Book Title: Working the Planning Table: Negotiating Democratically for Adult, Continuing and Workplace Education
Author: Ronald M. Cervero
In Working the Planning Table
, Ronald M. Cervero and Arthur L. Wilson offer a theory that accounts for planners’ lived experience and provides a guide for developing effective educational programs for adults. The book presents three planning case studies that illustrate how power, interests, ethical commitment, and negotiation are central to planners’ everyday work. These stories offer guidance on how to respond to the realities of practice and clearly point out that the technical work of planning is always political. Working the Planning Table
reveals how people work to negotiate educational and political outcomes for multiple stakeholders.