Academic receives prestigious award
21 October 2019
Professor Linden West, in the Faculty of Education, has received the prestigious American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) 2019 Cyril P. Houle Award for Transforming Perspectives in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education.
The award for the book, written by Professor Linden West and Professor Laura Formenti, recognises people who have made an outstanding contribution to literature in adult education.
Transforming Perspectives in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education focuses on multiple perspectives of transformative learning and education. Written in an auto/biographical narrative, the authors take the reader through a journey, exploring a variety of themes and meanings of lifelong learning and adult education.
The Cyril.O Houle Award was established in 1981 to honour the scholarship and memory of Cyril O. Houle, Professor of adult education at the University of Chicago.
Eleanor Christie, Senior Editor at Palgrave Macmillan, and publisher of the book, commented and said it is “especially significant because the award is so rarely given to anyone who is not a 'home' author.”
It is given annually by the AAACE for a book published in English in the previous year that reflects universal concerns of adult educators.