Academic journal article Journal of Adult Education

From the Editor

Academic journal article Journal of Adult Education

From the Editor

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Greetings from Montana. The Spring/Summer 2002 edition of the Mountain Plains Adult Education Journal of Adult Education allows us a glimpse through the lenses of a variety of adult educators.

Jan Carroll and William Timpson's article Concept mapping: A tool for teaching, training, and technical assistance offers insight on three instructional models-instructional, experiential learning, and logic-as tools for "teaching, training, and technical assistance."

Richard Waite and Fowler C. Humphrey (a.k.a. "Chuck Humphrey) shed educational light on web-based training and the criteria used when implementing it. Their article ACTIONS: Using Web-Based Training in Adult Education focuses on WBT as "a vehicle in which the benefits of other existing educational technologies are combined into an outstanding educational experience for the learner."

In their article, The Nurturing Perspective: Facilitating Self-efficacy, Beverly Hewett, Linda Kochniuk, JoAnn Calling, John Batacan, and Kevin Brower, graduate students and professional educators, explore the "concept of self-efficacy and its relationship to the nurturing perspective." The article reveals the importance of nurturing adult learners as they grow and progress in our classrooms.

The last article, Economic Impact: One Methodology For Valuing Adult Education Programs, Brenda Solomon, Ed Harris, Suzette Barta, and Mike Woods from Oklahoma emerges at an appropriate time when education faces enormous budget reductions. This article demonstrates how postsecondary institutions, particularly continuing education programs, need to show how we economically impact the communities in which we live. …

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