Adult and Continuing Education

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About This Guide

This guide presents academic sources available at BU. You may want to begin by finding background information first, such as this ‘Continuing Education‘ Wikipedia entry, but note when and how to use background material.

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Adult Education and Development
Adult Education Quarterly
Adult Learning
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education
Journal of Adult Education
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education
Studies in Continuing Education
Studies in the Education of Adults


Adult and Community Learning Services
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
Center on Education and Work
Division of Lifelong Learning: University of Maine
Education, Career and Community: NWREL
Intute: Social Sciences: Adult Education
Literacy Information and Communication System
National Assessment of Adult Literacy
National Center on Adult Literacy
New England Literacy Resource Center
Office of Vocational & Adult Education
System for Adult Basic Education Support


Discovering our print books and eBooks can be done through Search. Current members of the BU community can borrow books that we don’t own through our interlibrary borrowing services.


Decentralization and marketization the changing landscape of China’s adult and continuing education
Promoting, Assessing, Recognizing and Certifying Lifelong Learning International Perspectives and Practices
Regional Governance and Lifelong Learning Policies
Decentering the ivory tower of academia
Learning transfer in adult education
Policies for REgional COoperation in the field of Lifelong Learning
Adult education and learning in precarious age the Hamburg declaration revisited
Higher Education as Gateway of LLL for ALL
Bodies of knowledge embodied learning in adult education
Extramural literature and lifelong learning

Selected List of Titles

Adult Learning  and Le Recherche Feminine : Reading Resilience and Helene Cixous

Mugar  LC5225 .L42 H677 2012

Art of Freedom : Teaching the Humanities to the Poor

Mugar AZ183 .U5 S56 2013

Facilitating Group Learning : Strategies for Success with Diverse Adult Learners

Mugar LC5225.L42 L35 2010

Handbook of Transformative Learning : Theory, Research, and Practice

Mugar LC1100 .H363 2012

Improving Learning through the Lifecourse : Learning Lives

Mugar LC5219 .I486 2011

The Jossey-Bass Reader On Contemporary Issues in Adult Education

Mugar LC5251 .J775 2011

The Learning Self : Understanding the Potential for Transformation

Mugar LC1100 .T46 2012

Radicalizing Learning: Adult Education for a Just World

Mugar LC5251 .B74 2011

The Struggle for Democracy in Adult Education

Mugar LC5251 .N48 no. 128 2010

Transformations : A History of UBC Continuing Studies

Mugar LC5254.3 .V36 M35 2012

Understanding and Supporting Adult Learners : A Guide for Colleges and Universities

Mugar LC5225 .L42 J33 2010