New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2004, issue 104, P77-86 2004 DOI: 10.1002/ace.161 View full text
Meg Wise, Betta Owens

Abstract: This chapter joins a growing dialogue about factors that marginalize academic departments of adult education (Imel, Brockett, and James, 2000;Milton, Watkins, Studdard, and Burch, 2003). We will address two factors. First, pressure is increasing to garner extramural research funding. And second, other fields have taken the research lead on profound and complex adultlifespan learning issues, such as chronic or life-threatening health conditions. To illustrate these issues, we will describe an interdisciplinary…

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