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Closson, Rosemary B.; Kaye, Sylvia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The Baha'i Faith, which was founded in 1863, holds as its purpose the awakening of humanity to invisible possibilities, providing humankind with conscious direction and hope vis-a-vis the challenges and perplexities of time (Rosen, 2010). The Baha'i writings explain that spiritual forces are the foundation of reality and that the Word of God is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Tutors, International Education
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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
Neill, Amanda C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore docents' perceptions of their interpretive role in art museums and determine how those perceptions shape docents' practice. The objective was to better understand how docents conceive of their role and what shapes the interpretation they give on tours to the public. The conceptual…
Descriptors: Museums, Art, Volunteers, Adult Educators
Neill, Amanda C. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
Docents--volunteer adult educators in art museums--adapt their tour content and process to best suit their audiences. This interpretive qualitative study explores the strategies docents used in four art museums in the Northeastern United States to tailor their educational activities and attempt to make them more relevant and interactive. Findings…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Audiences, Adult Education, Prior Learning