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ERIC Number: ED518314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 251
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-1385-2
Between Sundays: A Case Study of a Korean Immigrant Adult Learning Program
Jun, Byoungchul Joseph
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University
This study examined a Korean immigrant adult learning program, the Reading Facilitator Training program, at a Korean immigrant church in Los Angeles, CA, in 2008. The purpose of this research was to discover how Korean immigrant adults learn in a way that has meaning and brings about change and how the local church can function as a safe learning community. A qualitative research methodology consisting of document/narrative analysis, ethnographic in-depth interviewing, and participant observation provided rich data to conclude that first generation Korean immigrant adults are in a unique situation for learning and that the ethnic churches should play important roles for an effective learning and acculturation process in these adult learners. The research concludes that the needs for R.E.S.T. (Relational, Emotional, Spiritual, and Transformative) stimulate the Korean immigrant adult learners to take a critical reflective moments for learning, and Korean ethnic churches must provide the necessary learning environment to D.E.V.E.L.O.P. (restore their Dreams to follow, Empowering to achieve their dreams, Values to embrace, Experience to share with others, Lessons to learn, Opportunity for growth, and Potential to develop) the learners so that they can find real rest. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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