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Training Through Dialogue Promoting Effective Learning and Change with Adults by Jane Vella

Training Through Dialogue Promoting Effective Learning and Change with Adults


Training Through Dialogue Promoting Effective Learning and Change with Adults by Jane Vella

A lively, step-by-step approach to training the trainers of adults. Using numerous examples from a variety of settings, author Jane Vella compels instructors to critically examine their old teaching model and discover a new experience in education.


Jane Vella extAnds her previous work to bring us the sounds, smells, laughter, and images of 'train-the-trainer
workshops in popular education. Through living examples of workshops on health, literacy, and exconomic development in Chile, Haiti, Arkansas, and New England, we see how theory is translated into practice. Kudos for this hands

-on application of popular education. (Nina B. Wallerstein, associate professor, Department of Family Community Medicine, University of New Mexico) Read this book if yu are serious about making a difference...a difference in the way you train trainers, facilitate training, and affect the lives of your participants. (Paula K. Berardinelli, president, Center for Organizational Research and Education, Inc.) A marvelous guide for all of us struggling to understand how adults learn, how we can teach in ways that respect and build on the needs and experiences of adults, and how we can help others learn the principles of popular education. (Richard Schramm, director, Goddard Business Institute, Goddard College)

About the Author

JANE VELLA is president of Jubilee Popular Education Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and adjunct professor at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach (Jossey-Bass, 1994). Vella has designed and led community education and staff development programs in more than forty countries around the world.

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Publication date

26th September 1995


Jane Vella

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Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S. an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Inc


224 pages


Teacher training
Adult education, continuous learning



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