Acknowledging the challenges in moving beyond such reductionistanalyses as "right versus wrong," the authors look for negotiatedpossibilities of "rightness." Negotiation, reflection, and poweremerge as three key themes of the reflective chapters. Readersshould consider the various thinking strategies offered, inparticular the strategy of "sinning bravely." Additional criticalthinking about conflicts that hide int he background of our workought to help unearth some hegemonic uses of concepts such asfairness and justice.
This is the 123rd volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation. Noted for its depth of coverage, New Directionsfor Adult and Continuing Education is an indispensable seriesthat explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range ofadult and continuing education settings, such as colleges anduniversities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, andmuseums. Feel encouraged, feel strong, feel connected as youcompare your own issues and thinking with the authors' experienceand guidance. The reading journey of this volume will bring youcloser to possibilities for more good work in the tough conditionsof twenty-first century adult education.