College of Education AET/510 Version 2 Critical Issues and Trends in Adult Education and Training
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Course Description This course explores trends, issues, and innovative programs in adult education and training. It focuses on the demographics of adult learners and on the implications of diversity for instruction. Learners examine political, cultural, social, and ethical issues that impact adult education and training. The course also examines these issues within an historical context. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: • • University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Merriam, S. B., Caffarella, R. S., & Baumgartner, L. M. (2007). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Merriam, S. B., Courtenay, B. C., & Cervero, R. M. (Eds.). (2006). Global issues and adult education: Perspectives from Latin America, Southern Africa, and the United States. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Smith, D. G., & Wolf-Wendel, L. E. (2005). The challenge of diversity: Involvement or alienation in the academy? [Monograph]. ASHE Higher Education Report, 31(1). All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Adult Education and Training as a Growth Industry
Objectives 1.1 Describe enrollment trends in various adult education and