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Adult Teaching and Learning

Information on the Adult Teaching and Learning Emphasis Area

The Comparative Lifelong Learning Emphasis Area focuses on adult education theories and practices emanating from international and diverse cultural contexts.

Sample of Adult Education Courses


ADTED 508 (CI ED) - Globalization and Lifelong Learning (3 credits):
Examination of globalization discourses and their relationships, implications and impacts on lifelong learning processes and contexts

ADTED 509 (CI ED) - Language, Literacy, Identity, and Culture in a Global Context (3 credits):
Examines the relationship between issues of language, literacy, identity and culture for adult learners in an increasingly global context.

ADTED 541 (WMNST) - Women and Minorities in Adult Education(3 credits):
Examines the role of diverse women as education activists, as working class mothers, as literacy advocates, and as human rights activists.

ADTED 552 - Participatory Action Research (3 credits):
Examines the origins, historical development, main characteristics, methodological assumptions and models, and the practice of participatory action research in adult education and community development.

ADTED 570 (CI ED) - Comparative and International Adult Education (3 credits):
Critical and comparative analysis of adult education theory and practice outside North America, including international agency involvement.

ADTED 572 (CI ED) - Policy Studies in Lifelong Learning (3 credits):
Examination of the approaches and frameworks to the study of lifelong learning policies and the relationship between lifelong learning issues and problems, policy development, policy actors and institutional structures that support them.

Sample of Courses from Supporting Areas


CI ED 502 - Educational Mobility in Comparative Perspective

CI ED 503 - Ethnicity, National Identity, and Education

CI ED 504 - Perspectives in African Education

CI ED 516 - Education and Demographic Change in the United States and Abroad

EDTHP 502 - Educational Planning Techniques in Developing Countries, Part 1

EDTHP 505 - Nationality Policy and Education