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Lifelong Learning Book Series

Mapping out the Research Field of Adult Education and Learning

Editors: Fejes, Andreas, Nylander, Erik (Eds.)

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  • Introduces a unique set of chapters describing and problematising the state-of-art in the field
  • Presents a detailed picture of a rarely “objectified” and ever-changing research field 
  • Brings together leading researchers’ meta-reflections on the emergence and current composition of the field
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This book discusses the current state of the art in research on the education and learning of adults, and how such research has been transformed through contemporary policy and research practices. Gathering contributions from leading experts in the field, the book draws on previous research, as well as new findings in order to provide a map of this research field and its contemporary history.

The chapters address a number of questions, including: What constitutes this research field? What theories and methodologies dominate within the field? What “invisible colleges” are active in shaping this academic field, in marking out its contours and in transforming its contemporary battle zones? Who is publishing in the field and who is deemed worth citing? What is the relationship between the shift in state policy on adult education and the research that is conducted on the education and learning of adults? How has the research field changed over time in various western countries? What do these meta-reflections of the field tell us about possible future research endeavours? 

Rather than speaking from within the field, this is a book about the research field. The diversity of the chapters provide a fascinating resource for anyone interested in research on the education and learning of adults.  

 


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“I recommend this book for graduate students and faculty, respectively developing as researchers and seeking to expand scholarly thought and research. The editors express their hope that the book will inspire empirical investigations and debate about the field, and upon reading, I find myself inspired and believe you will be inspired, too.” (Catherine A. Cherrstrom, Adult Education Quarterly, April 24, 2020)

“This is a worthwhile, informative read.” (Camilla Fitzsimons, Studies in the Education of Adults, Vol. 47 (2), 2019)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mapping out the Research Field of Adult Education and Learning
Editors
  • Andreas Fejes
  • Erik Nylander
Series Title
Lifelong Learning Book Series
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10946-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10946-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10945-5
Series ISSN
1871-322X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 234
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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