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Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training


reviewed by Martin Lecker 2004

coverTitle: Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training
Author(s): Malcolm Tight
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415275792, Pages: 196, Year: 2002
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In a TC Record book review, Stephen Brookfield opened with the following passage, "Readers of contemporary adult education literature will seek in vain for elements of the visionary, the messianic, or the inspirational," (Brookfield, 1984, p. 513). Although British educator Malcolm Tight's book may not be considered visionary or messianic, it can definitely be considered inspirational. After reading this book, you will find that Tight has the ability to whet your intellectual curiosity by giving just enough information about the concepts that he introduces, so you want to research them further. In his book on adult education and training, Tight introduces the reader to forty-five concepts used in adult education and training, which may be combined with each other to form a total of 150 concepts (p. 10). This technique gives the reader a strong overall base to better comprehend the many facets of adult education and training. For this reason, I found this book to be an excellent primer for the inexperienced adult... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2161-2263
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11372, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 1:12:57 PM

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