"The Literature of Adult Education" explores and describes over twelve hundred books in the diverse body of writings on adult education--tracing the development of basic theories and practices, identifying major accomplishments, and documenting the enormous and continuing growth of knowledge in this field. It provides an understanding of the entire field that can help professionals in all areas of adult education recognize a shared identity and find the sources of information and guidance they need to strengthen their own practices.
CYRIL O. HOULE is a senior consultant for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. He has served on more than thirty boards and has written many books, including the classic The Effective Board.