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Stone, Cathy; O'Shea, Sarah – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The university student population in Australia contains increasing numbers of older students returning to learning after a significant gap in their educational journey. Many are choosing to enrol online to combine their studies with other time-consuming responsibilities. This article examines the nature of this online student experience with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Students, Online Courses
Zepeda, Sally J. – Eye on Education, 2019
This comprehensive and authoritative book serves as the road map to your school's professional development journey. Written for principals, professional development directors, other district leaders, and teacher leaders, "Professional Development: What Works" shows you how to plan and implement programs that promote teacher growth. Full…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Program Implementation, Best Practices
Evans, Stephen; Egglestone, Corin – Learning and Work Institute, 2019
Learning and skills contribute to economic growth both directly, by improving the skills base available to employers, and indirectly, by underpinning the five foundations of productivity identified by the government: ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment, and places. This is the case for all levels of learning from basic skills to…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Literacy
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2019. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty and Staff; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools; and (9)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
Stevens, Connor; Egglestone, Corin; Stevenson, Alex; Patel, Ash – Learning and Work Institute, 2019
This report sets out the results of work undertaken by Learning and Work Institute (L&W) in 2017/18 to develop and test the use of social metrics in Adult Community Learning provision to capture a range of wider outcomes of learning. The report highlights lessons learned, examples of effective practice and suggests ways in which the use of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Outcome Measures, Accreditation (Institutions)
American Association of Community Colleges, 2019
The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is designed as a set of appropriate measures to determine how well community colleges are serving students. Lack of commonly accepted, appropriate performance measures has often led to misperceptions and frequently an underestimation of community college effectiveness and contributions. It has also…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Remedial Instruction
Larrotta, Clarena – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book centralizes the narratives of adult English language learners, teachers, and trainee teachers in the development of a humanistic language pedagogy; their strengths, concerns, and stories inform this practical guide to adult literacy development and English language-culture learning and teaching. The author sets the need to educate the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Jacobs, Kim; Cramer, Josh; Noles, Tracy; Lovett, Patricia – National Center for Families Learning, 2019
While the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 established no requirements for family involvement, every subsequent reauthorization has made stipulations for the inclusion of families in their children's education (Mapp, 2012). Additionally, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) shifted the requirement from "parent…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Intervention
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Strohschen, Gabriele I. E., Ed.; Lewis, Kim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Education for adults ought to consider a both-and mindset when it comes to selecting approaches, values, and program models in today's multi-sector, multi-diverse, and cross-cultural environments of teaching and learning. Experiences from educational professionals can lead to recommendations for these instruction and mentoring approaches of adults…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Situated Learning, Active Learning
Denisov, Victor, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2019
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Udmurt, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Second Languages, Educational Policy, Glossaries
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Larrotta, Clarena; Miller, Susan Finn; Nash, Andy – Online Submission, 2019
In this three-part forum, part one explores the challenges immigrants face learning English in the current political climate. Part two shows the effect that policy change has on local immigrant learners by looking through the lens of one local community. The final forum demonstrates how teachers are navigating the current climate and building a…
Descriptors: Immigration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
OECD Publishing, 2019
Good health is a benefit in many domains, such as work, studies or social relationships. Fostering a sound knowledge on healthy habits and the implications of risk-taking behaviours is a key to shaping societies with healthier lifestyles.
Descriptors: Health, Health Care Costs, Health Behavior, Health Education
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Hodge, Steven – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
Mainstream transformative learning emphasizes personally significant learning and liberation from limited ways of being in the world. Reflecting humanistic and emancipatory philosophical commitments, this emphasis can make it difficult to appreciate the transformative potential of learning for and by knowledge, a type of transformation adults can…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Fundamental Concepts, Educational Philosophy, Adult Education
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Groen, Janet; Kawalilak, Colleen – Education Sciences, 2019
Drawing on an autoethnographic approach, we offer a retrospective and current reflection on the Adult Education Professoriate within the Canadian university system. Through our autographic texts as professors within the field of adult education, as well as a review of relevant adult education literature, we consider the historical and current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Teacher Educators, Educational History
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Roberts, Cristine A.; Smith, Kevin C.; Sherman, Ashley K. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have sleep disorders. Face-to-face (F2F) sessions have empowered parents to help their child sleep. Our goal was whether online technologies could provide similar improvements in children's sleep while also improving parents' quality of life. Identical programs were taught in two sessions to F2F…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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