The publications in this collection were assembled by Alan Knox, an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in recognition of his esteemed colleague and mentor, Cy Houle, formerly a professor at the University of Chicago. The publications that follow reflect the breadth and depth of nine decades of Knox’s professional activities and his scholarship. Knox also summarizes the scholarship of Cy Houle, Houle’s contribution to the field of adult education, and the major role that Houle played in the mentorship of professional colleagues. Click on the following links for a short bio on Knox and Houle or join in the discussion.
Adult Education literature has much to contribute to the sustaining of democracy. This compilation presents 17 topics and eight examples about ways that educators of adults in various roles and specialized associations can cooperate on behalf of enhanced democracy at local, regional, and national levels. Download the file below to review the primary literature in the field of adult education.
This professional memoir contains my personal reflections on connections among people, places, activities, results and meanings as an educator of adults. Each of the seven sections is about a location with references to people, opportunities, influences and choices; especially connections among colleagues and publications. The main purpose of this memoir is to illustrate ways in which educators of adults can create and use publications with colleagues that can help scholars and practitioners transcend just making arrangements, by appreciating connections between personal performance and the broad field of adult and continuing education. The memoir is about mentoring relationships, inquiry activities, career development, and access to relevant oral, print, digital publications and literature.
The intent of the progressive sequence of eight topics in this article is to illustrate contributions from past and current publications to a contemporary rationale regarding the praxis between adult learning and role performance The accompanying bibliographic list of publications provide the sources for citations by authors names and publication dates; related to this and other articles in the Knox-Houle Collection.
Enhancing Proficiencies, Praxis, and Performance
This document provides a listing of 25 conclusions from the main sections of the Cascades of Learning memoir, each begins with a concluding concept and some examples, and ends with a question to the reader about desirable future directions.
Futures 2020 Plus
This is a co-publication with Stylus publishing and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). The core editorial team for the Compendium is comprised of Alan Knox, Simone Conceição, and Larry Martin. This Compendium is an excellent resource for multidisciplinary scholars, graduate students, and scholarly practitioners. The Compendium articles are relevant to research and practice in many segments of the adult and continuing education field. The preparation and use of the compendium emphasizes inquiry and active learning. Order at Stylus Publishing.
An often-cited article shares Knox’s impressions as a participant observer and his comments about connections, leadership, and inquiry at an international conference on professional development and quality improvement in the health professions in 2012.
A rationale is provided for an International Society for Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE) virtual conference session on June 3,2021. The rationale includes: a brief introduction to the session purpose and procedures; along with summaries of three books on international comparative adult education. Each summary illustrates international comparative analysis, which also occurs regarding similarities and differences among the roles regarding distance-learning, five perspectives on teaching, and coordinating programs in various national contexts.
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