Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers

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The ongoing education and training of adults has become a necessity in many professional areas. Yet the staff who set up and administer these programs often lack skills for the very task that is so critical to the success of their efforts--the planning of the programs themselves.

Drawing on the tremendous success of the first edition, Planning Programs for Adult Learners, Second Edition covers the development of adult education programs in clear, specific detail. This popular guide contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities.

Thoroughly expanded and revised, the book contains a wealth of new material and examples, and features new information on incorporating technology into the development and practice of adult education programs. Educators and practitioners alike will find this guide to be an essential tool.

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The Interactive Model of Program Planning
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About the author (2002)

Rosemary S. Caffarella is a professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. She is the coeditor of An Update on Adult Development (with Carolyn Clark), and coauthor of Learning in Adulthood (with Sharan Merriam), winner of the Cyril Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education.

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