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Adult education

Last Updated: 28-Mar-2014

This is a guide to help those starting research on adult education.

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Background information

Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2005.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LB15 .E473 2005 V.1
See section on "Adult Learning and Development Today" in volume 2 on pp. 565-594
2010 ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2010.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5251 .H28 2010
New York : Routledge, 2009.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5225 .R47 H36 2009
"The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies."
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5225 .L42 R68 2009
1st ed. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC1100 .H363 2012
"The Handbook of Transformative Learning provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in Transformative Learning (TL). It will help adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The book covers five broad areas: historical, theoretical, practical, research, and future perspective."
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5215 .O94 2011
"The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the theory and practice of lifelong learning, encompassing perspectives from human resources development, adult learning, psychology, career and vocational learning, management and executive development, cultural anthropology, the humanities, and gerontology."

New books

Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC151 .T56 2013
Kampala, Uganda : Uganda Adult Education Network, 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5258 .U33 Y68 2012
[Windhoek : Ministry of Education, Directorate of Adult Education, 2008]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC158 .N3 R36 2008 F
Kisumu, Kenya : Lake Publishers & Enterprises, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5258 .K4 O48 2011
[Ethiopia?] : T. Werqneh, c2011
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5258 .E8 W47 2012
Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense Publishers, c2013.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB1059 .T745 2013


2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5225 .L42 T37 2012
Malabar, Fla. : Krieger Pub. Co., 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5219 .N66 2012


Syracuse, NY : Commission on Adult Basic Education, ProLiteracy America, c2007-[2011]
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5251 .A644 V.5 2011
Washington: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 1983-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » 370.5 .A239 V.58:NO.1 2007
[San Francisco, CA] : John Wiley & Sons [San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass] : John Wiley & Sons
Mahwah, N.J. ; London : Lawrence Erlbaum, c2004-
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC5225 .R4 A55


Education databases

[Washington, DC : National Library of Education?, 199?-
Bibliographic database of educational resources including articles, reports, and curriculum.
[Bronx, N.Y.] : H.W. Wilson Co.
Indexes and abstracts articles of English-language periodicals and books on education from 1983 on. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996 and is available for over half the 600 journals indexed.
Bethesda, MD : Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
Birmingham, AL : Teachers College Record
"Teachers College Record Book Reviews provides comprehensive reviews of the leading books in education and educational research by major scholars in these fields. "