Merriam, Sharan B.; Courtenay, Bradley C.; Cervero, Ronald M.
Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 2006.
This chapter examines the role of adult education in a globalizing world. It builds on the thesis articulated by Peter Jarvis (2000) and Michael Welton (2001) that adult education should foster a learning society that has a humanizing effect on the social, economic, and political forces that stem from an unfettered, free market economy. It reaches beyond this thesis to ask what the implications of globalization are for human development and our capacity to understand the forces that surround us. A cognitive developmental model is offered that draws on the work of Kegan (1982, 1994), Lakoff (2002), and Schön and Rein (1994). This is followed by an example from Kalyani Rai (2004), whose work with the Hmong community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is congruent with the proposed cognitive developmental model. The chapter concludes with reflections on the role of adult education within this developmental approach from a critical, humanistic, and pragmatic perspective. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: chapter)