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EDUC 6271 Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 6271 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Campbell, A. (2000). Cultural identity as a social construct. Intercultural Education, 11(1), 31–39.

Clark, M. C., & Rossiter, M. (2008). Narrative learning in adulthood. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 199, 61–70.

Freiler, T. J. (2008). Learning through the body. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 199, 37–47.

Guimaraes, P. (2009). Reflections on the professionalisation of adult educators in the framework of public policies in Portugal. European Journal of Education, 44(2), 205–219.

Mazurkiewicz, G. (2009). Adult educators: An example of the new approach to lifelong learning in Poland. European Journal of Education, 44(2), 243–255.

Merriam, S. B. (2008). Adult learning theory for the twenty-first century. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 119, 93–98.

Pinquart, M., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2004). Human development in times of social change: Theoretical considerations and research needs. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 28(4), 289–298.

Su, Y. H. (2011). Lifelong learning as being: The Heideggerian perspective. Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 61(1), 57–72.

Tisdell, E. J. (2008). Spirituality and adult learning. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 199, 27­-36.

Zhang, W. (2008). Conceptions of lifelong learning in Confucian culture: Their impact on adult learners. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 27(5), 551–557.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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