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Jabbari, Ali Akbar; Achard-Bayle, Guy; Ablali, Driss – Cogent Education, 2018
This study attempts to tease apart the effect of dominant languages of communication on the acquisition of syntactic properties of L3 French in order to test the current L3 generative theories. Three groups of bilinguals took part in this study: L1 Persian/L2 English, with French as the dominant language of communication, L1 Persian/L2 English,…
Descriptors: French, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Native Language
Anderson, Charity – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities (Clemente) has little in common with the market-driven ideology that undergirds most adult learning today. Instead, it is built on the belief that liberal education can offer adult students the possibility of personal change by fostering critical reflection. Across 31 courses in the US and Puerto…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Adult Students, Humanities Instruction, Student Experience
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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine Anne – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
There is currently considerable interest in strengthening the connections between formal music education and informal, self-motivated music practices. Participants in this study were adults who were self-motivated to learn formal music concepts, but had encountered barriers to doing so independently. The study offered them individual online…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Self Motivation, Adults
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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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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
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de Silva, Eugene, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today's schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. "Cases on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Hands on Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Panacci, Adam G. – College Quarterly, 2015
This paper explores commonly expressed classroom experiences and needs of adult students who are participating in higher education primarily for career-related reasons while having other major responsibilities and roles. I will identify factors that affect their classroom experiences and needs and discuss implications for supporting their…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Higher Education, Classroom Environment, Student Needs
Boucouvalas, Marcie, Ed.; Avoseh, Mejai, Ed. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
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: International Education, Adult Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Students
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Matsunobu, Koji – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
Instrument-making is a powerful way to teach and learn music, especially world music. This case study looks at adult music learners whose engagement in music involves instrument-making and the long lasting practice of music. A case in point is Japanese and North American practitioners of Japanese bamboo flutes, especially the end-blown…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Adults, Adult Students, Ethnography
White Ellis, Carla – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Liberia has survived a fourteen-year civil war. Within this time, many Liberians were forced to flee their countries and seek refuge. The United States and Liberia have held a long-standing friendly relationship; hence, there are thousands of Liberian refugees living within the United States. The educational issues of refugees worldwide is lacking…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Barriers, Success, Adult Students
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnicity, Educational Games, Specialists
Ellis, Marsha L. – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to emphasize why education should be viewed as a means of opening up lucrative employment opportunities for a diverse population of adults that are seeking to transform themselves by obtaining an education and incorporating their past knowledge and experiences into new skill sets that would enable them to become…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Employment Opportunities
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Waring, Hansun Zhang – Language and Education, 2012
Despite certain important critiques, much of the work on teacher questions has centered on the distinction between referential and display questions as well as their roles in creating more or less communicative classrooms. With some notable exceptions, few have delved into the specificity of how questions work in the details of classroom…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Role, Classroom Communication, English (Second Language)
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Street, Brian V. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
This essay offers a commentary on how the relationship between language and literacy practices in and out of school has been conceptualized. It draws upon two new books in the field. Shirley Brice Heath's new book, "Words at Work and Play: Three Decades in Family and Community Life," which makes use of rich ethnographic accounts of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Literacy, Writing Skills
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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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