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Pitikoe, Selloane; Preece, Julia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper reports on selective findings from a larger qualitative PhD study of 30 adult herders in Lesotho. It uses theories of identity and social capital to examine their life histories and educational needs in order to inform the national Non-Formal Education (NFE) policy. The key findings of the study were that the herders demonstrated two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Adults, Social Capital
Caye, Joanne Snyder – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The aim of this qualitative research study is to understand the decision-making process of Hispanic adults who have lived in the United States at least 15 years, have English as a second language, have less education than other recent immigrant waves, and have become citizens within the past four years. Narrative inquiry and photovoice were the…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adults, Decision Making, Citizenship
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Cronin, David P.; Messemer, Jonathan E. – Adult Learning, 2013
America's adult populace has failed to keep pace with the rapid inundation of science-centric knowledge affecting nearly every facet of personal, familial, and communal life. With three out of every four American adults considered scientifically illiterate, adult civic science literacy (CSL) has reached alarmingly low levels. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Scientific Literacy, Adults, Experiential Learning
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
Boeren, Ellen – Online Submission, 2011
In this paper, we control the intention theory of Fishbein and Ajzen (1980) for the participation in an adult education course. Based on the Flemish Eurostat Adult Education Survey, we reveal that participants in adult education have a more positive attitude towards learning and that within the group of non-participants, those who formulate an…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Intention, Barriers, Educational Attitudes
Phillipson, Chris; Ogg, Jim – Universities UK, 2010
This report reviews the engagement of older learners (defined as those aged 50 and over) in education and training with particular reference to their involvement in higher education. The ageing of populations was one of the most important trends in the 20th century and will raise major challenges in this century. Appended are: (1) Selected UK…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges
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Ravensbergen, Frances; Vanderplaat, Madine – McGill Journal of Education, 2010
This paper explores the use of "learning circles" as one form of knowledge production in social action research. It reports on a project that used learning circles as a setting within which to increase the engagement of people living with low income in developing strategies for the reduction and elimination of poverty in Canada. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Groups, Action Research, Social Action
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Golding, Barry; Campbell, Coral – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In this article, the authors set the scene for this research volume. They sought to emphasize and broaden their interest and concern about their "Learning to be drier" theme in this edition to the 77 per cent of Australians who live within 50 km of the Australian coast, the majority of whom also live in major cities and urban complexes.…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Foley, Annette; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Our paper explores how and what adults living and working in the Alpine region of Victoria understand and are learning about the changes to water availability, in a time when the response to water availability is subject to extensive debate and policy attention. Interviews for this study were conducted in the towns of Bright and Mount Beauty, with…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Golding, Barry; Angwin, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
This paper investigates learning related to the phenomena of drying over the past decade in the southern Murray-Darling Basin in Australia, as perceived in a mid-river site within the western Riverina of New South Wales, Australia. The insights from audio-recorded interviews, with a wide range of adults across the water-dependent community, mostly…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Golding, Barry; Brown, Mike; Foley, Annette; Smith, Erica; Campbell, Coral; Schulz, Christine; Angwin, Jennifer; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In this final, collaborative paper in the "Learning to be drier" edition, we reflect on and draw together some of the key threads from the diverse narratives in our four site papers from across the southern Murray-Darling Basin. Our paper title, "Wicked learning", draws on a recent body literature (Rittel & Webber 1973)…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Handa, Sudhanshu; Pineda, Heiling; Esquivel, Yannete; Lopez, Blancadilia; Gurdian, Nidia Veronica; Regalia, Ferdinando – Economics of Education Review, 2009
Almost 900m adolescents and adults are illiterate in the developing world, yet most policy discussions focus on the educational circumstances of primary aged children. As a result non-formal educational programs for adolescents and adults are given very little support, and this group is virtually ignored in international agreements such as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Adults, Illiteracy