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Schattman, Rachel E.; Kaplan, Marjorie; Aitken, Hannah M.; Helminski, Jennifer – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Agricultural and forestry advisers and other technical service providers play an important role in supporting farmers and foresters to adapt to climate change. However, not all agricultural and forestry advisers are comfortable talking about climate change with land managers. While there is a demonstrated interest related to climate-related…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Forestry, Agricultural Education
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Mikulec, Borut – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
International and European intergovernmental organisations and the adult education research community all emphasise the importance of well-qualified personal working in the field of adult education. However, as previous research has shown, the diversity of the field is a 'challenge' to the greater professionalisation of adult education. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Egetenmeyer, Regina; Breitschwerdt, Lisa; Lechner, Reinhard – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Within the discourse about the professionalisation of adult and continuing education, an extensive discussion about how adult and continuing education can become a profession has taken place. Based on 'classic professionalisation theories', which are guided by the concept of 'traditional professionals', this discussion was about the fulfilment of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Continuing Education, Adult Educators, Professionalism
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Taylor, ZW; Bicak, Ibrahim – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Although adult learners (aged 25-34) have comprised over 33% of all enrolled students in US institutions of higher education, researchers have consistently found adult learners are under-supported by federal and institutional financial aid, leading these students to experience high dropout rates and low graduation rates. To better understand what…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
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Ivanova, Natalia L.; Ippolitova, Natalia V.; Odarich, Irina N. – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2019
In the era of rapid development and the emergence of new methods and ideas for the employees' training in small and medium sized enterprises in Russia, managers need to think about the role that the methodological organization of the educational process, which refers, not only with respect to vocational training, but also in providing the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Job Skills, Business, Teaching Methods
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Shin, Jihye; Dronjic, Vedran; Park, Boonjoo – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Despite the known roles of working memory and background knowledge in the process of reading comprehension, few attempts have been made to elucidate the interaction between these two individual difference factors in second language (L2) reading comprehension. The current study investigated whether and how working memory and background knowledge…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Prior Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language)
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Schramme, Annick; King, Ian W. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
Fashion has a varied and explosive history. Our responsibility as educators preparing students and therefore careers for this context places us in a very difficult and complex position. Do we prepare students to be successful or do we prepare them to 'invest' in their industry? In this paper, we construct our story of developing an ethical,…
Descriptors: Clothing, Masters Degrees, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Toiviainen, Hanna; Kersh, Natasha; Hyytiä, Jaakko – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The recent debate on active citizenship and adult education has been strongly underpinned by the discussion on how active citizenship could be exercised in a way that would promote inclusion and participation. The paper focuses on the role of adult educators in encouraging young adults in vulnerable life situations to become active citizens…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adult Educators, Teacher Role, At Risk Persons
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Remenick, Lauren – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
While nontraditional students are a growing population in colleges and universities today, their presence can also be seen throughout history. National policies and practices throughout United States history enabled a more diverse population of students to enter higher education, thus increasing the nontraditional student population. In this…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, College Credits, Educational Policy
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Bush, Sarah A.; Seibel, Megan M.; Corkins, Chelsea R.; Elliott-Engel, Jeremy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Leadership inquiry lacks robust studies designed to understand processes as opposed to outcomes. This qualitative case study explored the process of reflection through blogs to evaluate the Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) program. We open-coded blog entries for reflection on capacity building and competency development…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Leadership Training, Agricultural Education
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Krasnoshchekova, Sofia; Kashleva, Kseniia – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
Narrative competence is an essential part of language proficiency. Research of narrative competence has both a theoretical and empirical value. Our study aims to assess narrative competence of adult L2 Russian learners and to investigate the relationship between their narrative competence and their language proficiency. For assessment, we used the…
Descriptors: Russian, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Narration
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Christie, Belinda; Waller, Vivienne – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Communities need to engage in initiatives that tackle environmental sustainability issues. However, the lessons communities learn from these initiatives may go far beyond the initial local project. This article presents findings from an empirical study investigating the experiences of 38 residents who began participating in on-site composting in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Informal Education, Housing, Environmental Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
This publication provides a summary of the outcomes of international students who completed their vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia in 2017. These students were surveyed as an additional component to the 2018 National Student Outcomes Survey. The international component comprised international onshore graduates…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Qualifications, Outcomes of Education, Graduates
Ginsburg, Rebecca, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
This volume makes a case for engaging critical approaches for teaching adults in prison higher education (or "college-in-prison") programs. This book not only contextualizes pedagogy within the specialized and growing niche of prison instruction, but also addresses prison abolition, reentry, and educational equity. Chapters are written…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Adult Education
Stockdale, Joseph Gagen, III – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this dictionary and thesaurus of contemporary figurative language and metaphor is to identify all the words and phrases used figuratively and metaphorically in everyday English and to categorize each word or phrase not only by meaning but also by what cognitive linguists and others have described variously as figure and ground,…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Reference Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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