Why Adults Learn: Towards a Theory of Participation in Adult Education

1st Edition

Sean Courtney

Routledge
Published November 23, 2018
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9781138350663 - CAT# K395219
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

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Summary

Originally published in 1992 this book looks at the phenomenon of adult education by exploring the nature of the motivation that moves people to return to school or to seek involvement inorganized learning activities. The book challenges the psychological emphasis of much research on adult learning. It concentrates on the concept of social participation and its implications for a reinterpretation of adult learning as an aspect of a person's involvement with his or her community or society.

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