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Perspectives of Quality in Adult Learning - Peter Boshier

Perspectives of Quality in Adult Learning

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2006
ISBN: 9780826481276
Number Of Pages: 220

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Adult education is an under-researched field. Judgements about learning programmes are mostly summative and learning that does not lead to an accredited outcome is given low priority under current policy. This fascinating study considers the many factors that influence quality in adult learning, and provides a detailed analysis of the following concepts - characteristics of adults as learners; adult learning theory and andragogy; the experiences of adult learners and what they bring to the learning environment; quality and teaching; and quality and learning.

"'The focus of [Peter Boshier's] research on participation and responsibility for adult learning is close to my own... People here (and many other places) will be interested. I am confident academics involved in adult learning in, for example, New Zealand, Australia and the USA, as well as the UK and Canada, would welcome this book... I will do what I can to promote the publication whenever the opportunity arises.' Roger Boshier, Professor of Adult Education, University of British Columbia, Canada"

The search for qualityp. 1
Lifelong learning : the current policy context for adult educationp. 8
Conceptual framework and research questionsp. 26
Methodology and research methodsp. 45
Adults as learnersp. 58
Quality, standards and values in adult learningp. 80
Students' perceptions of learning and quality in adult education - research findingsp. 100
Tutors' perceptions of learning and quality in adult education - research findingsp. 128
Research findings : comparisons and contrastsp. 151
Conclusions, implications and future researchp. 159
Summary of curriculum groups used for data coding
Accredited and non-accredited courses
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ISBN: 9780826481276
ISBN-10: 0826481272
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st April 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1