ERIC Number: ED447269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-22
Proceedings of the Annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult Continuing, and Community Education (18th, St. Louis, Missouri, September 22-24, 1999).
Austin, Ann, Ed.; Hynes, Geraldine E., Ed.; Miller, Roxanne T., Ed.
This document contains the proceedings of a 1999 conference on adult, continuing, and community education held in St. Louis, Missouri. The following 39 papers are included: "Program Effectiveness Evaluation: Recertification and Job Upgrading for Adult Refugees" (Non-Native Speakers of English) (Adelman); "Rethinking the Linkages between Higher and Adult Education: Implications for Graduate Education" (Beach and Kovan); "Creating Effective Non-Profit Volunteer Training Programs by Utilizing Adult Education Principles" (Bengels); "Empowering Women for Development through Regionally Planned Community Education Strategies: A Southern African Perspective" (Braimoh and Lekoko); "Children of Abraham Sit Down Together To Learn: Initiating Interreligious Learning with Muslims and Jews" (Charaniya and Walsh); "Voices of Job Loss: From Disorienting Dilemma to Perspective Transformation" (Coleman-Hoeppel); "Experiences of Faculty Members Who Interact with Students in an Online Environment" (Conceicao-Runlee and Reilly); "'Goin' Down the Road': Learning at the Edge of Social Movements for Cultural and Ecological Sustainability" (Curry, Liao, Outlaw, and Woodhouse); "An Exploration of Electronic Discussion as an Adult Learning Strategy" (Daley); "Learning and Context: Connections in Continuing Professional Education" (Daley and Carlsson); "Context in the Contextualized Curriculum: Adult Life Worlds as Unitary or Multiplistic?" (Dirkx, Amey, and Haston); "An Examination of the Relevance of Doctoral Study to University Continuing Education Practitioners in the USA" (Donaldson, Bailey, Russell, and Pearce); "Learning Styles" (Droegemueller); "Multiple Intelligences and Adult Learning" (Ferro); "Improving the Reading and Writing Skills of Deaf Adult Learners" (Flynn and Davis); "On a Collision Course: Distance Education and Team Leadership Skills" (Frantz); "Mentoring and Women's Adult Development: Implications for Female Faculty" (Gibson); "Federalization of Adult Education in Oklahoma under Governor 'Alfalfa' Bill Murray, 1933-1941" (Ice and Nolan); "The Impact of the Internet on Research-to-Practice in Adult, Continuing, Extension, and Community Education" (Isenberg and Titus); "'Dance to Learn': Reaffirmation of Cultural Rituals in Instructing Adult Learners in Formal Settings" (Kamen, Kassinger, and Jefferson); "Professionals' Workplace Devaluation" (Klunk);"Symbolic Representations as Mediators for Meaning Construction: An Exploration of Transformative Pedagogy within a Professional Development Context" (Kritskaya and Dirkx); "Transcending Boundaries: Building Community through Residential Adult Learning" (Lawrence); "Self-Directed Professional Development in the Continuing Education of Adult Educators" (Levine and Hikawa); "Exploring the Theory and Practice of Feminist Business" (Magnuson); "Urban Workforce Development: A Collaborative Planning Framework for Improving Basic Skills" (Martin and Sykes); "The Adult Education Implications of 'Work-First' Welfare Reform Policy on Welfare Recipients" (Miller); "ESL [English as a Second Language] Program Evaluation: Lessons from outside the U.S." (Nolan); "Framework To Identify In-Service Education Needs of Extension Practitioners" (Radhakrishna, Spalding, and Smith); "'Aren't You Glad You're Not Stupid?' The Experiences of Adult Students with Invisible Disabilities and Higher Education" (Rocco); "A Piece of the Puzzle: John Ohliger, 'Music Director' of Basic Choices" (Rocco and Rowland); "Adult Learning through Religious Music in an African American Church Choir" (Rowland); "Music in Adult Education" (Rowland); "Expanding Educational Programs: Assessing Business and Community Members' Needs and Support for Community Education" (Suvedi and Lapinski); "A Critical Review of Teaching Belief Research: Implications for Adult Education" (Taylor); "Women 'Teaching across Borders' for Social Change in Adult Education: The Interconnecting Role of Culture and Spirituality" (Tisdell); "A Multi-site Case Study Examining Mentoring Practices" (Merkt); "Understanding Overloaded Adults' Readiness Level for Learning: McClusky's Theory of Margin Refuted" (Wolflin); and "Keynote Address: 'The Accidental Tourist'" (Berlin). The papers include abstracts and references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Cognitive Style, Community Education, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education, Deafness, Distance Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Extension Education, Informal Education, Internet, Jews, Labor Force Development, Learning Disabilities, Lifelong Learning, Mentors, Multiple Intelligences, Music, Muslims, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Refugees, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Spirituality, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Transformative Learning, Womens Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., St. Louis. School of Education.; Missouri Association for Adult, Continuing, and Community Education.; American Society for Training and Development, St. Louis, MO. St. Louis Chapter.
Note: Also co-sponsored by the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Continuing Education & Outreach.