Friday, 25 February 2011

Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)



Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)
Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella | 1998-01-01 00:00:00 | Jossey-Bass | 528 | Education
"An essential volume in adult education."
--Choice

"Merriam and Caffarella provide an excellent resource whose value will last until the appearance of the third edition."
--Continuing Higher Education Review

The second edition of Learning in Adulthood integrates the most important contributions to adult learning in the last decade. The result is an updated, comprehensive synthesis of what we now know about adult learning--including the context in which it takes place, who the participants are, what they learn and why, the nature of the learning process itself, major theoretical developments, and much more. Sharan Merriam and Rosemary Caffarella reveal how sociocultural influences can create specific developmental needs and interests, and how such social factors as race, class, and gender can shape learning. From this background, they construct a more inclusive perspective on adult learning, guiding readers toward new ways of thinking about teaching, learning, and the broader social implications of adult education.
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Advanced Distributed Systems: Third International School and Symposium, ISSADS 2004, Guadalajara, Mexico, January 24-30, 2004, Revised Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)



Advanced Distributed Systems: Third International School and Symposium, ISSADS 2004, Guadalajara, Mexico, January 24-30, 2004, Revised Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Felix F. Ramos,Herwig Unger,Victor Larios | 2004-08-05 00:00:00 | Springer | 285 | Artificial Intelligence

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Third International School and Symposium on Advanced Distributed Systems, ISSADS 2004, held in Guadalajara, Mexico in January 2004.

The 25 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions.

Among the topics addressed are virtual characters, distributed toolkits, serial visual presentation, multi-agent architectures, MAS, agent-object hybrid languages, robot soccer agents, distributed querying, semantic search engines, coordination, distributed collaboration, virtual communities, peer-to-peer networks, P2P systems, distributed search mobile objects, load balancing, distributed algorithms, scheduling, and distributed information systems.



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