Summary: Explores how adult learning occurs in naturally forming communities. As illustrated by the chapters in this volume, this learning takes a variety of forms, and occurs in a variety of locations. It is characterized by individuals coming together to exercise control and influence over the direction, content, and purposes of their learning and emphasizes the community or social as opposed to the individual level of learning. Although many learning communities are homogeneous in nature, several chap
ters reveal how power and politics play a role as well as how the presence of a facilitator can change the dynamic. This is the 95th volume of the quarterly journal New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.
Summary: Explores how adult learning occurs in naturally forming communities. As illustrated by the chapters in this volume, this learning takes a variety of forms, and occurs in a variety of locations. It is characterized by individuals coming together to exercise control and influence over the direction, content, and purposes of their learning and emphasizes the community or social as opposed to the individual level of learning. Although many learning communities are homogeneous in nature, several chapters reveal how power and politics play a role as well as how the presence of a facilitator can change the dynamic. This is the 95th volume of the quarterly journal New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Publisher:Jossey-Bass, Inc. Year Published: 2002 International: No
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EDITORS NOTES (David S. Stein, Susan Imel).
1. Learning Community History (Jane M. Hugo).
2. Creating Local Knowledge Through Learning in Community: A Case Study (David S. Stein).
3. For the Common Good: Learning Through Interagency Collaboration (Susan Imel, Cynthia J. Zengler).
4. Organizational Learning Communities and the Dark Side of the Learning Organization (Phillip H. Owenby).
5. Negotiating Power and Politics in Practitioner Inquiry Communities (Cassandra Drennon).
6. Learning Communities in Remote Retreat Settings (Gretchen T. Bersch, Carole L. Lund).
7. A Small Circle of Friends: Cohort Groups as Learning Communities (Randee Lipson Lawrence).
8. Adult Learning in Community: Themes and Threads (David S. Stein, Susan Imel).
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