Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning (2 Volumes)

Victor C.X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
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Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 551
ISBN13: 9781466621817|ISBN10: 1466621818|EISBN13: 9781466621824|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2181-7

Description

As the 21st century has seen, lifelong learning has become more important as many countries have emerged into “learning societies”. With these learning societies, adult and community education, along with new technologies, play a major role in shaping and reshaping their economic, political, and cultural realities.

Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning addresses how technologies impact the combination of workforce education and adult learning. This comprehensive collection of research from leading authorities and front line faculty seeks to equip adult learners/employees with the right knowledge and skills to continue to contribute to the economy given the importance of the essential role of technologies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult Learning and Innovative Technologies
  • Critical Theories in Adult and Community Education
  • Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants in Adult and Community Education
  • Employability, E-Entrepreneurship and Economic Recovery
  • Improving Workforce Education and Adult Learning
  • International Models of Adult Education
  • Lifelong Tools for the Adult Learner, the Educator and the Worker
  • Sustainability of Learning Societies
  • Technology and Social Justice
  • Transformative Learning in the Workplace

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Victor C. X. Wang is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University. Thus far, Dr. Wang has published more than 230 refereed books, book chapters, and journal articles. These publications address andragogy and pedagogy, which can be considered as the umbrella under which such areas as andragogical curriculum and program development, management, human performance technology, social justice, global education, diversity and E-learning are addressed.

Currently, Dr. Wang is co-editing the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology with a Columbia University Professor, Dr. Lyle Yorks and a doctoral student of Malcolm Knowles, Dr. John A. Henschke. Dr. Wang has won many academic achievement awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Award. He has had extensive experience in chairing and mentoring doctoral dissertations (including dissertations from University of Auckland, New Zealand). Some of his books have been adopted as required textbooks by major universities in the United States, and in China. In addition, numerous universities worldwide including some Ivy League Universities have cataloged his books and journal articles. Dr. Wang’s teaching (including teaching via technology) has reached many states in the United States and China. Personal Link: http://victorcxwangassociates.org/

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