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Rose, Amy D. – Adult Learning, 2013
This journal issue about green jobs resulted from a preconference held at the 2011 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interested in exploring the ways that green jobs training is being approached in the United States, this preconference seemed like an excellent way to introduce two new…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Job Training, Environmental Education
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon K. – Adult Learning, 2013
Over time, research has suggested there are sometimes tensions arising from differences in the way African Americans and Black Caribbean immigrants in the United States perceive each other as part of the African diaspora. In this autoethnographic study, I explore personal experiences with cross-cultural misperceptions between Black female students…
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Immigrants, Racial Identification
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Palmer, Shelby M. – Adult Learning, 2012
Postsecondary programs offering vocational training and college credit to eligible inmates have had difficulty finding a place in the U.S. correctional system. Politically motivated restrictions preventing inmates from receiving federal funds for college resulted in drastic program closures. Although new laws restored funding to select inmates,…
Descriptors: College Credits, Adult Students, Correctional Education, Vocational Education
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Henschke, John A. – Adult Learning, 2012
International travel has the potential to expand one's learning horizons exponentially, especially with the abundantly enriching experiences of adult, continuing, and lifelong learning conferences. CONFINTEA VI (The Sixth World International Conference in Adult Education) sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Travel, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Werth, Eric P.; Werth, Loredana – Adult Learning, 2011
A generational shift is occurring in training environments worldwide, a shift that promises to bring with it a dramatic and long-lasting impact. Just as years ago, those of the Baby Boomer generation passed the torch to Generation X, today the process is starting anew with Generation X and those who have come to be known as the Millennials.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training Methods, Generational Differences, Training
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Leschinsky, Maribeth; Messemer, Jonathan E. – Adult Learning, 2010
On July 30, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 into law. The legislation was crafted by the United States Congress to address issues related to accounting improprieties which came to light during the Enron scandal. The specific purpose of the legislation was "To protect investors by improving the accuracy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Development, Program Descriptions, Accounting
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Ullman, Char – Adult Learning, 2010
Since its inception at the turn of the last century, adult education English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in the United States has been entwined with immigration processes and ideas of the nation. In spite of current uncertainty about the overhauling of federal immigration policy, increasingly anti-immigrant laws in states such as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational History, Adult Basic Education
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Truluck, Janet; Kim, Young Sek; Valentine, Thomas – Adult Learning, 2010
Developing educational programs for older adults who are highly educated and healthy is necessary in order to meet the learning needs for this specific group. One response to this demand for educational programs is the Learning in Retirement Organization (LIR). LIR began in New York City in 1962 as an educational program for retired professionals.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Older Adults, Retirement
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Bright, Larry K.; Mahdi, Ghada S. – Adult Learning, 2010
Mahdi is an Iraqi doctoral candidate in adult and higher education and Bright is her doctoral advisor. The two have been involved in intensive dialogue about how they see their cultures, how they perceive the conflict in the Middle East, and how andragogical theory offers hope for changing learning and teaching approaches that can influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Andragogy, Adult Education, Role of Education
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Zafft, Cynthia K. – Adult Learning, 2008
America is becoming a less educated nation (National Commission on Adult Literacy, 2008). While this is frequently measured through comparisons of the number of adults with college degrees, strategies to address sagging educational attainment statistics in the United States are typically focused on K-12 reforms--mostly through expanded definitions…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Educational Attainment
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Coben, Diana; Hodgen, Jeremy; Hutton, Meriel; Ogston-Tuck, Sherri – Adult Learning, 2008
The importance of numeracy for professional practice in nursing is increasingly recognized in the USA, UK and elsewhere, but there is no consensus on what is meant by numeracy for nursing, nor on how it should be taught, learned and assessed. Meanwhile, studies in various countries indicate a lack of proficiency in numeracy of some students and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nurses, Numeracy, Nursing
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Gaillard, Trudy – Adult Learning, 2006
Historically, religion and spirituality have been major influences in the social, cultural, and political lives of African Americans. Spirituality is deeply embedded into their rich cultural heritage, and it is intertwined into all aspects of their life, including beliefs about health and illness. For African Americans, health and illness are a…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Community, At Risk Persons, Health Promotion
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Pulvermacher, Alice – Adult Learning, 2006
Continuing education is being provided to professionals in the addiction treatment field to help them develop skills in process improvement and better meet the needs and requests they encounter. Access and retention of individuals seeking addiction treatment have been two of the greatest challenges addiction treatment professionals face.…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Organizational Change, Drug Rehabilitation, Caseworker Approach
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Rogensues, Angela – Adult Learning, 2006
Every day the author enters a world of hierarchy that she cannot fully comprehend--a world in which she is expected to teach, transform, and rehabilitate incarcerated women into "productive" citizens. It is a world where political forces blow powerfully on anyone that challenges the status quo. She works with a population that most…
Descriptors: Females, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Educational Change
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Ntseane, Peggy Gabo – Adult Learning, 2005
According to Cookson (1989), international education is "the systematic study of the process whereby men and women (in individual, groups, or institutional settings) participate in or implement organized learning activities that have been designed to increase their knowledge, skill, or sensitiveness, and that take place across international…
Descriptors: Social Justice, International Education, Adult Education, Global Approach
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