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Knox, Alan B. (Alan Boyd) 1931-

Works: 83 works in 242 publications in 2 languages and 7,284 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: LC5251, 374
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  • by Commission of Professors of Adult Education( )
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Adult development and learning by Alan B Knox( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of empirical knowledge about adult development and learning. It is addressed to practitioners in the helping professions who help adults adapt, learn, and grow. The handbook begins with an examination of the concept of adult development and a discussion of persons (practitioners) who facilitate adult development. The second chapter covers the ways in which the societal context of family, community, and nation influences the process of adult development and learning. In chapter 3 the life cycle trends in family role performance for United States adults is discussed. Chapter 4 presents generalizations about age-related trends regarding performance in education, occupation, and community. Physical condition and health are covered in the fifth chapter. Chapter 6 deals with stability and change in adult personality characteristics, including self-concept, adjustment, and morale. In chapter 7 the age-related trends in adult learning abilities and strategies are discussed. Examining the interrelationships among the major variables from the preceding chapters, chapter 8 focuses on women's roles in family and work. The ninth chapter covers adjustment to change events. The last chapter summarizes the book's major generalizations and their implications for social policy and action by practitioners. In the appendix the major tasks in conducting research on adult development and learning are discussed. An extensive bibliography completes the handbook. (Em)
Helping adults learn by Alan B Knox( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essay reviews major components of the mentor role that a facilitator of adult learning should consider in the process of helping adults to learn. It contains suggestions about ways in which a facilitator can reflect on his practices and identify ideas that will help him to be more effective. To help the facilitator better understand adult learners, generalizations about the dynamics of adult learning are presented, and some of the organized knowledge regarding educational needs of adults is reviewed, grouped in relation to four concerns of facilitators: attraction, intake, support, and retention. Considerations related to the setting for learning are offered, and suggestions are made for the development of educational objectives. To assist the facilitator's selection of appropriate learning activities, a table presents a classification of continuing education learning-teaching methods, and several types of learning episodes are described: seminars, workshops, case studies, buzz sessions, role-playing, T-groups, and simulation. The process of organizing learning activities is explored, and evaluation procedures are described. Eighteen steps are given that a facilitator might follow to obtain a comprehensive overview of a learning episode. In his conclusion, the author lists eight ways program administrators can assist facilitators of learning to become more effective. (Author/AJ)
Developing, administering, and evaluating adult education by Alan B Knox( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strengthening adult and continuing education : a global perspective on synergistic leadership by Alan B Knox( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Alan B. Knox shows leaders in adult and continuing education around the world how to strengthen and improve their programs, using the principles of strategic planning and cooperative leadership. Drawing on case studies from more than thirty countries, Knox explains how agency leaders can adapt strategic planning guidelines to identify objectives, create effective communication among stakeholders, reach agreement on policy guidelines, and give the supportive guidance, feedback, encouragement, and recognition that are essential for successful programming. Knox also shows how the principles and methods of strategic planning can be applied with equal effectiveness in a wide range of programs, including distance learning, continuing professional education, correctional education, staff development, and adult education for minorities. And he explains the importance of incorporating information on legislation, economic conditions, along with trends in aging and immigration into long-range planning efforts
Teaching adults effectively( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation for continuing education : a comprehensive guide to success by Alan B Knox( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He shows how to distinguish some program aspect upon which a specific evaluation project will focus - including needs assessment, goals and policies, staffing assessment, materials development, and more - and summarizes examples of evaluation reports that reflect the various types of providers and scales on which evaluations are conducted. Knox offers a wide variety of these examples, enabling readers to reflect on implications for their own evaluations and fashion unique guidelines and procedures that fit their own situations."
Meeting educational needs of young adults( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation in adult basic education : how and why by Arden D Grotelueschen( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book provides a detailed rationale and illustrative instruments for adult education program evaluation, emphasizing adult basic education. It is particularly helpful to persons who have program evaluation responsibilities as a part of administrative or teaching responsibilities. Chapter 1 focuses upon the various contexts of adult basic education and provides a background for examining the relationship of evaluation to them. Chapter 2 describes various definitions, potentials, and limitations of evaluation. Chapter 3 focuses upon decisions about what ought to be evaluated and how evaluation might be conducted. Chapter 4 is an overview of administrator responsibilities that directly influence the nature and quality of instruction available in an adult basic education program. The next five chapters contain in-depth descriptions of how and why evaluation is related to five areas of administrator responsibility: determining program emphases, assessing the adequacy of program resources, ascertaining program outcomes, evaluating staff development activities, and evaluating instruction and instructors. The final chapter presents suggestions for conducting an evaluation. The book concludes with a four-page bibliography, a glossary of evaluation terms, and a reprinted version of "a Blueprint for Program Evaluation." (Author/BP)
Programming for adults facing mid-life change( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhancing proficiencies of continuing educators by Alan B Knox( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the impact of continuing education( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership strategies for meeting new challenges( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last gamble on education : dynamics of adult basic education by Jack Mezirow( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book, the result of a two-year research project on urban adult basic education (abe) develops comprehensive and analytical descriptions of significant aspects in the abe program operation and classroom interaction, and the perspectives of those involved. The study was conducted in large city public schools throughout the country, and the information gathered is presented in chapter form, following an introduction stating methodology and rationale: ABE--The Only Game in Town points out divergent objectives and funding on local, State, and Federal levels; Classroom Dynamics describes student diversity, enrollment, conduct, failure syndrome, testing, teaching approaches, and discipline; The Students deals with motivational reasons for enrolling in terms of race, sex, and age; Teachers and Counselors supplies background and salary information, and perceptions of students and curriculum; Paraprofessionals supplies background and funding information, and defines job duties and recruitment--selection process; Directors explores background and perspectives on students, teachers, the program, funding, salary, and status; Hustling the Community discusses variables in achieving funding and facilities; Improving the Odds analyzes program improvements in terms of the students involved. (The document is indexed.) (Lh)
Evaluating adult and continuing education by Alan B Knox( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reviews and synthesizes highlights from relevant writings on evaluation and suggests interpretations and applications for practitioners who plan and conduct various types of educational programs for adults. It suggests that planning and conducting effective educational programs for adults entails contributions by various stakeholders including participants, instructors, coordinators, policymakers, and funders. Concepts, procedures, and examples from evaluation reports are used to represent eight aspects: needs, context, goals, staffing, participation, programs, materials, and outcomes. Many evaluations focus on just one or two of these aspects. Conducting a program evaluation entails many decisions that can be grouped into eight broad action guidelines. The guidelines pertain to purpose, stakeholders, planning, coordination, sources, data collection, analysis, and utilization. Many examples contain enough detail to portray the actual evaluation project and not just illustrate a guideline. Readers can use this overview to clarify basic evaluation concepts and procedures, locate publications likely to provide detailed assistance, and use suggested guidelines to conduct evaluations on selected program aspects of interest. Selecting a program on which to focus should entail selecting an issue of importance, being responsive to stakeholder interest, and considering available expertise and resources for evaluation. (Contains 113 references.) (SK) Note:The following two links are not-applicable for text-based browsers or screen-reading software
The audience for liberal adult education by Alan B Knox( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating dynamic adult learning experiences( Recording )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen D. Brookfield interviews Malcolm S. Knowles, Raymond J. Wlodkowski, Alan B. Knox, and Leonard Nadler
The influence of speed and prior knowledge and experience on adult learning by Alan B Knox( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some effects of age on adult learning were studied in a series of four experiments on the following variables--(1) susceptibility to set-inducing conditions, (2) attitudes about a topic, (3) prior knowledge, and (4) learning speed or effects of varied presentation rates. A representative sample of 211 subjects was selected on the basis of sex, age, participation in adult education, and socioeconomic status. In most cases, each subject took the strong vocational interest blank, the poe inventory of values, the 48 item counselor evaluation test, and the weschler adult intelligence scale. Ten different sets of study material, relatively unfamiliar and interesting, were selected. Linear programed instruction material was obtained from the university of nebraska and, after revision, was administered to the subjects. Results, which seemed to show a consistency across experiments, are discussed and related to adult education. The most consistent result was the lack of apparent relationship between age of the subject and performance on any of the criterion measures. This provided evidence that the older adult is not necessarily handicapped when competing with a young adult in a learning situation. (Jc)
Research arrangements within university adult education divisions by Alan B Knox( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's guide, Scott, Foresman adult reading : comprehension by Dale R Jordan( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving professional learning : twelve strategies to enhance performance by Alan B Knox( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Evaluation for continuing education : a comprehensive guide to success
Alternative Names
Knox, Alan B.

Knox, Alan B. 1931-

Knox, Alan Boyd 1931-

آلان ب. نوكس، 1931-

English (151)

French (1)