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Brigham, Susan M.; Baillie Abidi, Catherine; Tastsoglou, Evangelia; Lange, Elizabeth – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Like the immigrant clients they serve, service providers have been overlooked in adult education literature, yet their roles are crucial for addressing the serious concerns of refugees and refugee claimants who flee their home countries hoping to find safe refuge in another country.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adult Education, Refugees, Adult Learning
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Persyn, John M.; Polson, Cheryl J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Military education programs encompass almost every adult education component from basic skills training through graduate-level higher education. As the country's largest employer, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is also the largest provider of adult education, offering training and education for a workforce of more than 3.2 million members…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Public Agencies, Armed Forces, National Security
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Dietz, A. Steven; Schroeder, Eric A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Perhaps now more than ever before the U.S. military is called on to perform tasks that are outside its normal/traditional purview. Recent wars--Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, for example--have demonstrated the need for the U.S. military to do more than find and defeat a clearly defined enemy. At all levels of the war theater (conflict area), the…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Critical Thinking, Occupational Information
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Schmidt, Steven W.; Mott, Vivian W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
In the winter of 2007, a small group of faculty and administrators at East Carolina University (ECU) began discussions with personnel at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia, regarding the education and continuing professional development of U.S. Army civilian interns and careerists (two types of…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Internship Programs
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Closson, Rosemary B.; Kaye, Sylvia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The Baha'i Faith, which was founded in 1863, holds as its purpose the awakening of humanity to invisible possibilities, providing humankind with conscious direction and hope vis-a-vis the challenges and perplexities of time (Rosen, 2010). The Baha'i writings explain that spiritual forces are the foundation of reality and that the Word of God is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Tutors, International Education
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Wrigley, Heide Spruck – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Immigrant integration is a multidimensional process that involves both newcomers and the receiving community. Although the United States does not have a coherent policy of immigrant integration, several city- and state-wide efforts support immigrant integration, as do individual initiatives operating across states. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Competition, Immigration, Citizen Participation
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Baumgartner, Lisa M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Nearly half the U.S. population copes with a chronic disease or condition. A chronic disease is "one lasting three months or more that generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication." Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity are the most common chronic diseases in developed countries. By 2030, it is estimated that…
Descriptors: Patient Education, Chronic Illness, Adult Learning, Coping
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Diehl, Sandra J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Building health literacy skills among adult learners has the potential to contribute to efforts to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes. Adults with limited literacy skills are more likely to be underserved by health services and at risk for poorer health. Recognition of the need for stronger health literacy skills and a desire…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Promotion, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education
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Mayfield-Johnson, Susan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Community health education does more than educate communities about health. In the most basic form, community health education seeks to enable citizens to assume responsibility for their own and their community's health through an understanding of their community's health problems and the societal influences that act upon them. Many community…
Descriptors: Health Services, Delivery Systems, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Yanow, Wendy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
In the United States there is such incredible complacency about both the meaning of democracy and America's position as the great democratic nation that there is very little, if any, public debate on what is meant by democracy and what responsibilities Americans bear as a democratic nation. In response to the editors' growing recognition of the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Adult Education, Governance, Criticism
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Lange, Elizabeth; Chubb, Aaron – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
Today recent polls have indicated that the Canadian public considers the environment and climate change as their top concern (De Souza, 2007), perhaps eclipsed only by recent economic fears. In keeping with the historical responsiveness of adult educators, environmental adult education (EAE) is widespread across North America. However, this area…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Environmental Education, Activism, Adult Education
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McLaughlin, John; Rodriguez, Maria; Madden, Carolyn – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
Migrant English as a Second Language (ESL) has been an important form of rural adult education in the United States for decades. This chapter provides a national and historical overview of rural and migrant ESL. The educational needs of the growing population of seasonal, migrant agricultural workers are discussed and situated in relation to the…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, School Community Relationship
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Mott, Vivian W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
Meeting the learning needs of older adults in rural areas is a critical and growing concern for adult and continuing education. This chapter addresses learning in a rural context for older adults by examining several constructs. These include the definitions of "rural," the issues of the learners' ages, and the various structures and…
Descriptors: Social Action, Continuing Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Gedro, Julie – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2006
This chapter explores the challenges and the opportunities that lesbians experience in organizational America.
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Gender Issues, Corporations
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Cervero, Ronald M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2005
Strategies of response for HIV/AIDS education should account for structural relations of power, be culturally relevant to its audiences, and have the community as the focus of the intervention.
Descriptors: Audiences, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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