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ERIC Number: ED406516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 7
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Adult Education Research Trends in Canadian Universities: An Update to the 1993 (Ottawa) CASAE Reports.
Bouchard, Paul
In 1993, adult education (AE) researchers from 12 Canadian universities were asked to report on research trends at their respective institutions at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). The reports were analyzed to characterize and differentiate AE research trends at the universities. Among the study's main findings were the following: (1) organizational variables (faculty groupings, types of programs offered, administrative policy) have a significant effect on the scope and nature of academic research activities in AE at Canadian universities; (2) the recent trend at Canadian universities toward integration of AE within other administrative units has translated into less basic and emancipatory research and more applied research; (3) AE research is dominated by qualitative research methodologies, with content analysis, interpretive inquiry, and ethnographic designs the preferred methodological choices; (4) internal funding represents more than half the resources available to researchers for conducting research; and (5) because the overwhelming majority of AE research projects supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada are in the funding category Education and Work in a Changing Society, most current research in adult education is confined to a limited set of short-term economic (work-related) topics. (12 references) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada