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McKay, Veronica – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 calls on countries to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Sub-goal 4.6 aims to ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults of both genders achieve literacy and numeracy, with literacy being regarded indispensable not only for the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Learning Activities
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Johnson, Ensa; Morwane, Refilwe; Dada, Shakila; Pretorius, Gaby; Lotriet, Marena – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
Student engagement is a prerequisite for successful learning. Due to the tremendous change in the use of information and communication technologies, the nature of this engagement has had to adapt to fit a hybrid approach of teaching and learning. In this qualitative study, three focus group discussions were conducted that aimed to investigate…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement
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John, Vaughn M. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
Why do educated girls and women constitute a danger in some societies and for this face extreme danger in their educational endeavours? This article argues that historical and contemporary educational discrimination of girls and women is the hallmark of a violently patriarchal society, and this stubborn injustice is exacerbated under conditions of…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Educational Attainment, History
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Coetzee, Melinde – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
The objective of this study is to add to the extant literature on graduate attributes by examining the mediating role of global/moral citizenship and lifelong learning attributes in the relation between students' scholarship attributes and their academic self-directedness in a higher-education open distance learning (ODL) environment. The Graduate…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Moral Values, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education
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Kok, Illasha; Blignaut, A. Seugnet – Africa Education Review, 2014
The School of Continuing Teacher Education (SCTE) in South Africa delivers an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) Learner Support Programme to Open Distance Learning (ODL) students in Namibia, a developing sub-Saharan African country. This paper examines the experiences of student-teachers using DVDs included in the tutorial package. Fifteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Open Education, Video Technology
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Hendricks, Natheem – International Journal on E-Learning, 2012
This article contributes to the debate about e-learning as a form of adult education. It is based on the experiences of South African students, describes and analyses group interaction in an intercontinental Masters in Adult Education Programme which uses a computer electronic platform as the primary medium for learning and teaching. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Adult Education, Cooperative Learning
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Powell, Lesley – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
This paper applies the capabilities approach to the broader debate of the role of vocational education and training (VET) in poverty alleviation. The capabilities approach provides an approach for conceptualising and evaluating VET which differs in orientation from dominant productivist conceptions. It does so by shifting the focus from economic…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Employment Potential, Poverty, Adult Education
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Cherian, Lily; Du Toit, Cecilia – Perspectives in Education, 2008
This article is a report on research conducted to support the development of a multilingual literacy learning software programme for adult learners in rural Limpopo Province, South Africa. The topic of inquiry for the research was literacy learning in a multilingual environment, with special attention paid to attitudinal and metacognitive aspects.…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Multilingualism, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning
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Motaung, M. J.; Fraser, W. J.; Howie, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
The use of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) in higher education to assess RPL candidates for admission into programmes of study met with a lot of criticism from faculty academics. Lecturers viewed the possibility of admitting large numbers of under-qualified adult learners, as a threat to the institution's reputation, or an erosion of academic…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Prior Learning, Academic Standards, Adult Students
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Van Zyl, H.; Massyn, L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2008
The Bachelor in Management and Leadership (BML) is a programme specifically designed for working adult learners in the field of management leadership. As part of their assessment, students have to complete a small research project, called the Major Piece of Work (MPW). The aim of this paper is to discuss the Major Piece of Work as a real example…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Administrator Education, Bachelors Degrees
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Muthukrishna, Nithi; Ramsuran, Anitha – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2007
This paper emerges out of a larger qualitative study that aimed at mapping barriers to basic education experienced by children and adults in the context of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The study was undertaken in Richmond district and involved a range of centres of learning (formal and informal) including three high schools, five primary schools,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Focus Groups, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Caregivers
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Hewlett, Lynn – Perspectives in Education, 2006
Contextual studies of learning experiences as recalled by working, adult learners entering post-graduate studies in higher education are not widely reported in higher education research. The purpose of this study was to explore the recalled learning experiences of adult students with work experience, but no prior completed academic qualifications,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Work Experience, Adult Students
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Scott, Elsje; Zadirov, Alexander; Feinberg, Sean; Jayakody, Ruwanga – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2004
Software testing is a crucial component in the development of good quality systems in industry. For this reason it was considered important to investigate the extent to which the Information Systems (IS) syllabus at the University of Cape Town (UCT) was aligned with accepted software testing practices in South Africa. For students to be effective…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Student Attitudes, Information Systems, Foreign Countries