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Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
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List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Person as Learner 2. The Learning Society 3. Education and Learning 4. Learning 5. Perspectives of Learning Theory 6. Developments in Learning Theory 7. Teaching Adults 8. Process of Teaching 9. Theoretical Perspectives on Teaching 10. Distance Education and Open Learning 11. Assessing and Evaluating 12. Curriculum Theory and Programme Planning 13. Practice, Theory, Research and Policy 14. The Professional Preparation of Teachers of Adults Conclusion Selected Further Reading Bibliography Index

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Peter Jarvis is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of lifelong learning, adult and continuing education and is founding editor of the International Journal of Lifelong Education (Taylor & Francis). He is Professor of Continuing Education at the University of Surrey (where he was the former head of the Department of Educational Studies) and is a former Adjunct Professor in the Department of Adult Education, University of Georgia, USA. He also holds honorary Visiting Professorships at City University (UK), Pecs University (Hungary) and Tianjin Radio and Television University (China), and is Special Professor at the University of Nottingham. Peter is a prolific author, whose recent publications include: The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning; Democracy, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society; and Globalization, Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society (winner of the 2008 Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education).

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