Adult Civic Engagement in Adult Learning

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 135
by Heide Spruck Wrigley & Linda Muñoz

Publisher: Wiley

Series: J-B ACE Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education

Publication Date: April 22, 2016

ISBN: 9781118525036

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Take an in-depth look at adult learning and education for citizenship and civic engagement. This issue presents the foundational connections between the adult education and civic engagement movements. It’s filled with studies on adult learning for participatory or deliberate democratic change and engagement at the local grassroots level. Contributors consider civic engagement in their areas of research and practice and explore the formal and informal ways that citizens come to learn, to deliberate, and to act on the social issues they find important locally and globally. As a result, the volume offers broad examples of different types of formal and informal adult learning for civic engagement.

This is 135th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.