Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools


reviewed by Ira E. Bogotch - October 28, 2009

coverTitle: Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in Our Schools
Author(s): Eleanor (Ellie) Drago-Severson
Publisher: Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 1412950724, Pages: 368, Year: 2009
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Educational leaders have “theories” of adult learning even if they are not articulated (Hawley, 1989).  Adult learning and educational leadership are natural partners in the many managerial tasks surrounding instructional leadership, mentoring programs, professional development sessions, personnel decisions, and the implementation of new programs. Everything that educational leaders do involves learning – thus making adult learning theory a necessary component of good educational leadership practices.  No book I have read makes this case better or stronger than Leading Adult Learning: Supporting Adult Development in our Schools by Ellie Drago-Severson.  I’m certainly not alone in this opinion. To quote one of the book’s advanced testimonials: The astounding range of material in this book begins to integrate elements of leadership and adult learning I have not yet seen adequately included and developed in any one book. (Ackerman, n.d.) Professor Drago-Severson successfully marries research with professional development activities in terms of both process... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 28, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15815, Date Accessed: 5/25/2020 1:46:08 AM

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