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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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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
Grotl├╝schen, Anke; Mallows, David; Reder, Stephen; Sabatini, John – OECD Publishing, 2016
This paper offers a comprehensive analysis of the information from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) regarding adults with low literacy and numeracy proficiency. The paper first describes the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of these populations. Although, they are more likely than the rest of the population to exhibit certain…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Adults, Socioeconomic Status
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Pogorzelska, Marzanna; Biniecki, Susan Yelich – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This paper, based on a qualitative analysis of adult education literature, presents a comparison of approaches to unemployment-related problems in Poland and the US. Unemployment serves here as a lens through which attitudes towards various areas connected with adult education can be viewed. The conclusions drawn from the research can be both the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Literature Reviews, Adult Education
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Stiegler, Sam; Sullivan, Rachael E. – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2015
In this paper we explore our experiences working with queer and trans youth who have taken "non-traditional pathways out of high school. Drawing on Foucauldian theories of normalisation and Halberstam's queerings of time, success, and failure, we consider how certain aspects of schooling have shaped queer and trans youths' desire to seek out…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, High School Graduates
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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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Correa, Nancy P; Van Horne, Bethanie; Greeley, Christopher; Giardino, Angelo P. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2014
Introduction: Parent education has a positive impact on children, parents, families, and the community. Children at Risk and Bracewell & Giuliani LLP conducted a policy scan of state statutes regarding parent education. Methodology: To identify state statutes that address parent education, we conducted a search of statutes in all 50 states…
Descriptors: Parent Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Home Visits
Gill, Wanda E. – Online Submission, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) reviewed and responded to the EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office] African American Workgroup Report. The BIG ED Chapter considered whether: There is any evidence indicating that the number and percentage of African Americans employed by any federal government…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Public Agencies
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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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Gushiken, Kevin M. – Religious Education, 2012
Paulo Freire's educational philosophy encourages conscientization in individuals as a means to overcoming oppression. This approach includes dialogue that leads to critical thinking and problem-posed learning that fosters self-discovery. This article applies this process to a multi-ethnic congregation as it nurtures ethnic equality. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Churches, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods
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Swartz, Katherine; Miake, Naoko; Farag, Nadine – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
All industrialized countries are grappling with a common problem--how to provide assistance of various kinds to their rapidly aging populations. The problem for countries searching for models of efficient and high-quality long-term care (LTC) policies is that fewer than a dozen countries have government-organized, formal LTC policies. Relatively…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Health Services, Long Range Planning, Comparative Analysis
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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
Figgis, Jane – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
Encouraging older workers to stay in the workforce has become a policy priority, not least because the life expectancy of Australians has increased dramatically over the past several decades, effectively inserting a new stage in life, often called the "third age." This report explores the possibility of using that third age to embark on…
Descriptors: Older Workers, Careers, Adult Vocational Education, Public Policy
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Miller, Bruce Granville – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2012
The many Coast Salish groups distributed on both sides of the United States-Canada border on the Pacific coast today face significant obstacles to cross the international border, and in some cases are denied passage or intimidated into not attempting to cross. The current situation regarding travel by Aboriginal people reflects the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Barriers, Mobility
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