People, politics, and variable funding all contribute to the complexity of the program planning process for continuing education. In this book, Cervero and Wilson articulate a theory of program planning as a social - rather than scientific - process. In so doing, they open up dialogue in an area where debate is badly needed. 'Must reading for practitioners and professors of adult and continuing education.' Von Pittman, associate dean, Division of Continuing Education, University of Iowa
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UNDERSTANDING THE PRACTICE OF PROGRAM PLANNING. 1. Practical and Political Dimensions of Planning. 2. Planning as a Process of Negotiating Interests. NEGOTIATING INTERESTS IN PLANNING PRACTICE: THREE CASES. 3. Fixing an Organization Through Management Education. 4. Updating Practitioners in University Continuing Education. 5. Promoting Social Change in Community--Based Education. GUIDELINES FOR RESPONSIBLE PLANNING. 6. To Plan Responsibly, Be Political. 7. Represent Interests Democratically. 8. Develop Skills and Knowledge to Negotiate Responsibly. 9. Understand Planning as a Social Practice.
RONALD M. CERVERO is professor in the Department of Adult Education at the University of Georgia. His book Effective Continuing Education for Professionals (Jossey--Bass, 1988) received both the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education and the Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Adult Education. ARTHUR L. WILSON is assistant professor of adult and community education in the Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State University. He is a consulting editor for Adult Education Quarterly and Adult Basic Education.