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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 74 new and published books in the subject of Lifelong Learning — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Adult Learner

    The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development, 8th Edition

    By Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson

    How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Passion to Learn

    An Inquiry into Autodidactism

    Edited by Joan Solomon

    This is the first book to provide a detailed overview and analysis of autodidactism, or self-education. Autodidacts' strong preference for teaching themselves is likely to manifest itself, in childhood, as a pronounced resistance to formal schooling. However, in later life, an autodidact's passion...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

    Exploring a social model of literacy

    Edited by Vicky Duckworth, Gordon Ade-Ojo

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Vocational Education of Female Entrepreneurs in China

    A multitheoretical and multidimensional analysis of successful businesswomen's everyday lives

    By Mary Ann Maslak

    Series: Routledge Research in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

    This book examines the ways in which formal and non-formal education can contribute to women’s successful design, development and operation of small businesses in rural settings. Calling on varied, pertinent social theories, the book examines profitable businesses operated by Dongxiang Muslim women...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Human Activity, Social Practices and Lifelong Education

    Francophone Perspectives

    Edited by Marc Durand

    This volume presents a scientific and practical trend in lifelong education, which focuses on "human activity". This trend is particularly apparent in French speaking countries where a seminal tradition of ergonomics, born in the middle of the 20th century, produced studies about work and workers’...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Participation in Community Work

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Anne Karin Larsen, Vishanthie Sewpaul, Grete Oline Hole

    Participation is a key community work method and this text critically engages with its theoretical and conceptual underpinnings before drawing on international examples and perspectives. Including real-life case studies of participatory practice, this book will challenge and inspire all those...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Foucault and a Politics of Confession in Education

    Edited by Andreas Fejes, Katherine Nicoll

    In liberal, democratic and capitalist societies today, we are increasingly invited to disclose our innermost thoughts to others. We are asked to turn our gaze inwards, scrutinizing ourselves, our behaviours and beliefs, while talking and writing about ourselves in these terms. This form of...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Mutual Aid Universities (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Eric Midwinter

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this collection of essays was the first account of the development of the University of the Third Age in Britain (U3A). Changing employment patterns and increasing pressure on traditional areas of secondary and higher education has led to the idea that learning can be a...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Learning to Learn

    International perspectives from theory and practice

    Edited by Ruth Deakin Crick, CRISTINA STRINGHER, Kai Ren

    Learning to Learn provides a much needed overview and international guide to the field of learning to learn from a multidisciplinary lifelong and lifewide perspective. A wealth of research has been flourishing on this key educational goal in recent years. Internationally, it is considered to be one...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Learning Outside the Academy

    International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning

    Edited by Richard Edwards, Jim Gallacher, Susan Whittaker

    This book weaves together different strands of research in the area of lifelong learning that concentrates particularly on learning in alternative settings and ways, such experiential learning and informal and community learning. Drawing upon international research, the book examines how...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge