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Boucouvalas, Marcie, Ed.; Avoseh, Mejai, Ed. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Undergraduate Students
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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
Harwood, Chris – Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 2012
This "Pan-Canadian Snapshot" explores the competencies needed to work with adults participating in Literacy and/or Essential Skills (L/ES) programs in Canada. The purpose of the "Snapshot" is to: (1) lay a foundation from which to explore the topic of professionalism; (2) identify the types of supports that the L/ES workforce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Basic Skills, Professional Identity
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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
Merriam, Sharan B., Ed.; Grace, Andre P., Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
With contributions from leading experts in the field, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education collects in one volume the best previously published literature on the issues and trends affecting adult education today. The volume includes influential pieces from foundational authors in the profession such as Eduard C.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Social Justice, Social Class
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Harris, Roger; Morrison, Anne – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In this paper we review fifty years of articles published in Australian Journal of Adult Learning in its various iterations. We examine the different roles of the journal: to illuminate the history and trends of adult education authors; to be the flagship of the adult education profession in Australia; to reflect on significant national events;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Periodicals
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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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Johnston, Susan – College Quarterly, 2011
The continuing challenge of engaging adult learners in the process of positive social change has summoned adult educators to a new understanding of their role as change agents in an increasingly complex world. Despite all obstacles presented by our contemporary culture, the nature of adult development continues to offer opportunities for adult…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Change Agents, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Dudzinska-Przesmitzki, Dana; Grenier, Robin S. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
The ability of US museums to attract and engage ethnically diverse audiences, including African Americans is a problem that has plagued museums for decades (Falk, 1993; Philipp, 1999). Scholars have sought to understand traditional visitors' perceptions of museums in order to better to increase visitations and promote lifelong learning, but…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, African Americans, Audiences, Lifelong Learning
Rodriguez, Amber Gallup; McKay, Sharon – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2010
Despite high staff turnover and a predominance of part-time positions in the field of adult education some adult education teachers create careers for themselves that span many years--even decades. According to the U.S. Department of Education (2007), teachers are the most important factor in improving student achievement. Knapp (2003) points out…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teaching Experience, Experienced Teachers
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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
Bigelow, Martha; Schwarz, Robin Lovrien – National Institute for Literacy, 2010
Adult English language learners who lack print literacy or experience with formal education encounter a unique set of challenges in their lives and their efforts to learn English. Educators and policymakers are similarly challenged by how best to help these adults acquire English literacy. This paper reviews a variety of research, including that…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Second Language Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Lewis, Tracy M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this multiple case study was to identify ways to improve learner persistence in General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs in the U.S. The participants in this multiple case study were GED instructors and adults without high school diplomas who were enrolled in two GED programs were located in the Southern and Southwestern U.S.…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Reading Skills, Self Efficacy, Transportation
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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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Houp, G. Wesley – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
This case study calls attention to a fundamental question for adult educators: to what degree can the pursuit of typical programmatic goals in adult education accommodate and build on students' literate lives and personal interests in writing? The author examines historical and current imperatives underlying literacy education and reasons for the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Interests, Expressive Language, Literacy
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