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Massing, Natascha; Gauly, Britta – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
Lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important in today's societies. Individuals need to develop their skills through training in order to be successfully integrated in the labor market. We use data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to investigate gender differences in training across 12 countries. We…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
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Cincinnato, Sebastiano; De Wever, Bram; Van Keer, Hilde; Valcke, Martin – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
In this article, we address the issue of participation in adult education building on the cultural capital framework. This theoretical framework suggests that (educational) practices are affected by one's social background and, more precisely, by the cultural resources handed down in the family context. To examine the validity of this theoretical…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Socioeconomic Background, Cultural Capital, Participation
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Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Wright, Robin Redmon; Taylor, Edward W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
This article reports on the findings of a quantitative survey of North American adult education faculty and a textual analysis of websites of adult education graduate programs in North America conducted in the fall of 2013. This study examined background information about adult education faculty and programs; the nature of faculty work interests,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Teacher Surveys, Web Sites
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
Two core adult education outcomes for advanced adult learners in U.S. states under the National Reporting System are learning gains in adult secondary education and entry into postsecondary education (PSE). Advanced learner outcomes are associated with key functions in an adult education programming framework, as well as with adequate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Outcomes of Education, College Faculty, Achievement Gains
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2014
This article explores the learning pathways of 15 Canadian and American female crime fiction authors. Using a critical feminist perspective, it argues that despite the neoliberal rhetoric of individual choice, as in most careers, there are social-structural factors that create opportunities and barriers for women mystery writers. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Authors, Females, Fiction
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Sonstrom, Wendy Jean; Rachal, John R.; Mohn, Richard S. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2013
In 2008, the Commission of Professors of Adult Education approved and published "Standards for Graduate Programs in Adult Education," an update of the 1986 "Standards." Using the program websites of the 37 North American programs ascertained to have doctoral programs in the field, this study evaluated all programs' course…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, College Curriculum, Adult Education, Academic Standards
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Walter, Pierre – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2013
This historical study identifies catalysts for transformative learning in the lives of three scientist-environmentalists important to the 20th-century environmental movement: Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and David Suzuki. Following a brief review of theoretical perspectives on transformative learning, the article argues that transformative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Adult Education, Environmental Education
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Holst, John D. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2010
The article identifies dispositions from a thematic investigation of the pedagogical practice of Ernesto Che Guevara and various social movements in the United States. The article outlines and places these dispositions within the context of debates over social justice and dispositions for education program accreditation in the United States that…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Teaching Methods, Social Change
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Poell, Rob F.; Yorks, Lyle; Marsick, Victoria J. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2009
The authors describe research aimed at developing a more comprehensive framework for project-based learning in work contexts. This grows out of a cross-cultural reanalysis of data from two previous studies using two different frameworks: actor-centered learning network theory and a critical pragmatist lens on action reflection learning. Findings…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Work Environment, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Rubenson, Kjell; Desjardins, Richard – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2009
Quantitative and qualitative findings on barriers to participation in adult education are reviewed and some of the defining parameters that may explain observed national differences are considered. A theoretical perspective based on bounded agency is put forth to take account of the interaction between structurally and individually based barriers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Surveys, Adult Learning
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Taylor, Edward W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2006
Most often associated with international development programs, local nonformal education, which is practiced in cultural (museums), historical (memorials, battlefields), natural (parks), and commercial (craft, home improvement clinics) settings, has received little substantive attention in the United States. In response, this case study explored…
Descriptors: Parks, Museums, Nonformal Education, Educational Environment
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Sandlin, Jennifer A. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2004
This article discusses how two welfare education programs construct workforce success. Discourse about success in these programs falls into two basic camps: an individual-based self-motivation perspective and an external, structural, socioeconomic perspective. Although the individualistic perspective adhered to by the programs came into conflict…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Education Work Relationship, Self Motivation, Welfare Services
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Chang, Wei-Wen – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2004
The purpose of this study was to understand the influence of national culture on international training program development. Implementation of the selected training program was analyzed by a qualitative case study to examine how training practitioners in the United States and in Taiwan pursue standardized learning outcomes in different cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Program Development, Trainers
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Holst, John D. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2004
This article presents the history, strategy, structure, educational practices, and globalization perspectives of two revolutionary organizations in the United States of America: the Freedom Road Socialist Organization and the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. This article relates the work of these organizations to the theory and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Practices, Organizations (Groups)