Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Catherine Hansman, Cleveland State University, USA


Catherine A. Hansman is Professor of Adult Learning and Development at Cleveland State University. Dr. Hansman's research interests include issues of gender, race and class, adult learning in various contexts, learning in mentoring relationships, and communities of practice in higher education and workplace contexts. Her research interests are reflected in the two books she has edited, Understanding and Negotiating the Political Landscape of Adult Education (with Peggy Sissel), and Critical Perspectives on Mentoring: Trends and Issues, and in articles and book chapters published in various journals, such as Adult Education Quarterly, Adult Learning, Journal of Adult Basic Education, and Journal of Excellence on College Teaching. She served as chair of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education, from 2004-2006.


Volume 1, Chapter 15 - Adult Learning in Communities of Practice: Situating Theory in Practice