Learning environments for women's adult development

Learning environments for women's adult development

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This volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education explores emerging theory and practice in adult development, adult learning, and feminist pedagogy for learning environments designed to meet women's needs. Adult women learners face special challenges as they enter or reenter higher education. Research and experience suggest that historical and current educational approaches may not serve men and women equally. The central aim of this book is to help make learning environments more supportive of reentry women in their ongoing development. Many of the practices showcased in this sourcebook emerged from programs of alternative higher education as they endeavored to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of learners. The different pedagogical approaches described herein help a woman learner shape the narrative of her evolving self in multiple life contexts. Ultimately, the kinds of educational practices described in this volume will prove effective in promoting lifelong learning and development for both women and men.Experiential Learning Essays and Self-Discovery In writing a narrative or experiential learning essay, the student ... For example, a woman who had been brought up to think of herself as stupid described her reaction to writing PLA essays.

Title:Learning environments for women's adult development
Author:Kathleen Taylor
Publisher:Jossey-Bass Inc Pub - 1995-04-27


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