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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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Hobbs, Renee; Coiro, Julie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
The authors introduce readers to three design features of the University of Rhode Island's Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, a 42-hour, weeklong professional learning experience in digital literacy for educators, librarians, college faculty, and other adult learners. The program is explicitly designed to promote reflection on one's motivations…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Institutes (Training Programs), Summer Programs, Professional Development
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Caton, Jazmin M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The research and practice surrounding student service members/veterans has evolved over several decades. With a regeneration of veteran students' enrollment, a need for increased attention to this special student population continues to be an institutional priority, especially for community colleges. The literature suggests that while greater…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Veterans, Two Year College Students, Evidence Based Practice
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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne – Adult Learning, 2019
In adult education, we have skilled instructional designers, expertise in structuring learning events and delivering content, and we have robust learning theories to draw from, and yet the effective transfer of learning still seems elusive. Recent literature reviews on learning transfer indicate that a large percentage of adult learning does not…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Educational Practices
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon – Adult Learning, 2019
Adult educators in higher education settings often facilitate topics that stir difficult dialogues on race and racism. In the United States, an increased population of racially diverse individuals set against the backdrop of our current sociopolitical climate, suggests the need for authentic conversations surrounding race remain critical. By…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Adult Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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Kaoun, Tarek M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
As an adult-learning practitioner, I am intrigued by the process of helping learners, especially leaders, develop through the affective domain. Although leaders in my experience often comprehend the lexicon of emotional intelligence (EI), incorporating EI for leadership development has proven elusive. While research suggests EI is difficult to…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Metacognition, Leadership Effectiveness, Adult Educators
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Jackson, Sherion H. – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Within the vast search for ways to enhance the online classroom learning environment and to engage students fully, researchers often turn to discussions concerning instructor-student interactions that take place daily in the online classroom. Although students interact with other students and with the content, it is the student-instructor…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship, Communities of Practice, Questioning Techniques
Cielinski, Anna – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2019
During the early 2000s, state and local leaders developed career pathways programs in an effort to redesign education and workforce development systems to better meet the education and employment needs of low-income, educationally underprepared adults. These career pathways increase individual prosperity and regional competitiveness by aligning…
Descriptors: Career Development, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Labor Force Development
OECD Publishing, 2019
Did you ever wonder whether education has a role to play in preparing our societies for an age of artificial intelligence? Or what the impact of climate change might be on our schools, families and communities? Trends Shaping Education examines major economic, political, social and technological trends affecting education. While the trends are…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Educational Change, Artificial Intelligence
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Barnard, Sarah; Mallaband, Becky; Leder Mackley, Kerstin – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
In this article, we introduce a threefold peer learning model developed during the design and implementation of an innovative researcher-led digital skills training programme for early career researchers. The programme brought together researchers from three UK universities and facilitated the personal and professional development of: (1) the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Research Skills
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Helmers, Matthew J.; Youngquist, Timothy D.; Grudens-Schuck, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Educational campaigns are more complicated when members of our audiences hold scientific misconceptions related to new technologies. Our prairie strips research and education team produced a brief, focused video aimed to dispel a misconception related to the effect of prairie strip plants' roots on agricultural drain tiles in the Midwest. Our…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Video Technology, Audiovisual Aids, Agricultural Education
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Durham, Lisa; Kim, Soonhyang – TESOL Journal, 2019
Faith-based adult English as a second language (ESL) programs provide beneficial services to the underserved adult English language learner (ELL) population in the United States (Chao & Mantero, 2014). However, these programs face a critical training dilemma, often lacking qualified volunteer instructors and the time or resources to train…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sun, Qi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents mindfulness relaxation activities used in a first-year seminar, discusses Eastern ancient meditation methods as alternative Western contemplative inquiry, and suggests teaching practices in adult and higher education for holistic education and well-being.
Descriptors: Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Western Civilization, Teaching Methods
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Velott, Diana; Sprow Forté, Karin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses how to relate mindfulness with the concept of cultural humility to teach with greater attention to health equity issues in adult education and public health teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adult Education, Public Health, Cultural Awareness
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