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Terenko, Olena – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2019
Types of non-formal adult education in the USA and Canada are singled out. Non-formal adult education in the United States and Canada is subdivided into basic adult education, education for professional development, education for personal development, specialized adult education, education for the development of civil society (constituents of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Adult Education, Professional Development
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Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Wright, Robin Redmon; Taylor, Edward W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
This article reports on the findings of a quantitative survey of North American adult education faculty and a textual analysis of websites of adult education graduate programs in North America conducted in the fall of 2013. This study examined background information about adult education faculty and programs; the nature of faculty work interests,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Teacher Surveys, Web Sites
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Wheelahan, Leesa – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2016
This article analyses the expansion of higher education offered by technical and further education institutes in Australia and it compares this provision with the expansion of higher education in further education colleges in England, and baccalaureate degrees in community colleges in the United States. It argues that this provision can open new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technical Education, Continuing Education
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Seltrecht, Astrid – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In Germany, nursing science has been developing since the early 1990s. Since then it is possible for nursing professionals (partly with, partly without prior 3-year vocational training) to do a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing science at universities of applied sciences. However, to do a Ph.D. they need to change to a university as in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Nurses, Doctoral Programs
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
Two core adult education outcomes for advanced adult learners in U.S. states under the National Reporting System are learning gains in adult secondary education and entry into postsecondary education (PSE). Advanced learner outcomes are associated with key functions in an adult education programming framework, as well as with adequate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Outcomes of Education, College Faculty, Achievement Gains
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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
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Bhatt, Ibrar; de Roock, Roberto; Adams, Jonathon – Language and Education, 2015
Literacy studies approaches have tended to adopt a position which enables ethnographic explorations of a wide range of "literacies". An important issue arising is the new challenge required for researchers to capture, manage, and analyse data that highlight the unique character of practices around texts in digital environments. Such…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods, Ethnography, Research Methodology
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Kovalchuk, Vasyl – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2015
In the article the peculiarities in organization of postgraduate teacher training in foreign countries have been highlighted; the basic problems and prospects for advanced training which stipulate for reforming the relevant national systems have been revealed; common and distinctive trends in their development have been justified. In Russia there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education
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Miller, Marilyn; Plessis, Judith – Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 2014
For this study, we interviewed eight Canadian and American continuing education deans and directors to explore how their personal accounts or "stories" about leadership high-light the dynamic nature of their leadership roles. This article focuses on the potential impact of these stories to better integrate and serve the adult learner…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Leadership, Interviews, Deans
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Crossman, Brian; Cameron, Roslyn – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2014
Vocational education and its leadership is an important sphere of economic activity worldwide and is being impacted by several trends including: the increasing significance and centrality of skills development in today's economies; economic trends associated with globalisation (internationalisation of education and emergence of global labour…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Leadership, Literature Reviews
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Schuetze, Hans G. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter looks into the changing contexts and definitions of clienteles of lifelong learners over the last quarter of a century. The author has been involved in three closely related studies on who lifelong learners are, how they access and participate in higher education (HE), and how and what are they learning in HE and summarises some of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Educational Research
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Grace, André P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article provides a critical sociological analysis of trends and perspectives pervasive during the emergence of North American adult education (1919-1970). In discussing transitions during the first 50 years of what is considered modern practice, it draws on Webster E. Cotton's (1986, "On Behalf of Adult Education: A Historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Noda, Ayaka; Kim, Mikyong Minsun – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This study aims to understand the perceived learning experiences and gains for Japanese government officials from US and Japanese graduate and professional schools, and how applicable their continuing professional education (CPE) is to professional performance. Interview participants were drawn from long-term overseas and domestic fellowship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Learning Experience, Education Work Relationship
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Kalisch, Hilary R.; Coughlin, Deanna R.; Ballard, Sharon M.; Lamson, Angela – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2013
Analysis of student journals examined the effect intergenerational service-learning had upon undergraduate students' attitudes and perceptions of older adults. Students (N = 102) engaged in 12 hours of service-learning with older adults that included writing structured reflection journals. Coding involved open, axial, and selective coding with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Service Learning
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Sonstrom, Wendy Jean; Rachal, John R.; Mohn, Richard S. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2013
In 2008, the Commission of Professors of Adult Education approved and published "Standards for Graduate Programs in Adult Education," an update of the 1986 "Standards." Using the program websites of the 37 North American programs ascertained to have doctoral programs in the field, this study evaluated all programs' course…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, College Curriculum, Adult Education, Academic Standards
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