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Book from College of Education researchers wins award

A book co-authored by two researchers from the UGA College of Education won an award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice, by Sharan B. Merriam and Laura L. Bierema, is the recipient of the 2014 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, which recognizes an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature. The book, which explores the theory and practice behind adult learning, blends research with practical applications to give master’s-level students and professionals an understanding of the forces that influence adult learners.

The book also received the 2014 R. Wayne Pace Human Resource Development Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Bierema, associate dean for academic programs and professor in the lifelong education, administration and policy department, has received many awards for her work in career development, organizational development and workplace learning. Merriam is a professor emerita of adult education and qualitative research who focuses her work on the foundations of adult education.