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Tobias, Robert Michael – Online Submission, 2016
This monograph aims to provide a brief but critical history of adult and community education in Aotearoa over the past fifty years. It draws on primary and secondary sources as well as a substantial body of previous research much of which has yet to be published. The focus of this work is on changing policy environments and their impact on adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Educational Policy, Community Education
Menefee, Trey; Bray, Mark – Online Submission, 2012
This report was produced for the 2012 Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers meeting in Mauritius. Its main purpose is to track the historical progress and likelihood of attainment of Education For All and education-specific Millennium Development Goals while also critically reviewing the methods used to track this progress. The analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Development
Doherty, Iain – Online Submission, 2011
Continuing professional development for teaching is important for institutional renewal, teacher development and student learning improvement. However, our longitudinal research into provision of continuing professional development has shown that the majority of educators who attend professional development workshops do not put what they have…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Swindell, Rick; Vassella, Ken; Morgan, Lee; Sayer, Tony – Online Submission, 2009
The self-help University of the Third Age (U3A) is an adult education approach for older people in which all the teaching and administration is carried out by unpaid volunteers. The purpose of this study was to reveal some of the successful ageing characteristics of the 205 independent U3As in Australia and the 60 independent U3As in New Zealand…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Adult Education, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
Tobias, Robert – Online Submission, 2009
This article builds on a previous submission to the New Zealand government's Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector. It reviews the very long history of adult and community education (ACE) for active citizenship. It illustrates some ways in which ACE organizations and groups have contributed to attempts by the state and its agencies to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Education, Citizen Participation
Morrissey, Mary; Myers, Douglas; Belanger, Paul; Robitaille, Magali; Davison, Phil; Van Kleef, Joy; Williams, Rick – Online Submission, 2008
This comprehensive publication assesses the status of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) across Canada and offers insights and recommendations into the processes necessary for employers, post-secondary institutions and government to recognize and value experiential and informal learning. Acknowledging economic trends in Canada's job…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Evaluation, Recognition (Achievement), Adult Education
Fraser, Cath, Ed.; Ayo, Lin, Ed. – Online Submission, 2007
This volume comprises the refereed proceedings of the 2006 ATLAANZ (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand) conference. The 11 articles are arranged according to the conference's sub-themes of perspectives, partnerships and projections relating to the work of learning advisors. In Chapter 1, Susan Crozier explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Postsecondary Education, School Personnel
Tanaka, Koichi – Online Submission, 2007
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to investigate features of Japanese students' contact with the target language (English) outside the classroom in a study abroad context. (Methodology) The participants in this study were 29 Japanese students taking general English courses, for 12 weeks, at two private English language schools in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Study Abroad, Limited English Speaking
Tobias, Robert – Online Submission, 2006
This paper explores the nature and role of those forms of tertiary education that have been variously described as "transition", "foundation" and "bridging" education. It argues that much of the relevant literature is grounded implicitly or explicitly in technicist and liberal functionalist discourses. It then reviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Remedial Instruction, Educational Theories
Tobias, Robert – Online Submission, 2006
This article tells the story of policies relevant to education, ageism and older adults between 1999 and 2005. It follows an article published in a previous "New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning" that described and critiqued policy developments between the 1980s and 2001. The story is located in the context of ongoing historical…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Ideology
Benseman, John; Sutton, Alison; Lander, Josie – Online Submission, 2005
This comprehensive review of the international research literature looks at the research evidence on the effective teaching of literacy, numeracy and second language skills to adults. It contains an extensive discussion of the literature and full references. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a critical evaluation of the available…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy
Tobias, Robert Michael – Online Submission, 2005
The aim of this paper is to describe and critique key policies and policy documents relevant to older adults' learning and education from the 1980s to 2001. It describes relevant aspects of the historical struggles between competing discourses and ideologies which took place during the period. It then examines the impact of these struggles on the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Ideology
Walker, John – Online Submission, 2003
The TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages) sector in New Zealand is rapidly developing into a major educational service industry. Despite their growing national importance, little is known about the performance of the English language centres (ELCs) that constitute the industry. This study investigated levels of client…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Tobias, Robert – Online Submission, 2002
This paper undertakes a review of the report of the Adult Education and Community Learning Working Party released by the New Zealand Government in September 2001. It discusses a number of themes arising out of this report. However, the report is not seen in isolation, and the paper locates it in a wider context. It identifies some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Goal Orientation