Program Planning

A. L. Wilson, R. M. Cervero

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There are three important traditions in adult education program planning theory: the conventional, the deliberative, and the critical. Each purports to be able to explain and enable the practical thinking and acting of adult educators. While each tradition has contributed significant theoretical and practical insights, none has been able to provide a complete account of what Anthony Giddens has termed the problem of the acting subject in context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780080448947
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult education
  • Curriculum planning
  • Planning
  • Program design
  • Program development
  • Program planning
  • Theory–practice gap


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