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Perspectives of quality in adult learning

Author: Peter Boshier
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adult education is an under-researched field. Judgments 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boshier, Peter.
Perspectives of quality in adult learning.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2006
(DLC) 2006283629
(OCoLC)63400047
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Boshier
ISBN: 9781847143839 1847143830 1281294764 9781281294760
OCLC Number: 229404366
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 220 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword; List of Figures and Tables; List of Acronyms; Introduction; 1 The Search for Quality; 2 Lifelong Learning: The Current Policy Context for Adult Education; 3 Conceptual Framework and Research Questions; 4 Methodology and Research Methods; 5 Adults as Learners; 6 Quality, Standards and Values in Adult Learning; 7 Students' Perceptions of Learning and Quality in Adult Education --
Research Findings; 8 Tutors' Perceptions of Learning and Quality in Adult Education --
Research Findings; 9 Research Findings: Comparisons and Contrasts.
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Considers the many factors that influence quality in adult learning. This book provides an analysis of the following concepts - characteristics of adults as learners; adult learning theory and  Read more...

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