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Foreword v Lois Zachary Preface to the Original Edition ix Preface xix The Author xxxi Part One: Adult Learning as Development 1 First Shards: The Search for Meaning as a Motive for Learning 3 2 Mentors, Myths, and Metamorphosis: Education as a Transformational Journey 17 3 Maps of Transformation: How Adults Change and Develop 43 Part Two: Learning as a Transformative Journey 4 The Deep and Savage Way: The Unsettling First Steps of an Educational Journey 89 5 The Dynamic of Transformation: How Learning Changes the Learner 125 6 Returning Home: Helping Adults Integrate New Insights 147 Part Three: Fostering Adult Learning 7 The Ecology of Adult Learning: Barriers and Incentives to Learning and Growth 181 8 The Yoda Factor: Guiding Adults Through Difficult Transitions 203 9 The Art of the Mentor: Limits and Possibilities 231 Afterword 249 Notes 263 References 269 Appendix 279 Index 281

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Laurent A. Daloz is an associate director and faculty member at the Whidbey Institute, a learning center on Whidbey Island, Washington. He served as mentor to adult students for many years as faculty with the Norwich University Adult Degree Program, the Johnson College External Degree Program, and the Lesley College Intensive Residency Option.

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