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Yu, Chong Ho; Lee, Hyun Seo; Lara, Emily; Gan, Siyan – International Education Studies, 2019
Skeptics of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trend for International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) argue that while US elementary and high school students are behind their peers in other nations, the US workforce is still excellent because of the high quality post-secondary educational institutions in the US. However, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Foreign Countries, Scores
Mizzi, Robert C., Ed.; Rocco, Tonette S., Ed.; Shore, Sue, Ed. – SUNY Press, 2016
This groundbreaking book critiques the boundaries of where adult education takes place through a candid examination of teaching, learning, and working practices in the social periphery. Lives in this context are diverse and made through complex practices that take place in the shadows of formal systems: on streetscapes and farms, in vehicles and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Sexuality, Occupations
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
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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Commission for International Adult Education, 2011
The 2011 International Pre-Conference of the Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE), American Association for Adult & Continuing (AAACE), was successfully conducted from October 30-November 1, at the Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis, Indiana. This publication presents the papers presented during the proceedings. These are: (1) Adult…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Andragogy, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
Yaffe, Deborah – Educational Testing Service, 2010
Decades ago, most U.S. companies hired locally, few jobs required a college education and even high school dropouts could find well-paying work. However, the world has changed. With automation and overseas outsourcing eliminating many low-skilled jobs--and, increasingly, many higher-skilled ones--more and more Americans need postsecondary…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Differences, Credentials
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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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Rubenson, Kjell; Desjardins, Richard – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2009
Quantitative and qualitative findings on barriers to participation in adult education are reviewed and some of the defining parameters that may explain observed national differences are considered. A theoretical perspective based on bounded agency is put forth to take account of the interaction between structurally and individually based barriers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Surveys, Adult Learning
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Gibler, Douglas M. – Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2008
Reputations are supposed to matter. Decision makers consistently refer to reputations for resolve, and international relations theories confirm the value of being able to credibly signal intentions during times of crisis. However, empirical support for the effects of reputation has been lacking. Problems of strategic selection have hampered…
Descriptors: Reputation, International Relations, Values, Behavior Problems
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Remtulla, Karim A. – Convergence, 2007
The ideological shift by nation-states to "a knowledge-based economy" (also referred to as "knowledge-based society") is causing changes in the workplace. Brought about by the forces of globalisation and technological innovation, the ideologies of the "knowledge-based economy" are not limited to influencing the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Empowerment, Educational Needs, Democracy
Arnove, Robert F., Ed.; Torres, Carlos Alberto, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007
This book brings together many of the outstanding scholars in the field of comparative and international education to provide new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functioning and outcomes of education systems in specific contexts. Various chapters in the book call for a rethinking of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Outcomes of Education
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Armstrong, Paul; Miller, Nod – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
As part of a larger research project examining the biographies of university adult educators who entered the field between 1975 and 1985, the aim of this paper is to highlight a number of themes that have emerged from this investigation around the issue of sustaining commitment to social purpose. Our objective was to find out whether those in the…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Justice, Social Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Spencer, Bruce – Convergence, 2006
Is there really a connection between "adult education" and "peace" today: or are many of today's adult educators so busy they are not interested in the big issues of the day? Or is it perhaps that concerns about "world peace" appear to be too remote to be influenced by adult education initiatives? The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Peace, Adult Educators, Social Action
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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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Etmanski, Catherine – Convergence, 2005
In the mid-1960s, the foundations of Participatory Research were being laid in Tanzania and around the world through the work of muckraking adult educators--President Julius Nyerere, Marja-Liisa Swantz, Orlando Fals Borda, Rajesh Tandon, Budd Hall and many more of their friends and colleagues. At the same time, a bunch of American kids were over…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Singing, Transformative Learning, Global Approach
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