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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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Taylor, Edward W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
On any given day, hundreds of thousands of individuals, groups, and families visit libraries, parks, zoos, museums, and arboretums. Although quite diverse in their holdings, these places are linked together as institutions that focus on collecting, preserving, and/or presenting a body of knowledge (e.g., manuscripts, artifacts, documents, animals,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Centers, Adult Learning
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Heimlich, Joe E.; Horr, E. Elaine T. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
Environmental learning, or how individuals make sense and meaning about nature, the environment, ecology, and environmental issues, is best understood as lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep (Banks and others, 2007). Lifelong learning refers to acquisition of skills, competencies, attitudes, and knowledge over time; life-wide is learning across…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Livingstone, D. W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2001
Data from Canada's New Approaches to Lifelong Learning Study confirm the pervasiveness of unpaid work and informal learning. Most employed persons engage in a variety of work-related informal learning activities. However, underemployment in terms of use of acquired skills is widespread. (Contains 29 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Informal Education
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Curry, Regina M.; Cunningham, Phyllis – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2000
Co-learning with and in grassroots organizations challenges power relations and the notions of expert/novice and teacher/learner. Co-learning through nonformal education does not privilege official knowledge or reproduce existing power relationships. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Organizations, Nonformal Education, Team Teaching
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Galbraith, Michael W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1990
Explores the concept of community and the difficulty of defining the term. Explains how adult education is a vital component of community structure. Suggests that community is best defined as a natural setting for formal, nonformal, and informal adult education, providing the basis for lifelong education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community, Community Education, Lifelong Learning
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Sisco, Burton R.; Whitson, Donna L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1990
Public libraries have always served as partners in adult education through many formal and informal programs and activities. One example, the Intermountain Community Learning and Information Services project, creates a network linking rural populations with library, information, and educational services in the mountain states. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Information Services, Institutional Mission
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Cavaliere, Lorraine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1992
Describes behavioral patterns and learning processes that illustrate the function and nature of learning during the inventive process. Presents a learning process that describes this adult learning project. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Style, Inventions, Learning Processes
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Price, David W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1990
The Cooperative Extension Service has a long history of providing community-based lifelong education. Current trends affecting extension programming include new telecommunications technologies, necessity for accountability, and demographic shifts. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Extension Education, Lifelong Learning