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Mantie, Roger; Tan, Leonard – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate participant involvement in community wind bands through the lens of organizational theory to inform the music education profession about community wind bands as an "expressive" voluntary association with potential for lifelong participation. Twenty-eight informants were drawn from three…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Music Activities, Organizational Theories, Music Education
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Stewart, Bonnie E. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
In an era of knowledge abundance, scholars have the capacity to distribute and share ideas and artifacts via digital networks, yet networked scholarship often remains unrecognized within institutional spheres of influence. Using ethnographic methods including participant observation, interviews, and document analysis, this study investigates…
Descriptors: Networks, Ethnography, Participant Observation, Documentation
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Minter, Chris – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2001
A critique of the British model for widening participation in lifelong learning, using research from the United States, Palestine, and Singapore, identified flaws: (1) reliance on single-loop learning; (2) assumptions that blame nonparticipants instead of program inadequacies; (3) mislabeling of target groups; (4) neglect of learning trajectories;…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
Morriss, Susan B. – 1998
This study examined the role of faculty participation on strategic change within higher education. An open-ended questionnaire was completed by seven individuals from Singapore and the United States who had had experience with higher education strategic planning and change as both faculty and administrators in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and the…
Descriptors: Administrators, College Administration, College Faculty, Cross Cultural Studies
Carnoy, Martin; And Others – 1980
This volume contains three studies covering separate yet complementary aspects of the problem of the relationships between the educational system and the production system as manpower user. The first monograph on the theories of the markets seeks to answer two questions: what can be learned from the work done on the segmentation of the labor…
Descriptors: Adults, Democracy, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning