Professional Development as Transformative Learning: New Perspectives for Teachers of Adults

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März 1996



This creative and pioneering book adapts and extAnds the transformation theory of adult learning to the professional development of adult educators. Well written and easy to read, with many examples, this volume is highly recommAnded.
?Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University


1. Preparation and Development of Adult Educators; 2. Traditional Developmental Strategies; 3. Strategies for Self-Directed Development; 4. Critical Reflection; 5. Becoming a Transformative Learner; 6. Individual Differences in Educator Development; 7. Transformative Development in Work and Social Contexts; 8. Creating a New Vision for Professional Growth; 9. Strategies for the Developer.


PATRICIA CRANTON is professor of education and director of instructional development at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She has received awards, including selection as a Distinguished Scholar at Brock University in 1991 and, in 1993, both the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association's Teaching Award and the Lieutenant Governor's Laurel Award for teaching excellence. Her previous books include Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning (Jossey--Bass, 1994).


"Although adult educators focus a great deal of attention on adult learners, these same educators pay little attention to their own learning. If educators ignore their personal experiences as learners, they miss a valuable opportunity to develop an empathetic appreciation of what their students are experiencing. Patricia Cranton shows us how teachers and facilitators can and must be understood as adults engaged in transformative learning. By highlighting case studies of how individual educators learn about their practice she helps us rethink the way professional development is conceived and conducted." (Stephen Brookfield, distinguished professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota)
EAN: 9780787901974
ISBN: 0787901970
Untertitel: 'Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult E'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 1996
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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