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ERIC Number: EJ1034380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
Research Areas in Adult and Continuing Education
Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Röbken, Heinke; Ehrenspeck-Kolasa, Yvonne; von Ossietzky, Carl
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v20 n1 p68-86 Spr 2014
This study builds upon a Delphi study carried out by Zawacki-Richter (2009) which posited a validated classification of research areas in the special area of distance education. We now replicate the study for the broader field of adult and continuing education (ACE). The aims of this paper are: firstly, to develop a categorisation of research areas in ACE; secondly, to identify the most important areas; and thirdly, to identify the most neglected research areas in ACE. Based on a literature review and a Delphi study, three broad levels with 28 research areas have been derived to organise the body of knowledge in ACE. Prospective researchers can use the results to identify gaps and priority areas, and explore potential research directions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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