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Texas State program chair co-edits new scholarly volume

Posted by Mark Hendricks
University News Service
August 2, 2012

Carrie J. Boden-McGill, chair of the Occupational Education Program at Texas State University-San Marcos, has co-edited a new book on transformational Education.

Pathways to Transformation: Learning in Relationship is published by Information Age Publishing Inc. and is co-edited by Boden-McGill and Sola M. Kippers of Capella University.

Pathways to Transformation: Learning in Relationship is an edited collection that synthesizes current research on transformative learning and expands the current knowledge-base. The book provides a synthesis of some of the most exciting research in two fields: adult education and human services.

The objectives of this themed collection are threefold. First, it serves as a space to synthesize current research on transformative learning. Through an extensive literature review, the editors discern several important strands of research in the area of transformative learning. The second objective of the collection is to expand the current knowledge-base in the area of transformative learning by creating a space for dialog on the subject and bringing together diverse voices. The third objective is to transcend the field of adult education, with a specific goal to reach an audience in human services (psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy).

Boden-McGill was named associate professor and chair of the Occupational Education Program at Texas State on June 1.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Bethel College, a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Wichita State University in, and a doctor of philosophy degree in education from Kansas State University.Before joining Texas State, Boden-McGill served for five years as associate professor and program coordinator for the Master of Adult Education Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Prior to her appointment in Arkansas, Boden-McGill worked at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, for nine years, where she was associate professor and director of the Program for Adult College Education.