ERIC Number: ED427262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-20
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Adult and Continuing Education Research Conference (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 20, 1999).
King, Kathleen P., Ed.; Ferro, Trenton R., Ed.
These proceedings consist of 18 papers from a conference to provide researchers and practitioners with a forum for sharing research findings that focus on the link between research and practice in adult, continuing, and community education. The five invited papers are as follows: "Towards a Pedagogy of Ethical Coercion" (Ian Baptiste); "Circuit of Culture: A Critical Look at Dilbert and Workplace Learning" (Vicki K. Carter, Sharon L. Howell); "Adult Education as Building Community: The Parameters and Realities of Enterprise Identity in North America (1945-70)" (Andre P. Grace); "From Motherhood to Sister-Solidarity: Home-making as a Counterdiscourse to Corporate Environmental Polluting" (Robert J. Hill); and "How Adult Learners Change in Higher Education" (Kathleen P. King). The 13 refereed papers include the following: "Evaluation Research in Workplace Literacy Programs" (Eunice N. Askov, Andree Rose Catalfamo); "'It's Not Like Normal School': Adult Learners' Perspectives on a Nontraditional GED [General Educational Development] Program" (Alisa Belzer); "Linguistic, Cultural, and Educational Adjustments of Adult ESL [English as a Second Language] Female Students in New York" (Lucia Buttaro); "Learning While Working with 'The Opposition': A Study of Meaning in a Cross Boundary Work Group" (Marjorie H. Carkhuff); "African American Women in a Predominantly Caucasian Female Profession: Learning Paths to Positions of Prominence" (Janet V. DeLany); "Selecting Communications Technology for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program Delivery" (Peter J. Graybash, Jr.); "Factors that Influence Persistence among Students in Middle Adulthood at the Community College" (Scott B. Greenberg); "Technical Nontraditional Student College Attrition: The Student's Perspective" (Harvey F. Hoffman, John L. Elias); "Complexity Theory as a Framework for Adult Education Research Design" (Larry J. Krafft, Kathy Brill, T. J. Titcomb); "Cohort Group Effectiveness in Accelerated Programming" (Alan R. Lisk, Colleen A. DiRaddo); "Cooperative Learning: Test-Taking in a Nontraditional Manner in the College Classroom" (David L. Tucker); "The Applicability of Classical and Metaphorical Organizational Models to the Virtual University: A Case Study" (Joseph J. Zerby, Jr.); and "Describing RN-BSN [Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing] Education from the Learner's Perspective: A Focus Group Study" (Patti Rager Zuzelo). (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Adult Students, Blacks, Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, English (Second Language), Group Dynamics, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Job Training, Media Selection, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Nursing Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Therapy, Pollution, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Vocational Education, Womens Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education.
Note: Cosponsored by Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education, Temple University, and Widener University.