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Callahan, Jamie L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
In his article, "Intimacy and Ethical Action in Adult Education," Donovan Plumb (2009) suggests a pathway for adult educators to achieve the type of world that Gunter (1996) envisions. Plumb argues that the personal qualities that enable people to have fulfilling (sexually) intimate relationships are also those that enable ethical action on the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Intimacy, Learning Experience, Adult Educators
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Brainard, Patricia J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
What is the work of White adult educators to dismantle racism in our classrooms and training sessions? How are we to engage and influence White people to do what is required to create a more just society? These are some questions that the ninth annual White Privilege Conference attempts to address. This "Perspective on Practice" essay reviews that…
Descriptors: Training, Adult Educators, Reflection, Adult Education
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Erickson, Diane – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This essay outlines the key lessons I re-learned about teaching adults when I decided to earn my private pilot license. I faced a steep learning curve and needed to conquer my fear of falling from the sky when learning required flight maneuvers. The lessons are not about adult development or learning theories or instructional techniques. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Adult Students, Empathy, Adult Education
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Henschke, John A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Malcolm S. Knowles stands as a giant catalyst at the juncture--past, present, and future--of andragogy (the art and science of helping adults learn) within the field of Adult Education and Human Resource Development. For more than 50 years until his death in 1997, Malcolm devoted his personal and professional life to exemplifying the theory and…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, College Faculty, Adult Education, Andragogy