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Learn more about the International Compendium of Adult & Continuing Education

Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christy Rhodes
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AAACE and Stylus Publishing are proud to announce the publication of the InternationalCompendium of Adult & Continuing Education and welcome you to its launch at the 66th Annual Conference in Memphis. The ICACE is an excellent resource for multidisciplinary scholars, graduate students, and scholarly practitioners, providing a thematic organization of concepts that explain key aspects of adult and continuing education. Contributors from throughout the global adult education community offer insights into the four major areas of: Adult Learners, Teaching and Learning, Leading and Administering, and Inquiry and Influences. There will be various opportunities to learn more about the ICACE throughout the conference, with presentations by its core editors, Alan Knox, Simone Conceicao, and Larry Martin, as well as contributing authors. We are also excited to invite you to an ICACE book signing at the Stylus Publishing booth. Stay tuned for more details on that.

I had the chance to talk with Alan, Simone, and Larry about the ICACE and found out some interesting information. Here’s an excerpt of our chat:

  1. The ICACE covers a great number of topics and issues central to the field of adult education. What are the central themes of each volume and how are they connected to one another?

During our week in Memphis, we especially welcome opportunities during conference sessions, and informal conversations, to learn about your activities and interests, to which Compendium contents can contribute.

Note: Detailed information about the four volumes of the ICACE is available at

  1. Adult educators work in a variety of professional backgrounds. How is that diversity incorporated into the ICACE?

Fortunately, Compendium contributors are practitioners and scholars from various countries and types of provider organizations, so each article combines a focus on issues and decisions of interest to readers of the article; and use of examples, concepts, publications, and applications for future directions.

  1. How would you like to see adult and continuing educators use the ICACE?

Compendium articles are grouped in four volumes on learners, teaching, administration, and inquiry, with multiple articles together in three or four sections of each volume; with the keywords and links to related Compendium articles that enable you to navigate from article to article based on your experience and interests.

  1. How will we have a chance to learn more about the ICACE at the 66th Annual AAACE Conference?

Compendium contributors will be available at conference sessions, and in informal conversations to explore ways in which Compendium contents can be beneficial to you.

  1. Finally, what are you most looking forward to in Memphis?  

Compendium contents provide a map of concepts, examples, and publications which you and other able educators of adults in many countries, associations, and parts of the field can use with your local program stakeholders for use to enrich program activities, and your own ongoing professional development.

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