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Pogorzelska, Marzanna; Biniecki, Susan Yelich – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This paper, based on a qualitative analysis of adult education literature, presents a comparison of approaches to unemployment-related problems in Poland and the US. Unemployment serves here as a lens through which attitudes towards various areas connected with adult education can be viewed. The conclusions drawn from the research can be both the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Literature Reviews, Adult Education
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Angelova, Iva – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
This paper focuses on job transitions and professional development of immigrants in the United States. Using narrative as a method and exploring Bulgarian immigrants' personal experience stories, this report shares some of the findings from the author's dissertation. Upon coming to the United States, the Bulgarian immigrants experienced a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Education, Professional Development, Career Development
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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Kunkel, Suzanne R. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
Historically, older and lower-skilled adults in the U.S. have participated in Adult Education and Training (AET) at lower rates than other groups, possibly because of perceived lack of return on investment due to the time required to recover training costs. Global, knowledge based economies have increased the importance of lifelong learning for…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Older Adults, Adult Students, International Assessment
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Henschke, John A. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
This 2016 updated capsule on a History and Philosophy of Andragogy includes 196 concepts and 268 names from a quasi-English translation of Dusan Savicevic's 2000 work on roots in the world-wide development of Andragogy from ancient times. Ten new items were discovered and added to the list. Some of these documents, however, present aspects of the…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Educational Philosophy, English, Translation
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Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne; Newton, Norissa – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
Within recent years, there has been a trend of students (traditional and nontraditional) travelling abroad, more particularly to the United States, with the view of pursuing higher education at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Among the most popular influential factors to obtain higher education internationally are government and private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Latin Americans, Transformative Learning
Lee, Lung-Sheng; Lai, Chun-Chin – Online Submission, 2012
The paradigm of human resource development has shifted to workplace learning and performance. Workplace can be an organization, an office, a kitchen, a shop, a farm, a website, even a home. Workplace learning is a dynamic process to solve workplace problems through learning. An identification of global trends of workplace learning can help us to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Learning Motivation, Education Work Relationship
Chapelle, Carol A. – Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) (NJ3), 2010
Language educators argue that foreign language learning in the United States should increase students' intercultural competence (IC), which will allow them to see relationships among different cultures, mediate across cultures, and critically analyze cultures including their own. Qualitative research investigating students experiences with such…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, French
Dyrud, Felisa M. – Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) (NJ3), 2010
The reality of a modern-day expeditionary military force with goals of establishing security and enabling nation-building in some of the most volatile areas of the world means that effective cross-cultural partnership has never been so crucial. Air Force and Department of Defense leadership at the highest levels has long acknowledged the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Personnel, Air Transportation, Intercultural Communication
Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2010
On February 18, 2010, the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) convened a Roundtable meeting of 19 leaders of local institutions identified by their peers as providing exemplary "adult education for work" service within a particular community or local labor market. The institutions are located in 16 states representing all…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Federal Government
Watt, Michael – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the nature of activities in the change process undertaken by two initiatives to produce national standards in academic disciplines, national assessments and accountability measures. The Common Core State Standards Initiative, a project coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Research and Development, National Standards, Academic Standards
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Lee, Carol D. – Journal of Negro Education, 2009
This article presents the text of a lecture delivered by American Educational Research Association President Carol D. Lee at the 29th Annual Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Series which was held on November 5, 2008. In her lecture, Lee discussed several points of similarities between W. E. B. Du Bois and President Barack Obama. These…
Descriptors: Educational Research, African American Education, Conference Papers, African American Achievement
Akdere, Mesut; Schmidt, Steven W. – Online Submission, 2008
This empirical study examines employee perceptions of quality management at three different time periods. New employees at a large United States manufacturing organization were surveyed regarding their perceptions of their organization's quality management practices before they attended a new employee orientation training, immediately after the…
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Labor Force Development, Total Quality Management, Employer Employee Relationship
Weinstein, Margot B. – Online Submission, 2004
This study explored the learning experiences of CEOs in organizations for profit throughout the United States. Malcolm Knowles theory of Andragogy was used as the framework of the inquiry. While the CEO' position is considered unique from other executive positions, it has not been the focus of many studies. The findings suggest how CEOs learn and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Andragogy, Adult Learning, Learning Experience
Tarman, Bulent – Online Submission, 2003
There is a digital divide occurring on every possible level: locally, nationally, and globally. Many people argue that the digital divide unfairly equips wealthy citizen and their children with more information and opportunities than those with lower incomes. In addition, there is a big debate around the world whether technology has benefited…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Global Approach, Access to Computers, Foreign Countries
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Hollander, Paul – Academic Questions, 2003
This article presents the author's acceptance address for receiving the Peter Shaw award. In this address, the author, an immigrant sociologist, tells how this award helps to resolve questions and uncertainties he has as to the degree to which he can or should consider himself an American--about the extent to which he has become a part, a member…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Social Scientists, Immigrants, Conference Papers