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Alturki, Malikah – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to understand how women entrepreneurs learn to become entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The KSA's context has a significant impact on the manifestation of entrepreneurial learning (EL) processes and the development of entrepreneurial identity. However, no previous studies on women's entrepreneurial learning and…
Descriptors: Females, Entrepreneurship, Individual Characteristics, Social Networks
De Silva, Naamal Kaushalya – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Place-based environmental education provides myriad physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits. In this study, 13 environmental educators illuminated how policy, partnerships and place shaped environmental education in pre-K-12 schools in Washington, DC. I recruited participants from the local government, nongovernmental organizations,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Place Based Education
Parsons, Joshua Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
General creativity and, more specifically, creative thinking in music are valuable qualities that should be fostered in music education for personal, professional, and societal reasons. In order for band directors to successfully integrate musical creativity into their classroom curriculum and serve as resources for other content area teachers…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Faculty Development, Creativity, Music
Alavi, Nasim – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the preferred method of learning about heart disease by adult learners. This research study also investigated if there was a statistically significant difference between race/ethnicity, age, and gender of adult learners and their preferred method of learning preventative heart disease care. This…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Heart Disorders, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
Sparks, Donna J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The existing body of scholarly knowledge has little research focused specifically on formal, non-formal, and informal education and training's contribution to the development of expert capabilities. The purpose of this research was to find out how experts in their field of study or work perceived education and training learning contexts…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Expertise, Training
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
Fellows, Timothy Steven – ProQuest LLC, 2014
A common plea in missions is the need to train pastors and church leaders for the rapidly multiplying churches in the Majority World, resulting in numerous formal and nonformal theological education training programs. In spite of these efforts, many rural churches remain without pastors. Using appreciative inquiry and participatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Rural Areas, Churches
Manning, Christin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Workers in the 21st century workplace are faced with rapid and constant developments that place a heavy demand on them to continually learn beyond what the Human Resources and Training groups can meet. As a consequence, professionals must rely on non-formal learning approaches through the development of a personal learning network to keep…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Nonformal Education, Networks, Phenomenology
Sanute, Pierce J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Nonformal education opportunities abound and constitute a substantial educational presence. The teacher-student relationship affects the quality of teacher work and the student experience, including student achievement and satisfaction, in both formal and nonformal settings. One way to describe the teacher-student relationship is through the use…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Nonformal Education, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Spires, Robert Weber – Online Submission, 2012
In this qualitative, ethnographic case study, I examine two Thai NGO shelters/schools working with human trafficking survivors and at-risk populations of children ages 5-18. The two NGOs had a residential component, meaning that children live at the shelter, and an educational component, meaning that children are taught academic and vocational…
Descriptors: Children, Social Environment, Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations
Santangelo, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative phenomenological study engaged 20 young, low-income credit union members who participated in financial education classes at Denver Community Credit Union. The study explored learning experiences that generated changes in money management behaviors and sought evidence of transformational learning in a nonformal education setting.…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Money Management, Low Income Groups
Grebert, Sheila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative study focused on the learning experiences of individuals, age 80 and older, in care facilities in a Midwestern state. Even with the well documented growth of the over age 85 demographic, there are few studies about learning that included this demographic or considered the wants and needs of this group. Using a phenomenological…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Residential Care, Nursing Homes, Phenomenology
Thomas, Simone – ProQuest LLC, 2011
One of the most pervasive issues facing educators and administrators in Adult Basic Education (ABE) is student persistence. The purposes of this qualitative study were 1) to identify the experiences that African American adult learners associated with their decisions to leave ABE programs; 2) to ascertain the impact of participants'…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Barriers, African American Students, Qualitative Research
Duo, Samuel N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the role of non-formal education and training in the organizational change process of Civil society organizations (CSOs) in post war Liberia. CSOs are the local foundation for democracy and development in Liberia, and serve a wide range of roles in local communities. For example, in post-war Liberia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, War, Educational Development
Ivins, Tiffany Zenith – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation examines localization of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Himalayan community technology centers of Nepal. Specifically, I examine strategies and practices that local knowledge-workers utilize in order to localize educational content for the disparate needs, interests, and ability-levels of learners in rural villages. This…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Indigenous Knowledge, Focus Groups, Ethnography
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