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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
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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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Yang, Se Jeong – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
The aim of this study was to gain insights into how language learners perceive two online interactional contexts and how these perceptions impact the learners' participation in eTandem learning. This study incorporated pair work with group discussion as interactional contexts, connecting Korean language learners with English language learners.…
Descriptors: Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Discussion
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Taber, Nancy – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2018
In countries with all-volunteer force (AVF) militaries, most citizens do not learn about the military through first-hand experience. For instance, 90,000 people serve in the Canadian Armed Forces (Government of Canada n.d.) out of an adult working-age population (20-70 years old) of 23,202,523 people (StatsCan 2013), which comes to 0.39% of the…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Females, Military Service, War
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Evans, Jeff – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2018
Statistics is one of the important branches of mathematics taught in schools, colleges and universities. It is also an important tool in public policy discussions. This paper focuses on the use of statistics in the latter context, rather than its use in adult mathematics education research. I review the key characteristics of the statistical…
Descriptors: Statistics, Public Policy, Adult Education, Mathematics Education
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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
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Prinz, Ronald J. – Future of Children, 2019
Adverse parenting practices, including child maltreatment, interfere with children's adjustment and life outcomes. In this article, Ronald Prinz describes the Triple P--Positive Parenting Program, designed to improve parenting population-wide. Prinz offers four main reasons to take a population approach. First, official records grossly…
Descriptors: Parenting Skills, Child Rearing, Parent Education, Holistic Approach
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Boeren, Ellen – Studies in Continuing Education, 2017
This paper discusses the layered nature of lifelong learning participation, bringing together fragmented insights in why adults do or do not participate in lifelong learning activities. The paper will discuss the roles and responsibilities of individual adults, education and training providers and countries' social education policies, often…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Learning Activities, Educational Policy
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Macvean, Michelle; Shlonsky, Aron; Mildon, Robyn; Devine, Ben – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Objectives: To scope evaluations of Indigenous parenting programs designed to improve child psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Electronic databases, gray literature, Indigenous websites and journals, and reference lists were searched. The search was restricted to high-income countries with a history of colonialism. Results: Sixteen studies describing…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Psychological Patterns, Mental Health, Child Rearing
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Kankovsky, Ihor; Krasylnykova, Hanna; Drozich, Iryna – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2017
The article deals with comparative analysis of conceptual approaches and content of cooks' training in Ukraine, European countries, the USA and Eastern Partnership countries. It has been found out that national vocational education is grounded on education standards and activity-based approach to forming the training content, subject-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Cooking Instruction, Food Service
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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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Soto Mas, Francisco; Jacobson, Holly E.; Olivárez, Arturo – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
Discussion on the advantages of integrating health literacy into adult education has primarily been theoretical and conceptual. There is a need for studies that assess the impact of adult education on health literacy. This study implemented a quasi-experimental design to explore whether basic adult instruction may constitute a venue for improving…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Health, Hispanic Americans, Health Education
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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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Saal, Leah Katherine – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2016
This article focuses on the quantitative phase of a multiphase mixed methods study investigating adults' and families' access to government food assistance. The research evaluates participants' comprehension of, and ability to, adequately complete authentic complex texts--national food assistance application documents. Summative usability testing…
Descriptors: Food Service, Welfare Services, Poverty Programs, Federal Programs
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Losinski, Mickey; Katsiyannis, Antonis; White, Sherry; Wiseman, Nicole – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
Given that parental participation is such a critical feature of IDEA (20 U.S.C. § 1400[c][5][B]), the question of who is a parent often presents a challenge. Specifically, with regard to educational decisions, states may include more options under the definition of a parent than those provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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