individualization and Self-Directed Learning.

Learner-Centered Design.

Competence-Based Focus.

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Development.

STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES TO PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.

Collaborative Relationships Among Providers.

Customizing Programs to Sponsors' Needs.

Sustaining and Renewing Successful Programs.

Conclusion: Summary of Best Practices and Future Trends in Adult Credit Programs.

ISBN: 9780787946036
ISBN-10: 0787946036
Series: A Jossey Bass title
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th October 1999
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.98  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1