Library Instruction Round Table Adult Learners Center

Bibliography

Ashwin, Paul. Changing Higher Education: the Development of Learning and Teaching. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Changing Higher Education examines the development of learning technologies and the development of students’ learning in higher education. There is a chapter on non-traditional learners in higher education.

Cranton, Patricia. Working with Adult Learners. Middletown: Wall & Emerson, 1992.
Studies the discipline of adult education and offers practical information for those in both formal and informal teaching positions.

Draves, William A. How to Teach Adults. Manhattan: The Learning Resources Network, 1997.
A comprehensive book on teaching a class or course for adults. The book provides a combination of basic principles and how-to techniques. Chapters on how adults learn, helping adults learn, preparing the course, involving your participants, varying your teaching techniques, evaluations, and learning in the 21st century.
 
Hayes, Elisabeth, and Daniele D. Flannery. Women as Learners: the Significance of Gender in Adult Learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000.
The main purpose of this book is to assemble knowledge about adult women learners and promote an understanding of women’s diversity..

Knell, Suzanne and Janet Scogins. Adult Literacy Assessment Toolkit. Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center: American Library Association, 2000.
This TOOL KIT, field-tested by library literacy programs across the country, is designed to help adult literacy programs build effective and accountable programs while meeting the needs of learners and instructors.
 
Malouf, Doug. How to Teach Adults in a Fun and Exciting Way. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2003.
Describes how to design structured sessions, use visual aids effectively, and engage the audience.

Manheimer, Ronald J., Denise D. Snodgrass, and Diane Moskow-McKenzie. Older Adult Education: A Guide to Research, Programs and Policies. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995.
A comprehensive research guide focusing on the overall field of older adult education. It includes an extensive appendix listing organizations, programs, resources and other information.

Maters, Barbara T. 5-Star Programming and Services for Your 55+ Library Customers. Chicago: American Library Association, 2003.
A practical guide to assist librarians in planning, developing, marketing and funding programs and services to the older adult learner.

Moon, Jennifer. Short Courses & Workshops: Improving the Impact of Learning, Training & Professional Development. London: Kogan Page Limited, 2001.
This practical guide looks at course building, learner orientation, facilitating learning, and designing courses for impact.

Petit, Ann. Secrets to Enliven Learning: How to Develop Extraordinary Self-directed Training Materials. San Diego: Pfeiffer & Company, 1994.
Create your own handouts and class materials with this "how-to" handbook specifically designed for self-directed training.

Selwyn, Neil, Stephen Gorard, and John Furlong. Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Information Technology and the Learning Society. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Explores the drawbacks and limits of information and communication technologies (ICT), how people can be made into lifelong learners, and wider societal issues of the information age and learning society. The authors conducted a survey in the UK looking at people’s use of ICTs in the home, work, and community.

Taylor, Kathleen and Catherine Marienau and Morris Fidder. Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and Trainers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc, 2000.
The authors provide nearly seventy instructional activities for instructors of adult learners. These flexible activities are organized according to their focus on a particular learning strategy. Activities can done in a single session or in a series of sessions

Wilson, Arthur and Elisabeth R. Hayes. Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc, 2000.
This handbook will help instructors to develop and refine current practices. A definitive reference on the best practices, programs and institutions for adult education.
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