"Vella writes persuasively about the power of listening as the predominant tool for effective teaching.... This is a book that broadens cultural horizons, tears down superficial boundaries, and presents excellent practical ideas for all adult educators." (NACADA Journal)
"Anyone who wants to help make the world a better place should read this book. Jane Vella is an educator par excellence. But the message of this book is not for academics; it is for the people who will help things change on the ground. This book is about reality—real people, real situations, and what I call real development." (James P. Grant, executive director, UNICEF)
"Adult educators, because they are also lifelong learners, will continually cheer, "YES!" as they read Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach. The management and literacy trainers in our organization need this book as they prepare to become better facilitators of learning" (Margaret A. Price, director of field services, Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.)
"Easy to read and contains a wealth of information on how we can develop the skills and attitudes that will make a difference in the way we teach our medical students, our residents, and our patients. Medicine is changing drastically and we need tools that help us return to the essence of our art. This book is one of them. Let's use it." (Rodrigo Escalona, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine.)
"The deep lessons...[this book] contains creep up on you and flower into joyful insights. Jane Vella is one of the most gifted adult educators I have known." (from the foreword by Malcolm S. Knowles, professor emeritus, North Carolina State University)
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Praise for the first edition of Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach
The book is highly recommended reading for every trainer in the Habitat for Humanity organization.
"The deep lessons [this book] contains creep up on you and flower into joyful insights. Jane Vella is one of the most gifted adult educators I have known."
--from the Foreword by Malcolm S. Knowles, professor emeritus, North Carolina State University
"The stories furnish 'real life' support for the effectiveness of this approach to adult learning in different cultures and give the reader the opportunity to vicariously experience popular education in action."
--Adult Education Quarterly
"Recommended for anyone interested in education and training at any level."