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Martin, Andreas; Granderath, Julia Sophia; Rüber, Ina Elisabeth – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
The increasing demand for integration courses in Germany (especially due to the crisis-induced migration of refugees) has raised the question in research and practice of how this change affects the supply and participation of continuing education providers. To address this issue, the present study explores the impact of increasing integration…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education Centers, Continuing Education
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Antopolskaya, Tatyana A.; Baybakova, Olga Y.; Silakov, Alexander S. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2020
The article reveals the problem of the development of personal agency of adolescents in a socially enriched environment of additional education. It deals with the theoretical aspects of the problem. Attention is drawn to significant characteristics of personal agency, such as multileveledness, reflexivity, motivation, initiative and realization…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Individual Power, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Sungsri, Sumalee – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2018
This study aims to study Thai non-formal education teachers' perceptions of their opportunities to obtain knowledge about the learning society; identify the knowledge of non-formal education teachers need about the learning society which could be obtained through a distance learning package; and to develop and evaluate distance learning package on…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Lifelong Learning, Faculty Development, Capacity Building
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Selvi, Kiymet; Baldan, Betül; Alagöz, Yaprak – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of the study to examine the characteristics of the programs conducted by the Continuing Education Centers (CECs), to reveal whether these programs serve for equality, and to identify the institutional barriers related to the CEC programs against adult education. CECs aim to fulfill the educational needs of adults and/or sectors in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Implementation, Universities, Higher Education
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Churlyaeva, Natalya; Kukushkin, Sergey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The development of a continuing vocational training programme at the Information Satellite Systems Joint-Stock Company (ISS JSC) during the transition from the planned Soviet economy to what is now called the Russian market economy is briefly outlined. How the collapse of a planned economy led to the degradation of engineering higher education…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Space Sciences
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Filinson, Rachel; Clark, Phillip G.; Evans, Joann; Padula, Cynthia; Willey, Cynthia – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2012
In 2007, the Health Resources Services Administration introduced new mandates that raised the standards on program evaluation for Geriatric Education Centers. Described in this article are the primary and secondary evaluation efforts undertaken for one program within the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC), the findings from these…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Continuing Education, Geriatrics, Accountability
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Broadbent, Robyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
In 1999, a group of men embarked on a remarkable project that resulted in building a two million dollar youth centre in one of Melbourne's most disadvantaged communities. From the outset, Victoria University (VU) was a keen partner in the project. This project had key synergies with the current experiences of the University--a dual sector higher…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Setoi, Setoi M.; Mohasi, Mantina V.; Lephoto, H. Manthoto – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
This paper discusses a study that explored the impact of the Lesotho Government pension scheme on the learning attitudes of pensioners. The recent introduction of the pension scheme means that old people have regained their status as breadwinners. They are no longer dependents but have become very resourceful members of the community. As a result…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Older Adults, Retirement Benefits
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Pineda-Herrero, Pilar; Belvis, Esher; Moreno, M. Victoria; Ucar, Xavier – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2010
Continuing training is important for all professionals, and is especially essential for professionals in education. In this article, we present a study that evaluates the state of continuing training in early childhood education in Spain. The research identifies the impact of training for teachers, for children and for educational centers. Results…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Transfer of Training, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness
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Logdlund, Ulrik – Studies in Continuing Education, 2010
This article explores videoconferencing in the context of local learning centres in Sweden. The practice is described as a "learning space" in which adult learners construct socio-spatial relations. The study goes beyond a sociological apprehension of actors and opposes the idea of the material as neutral, passive and conformed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Rural Areas, College Instruction
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Hoskins, Barbara – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2009
Each year, the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) gives a "Creative Use of Technology" award for "innovative uses of instructional and distance learning technologies in lifelong learning." In November 2008, the award was presented to Clemson University for its Teaching with Technology Experimental Classroom--affectionately known as…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Lifelong Learning, Science Teaching Centers, Awards
Steele, Tom – Adults Learning, 2009
The Swarthmore Educational Settlement was founded in Leeds in 1909. Since then thousands of adult learners have benefited from its combinations of liberal, vocational and creative arts programmes, homely atmosphere and commitment to fellowship in learning. It has remained an independent centre, running its own affairs through its own council and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Change, Institutional Characteristics
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Andes, Laurie – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2009
Since September 2002, business leaders and educators have been examining the differences in business and educational leadership in a professional development partnership, titled, The Academy for Leadership in Education (ALE). This organization was created as a program to encourage the study of leadership and develop the capacity for mentoring new…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Educational Cooperation
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Papastamatis, Adamantios; Panitsidou, Eugenia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The problems faced by a postmodern European Union, due to internationalisation of the economy, loss of competitiveness, rise in unemployment and negative demographic outcomes, call for transformations able to promote excellence in knowledge, technology and economic effectiveness, which also promote social cohesion. Thus, investment in human…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Clark, Elaine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This article reports on the launching of the Revans Academy for Action Learning and Research at Manchester Business School on 26 November 2008. The goal of the Academy is to foster the development of action learning as a unifying framework within Manchester Business School. Its goal is to provide a hub for dialogue, collaboration, exploitation and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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