The Profession and Practice of Adult Education: An Introduction

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The Profession and Practice of Adult Education is a timely book and an excellent introduction to the field. Drawing from an extensive volume of literature, it provides comprehensive coverage and a clear guide. Graduate students will benefit from it and practitioners will be kept abreast of changes that are occurring.
--Peter Jarvis, professor of continuing education and senior research professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
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About the author

Sharan B. Merriam is professor of adult education at the University of Georgia.

Ralph G. Brockett is professor of adult education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 17, 2011
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781118045282
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Language
English
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Education / Adult & Continuing Education
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