Monday, August 31, 2015

ESREA and SensePublishers Free, Open Access Books on Adult Education

There are four free, open access books published in a collaboration between ESREA and SensePublishers. You can find all the published books here: https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/research-on-the-education-and-learning-of-adults/

However, of particular interest are:

1. 'Working and Learning in Times of Uncertainty: Challenges to Adult, Professional and Vocational Education', edited by Bholinger, Haake, Helms Jørgensen, Toiviainen and Wallo. 
This book analyses the challenges of globalisation and uncertainty impacting on working and learning at individual, organisational and societal levels. Each of the contributions addresses two overall questions: How is working and learning affected by uncertainty and globalisation? And, in what ways do individuals, organisations, political actors and education systems respond to these challenges?
2. 'Learning across Generations in Europe: Contemporary Issues in Older Adult Education', edited by Schmidt-Hertha, Jelenc Krašovec and Formosa:
This book provides the basis for an in-depth analysis of the understandings and interpretations of education and learning in later-life, rethinking the development of different approaches for education of older adults, as well as diverse research and evaluation of different forms of older adults’ education and learning.