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Sun, Qi – Adult Learning, 2013
This article argues that transformative learning becomes increasingly essential for educators in the changing landscape of the adult and higher education institutions of the United States that has continuously hosted highest numbers of international students among other countries. First, it presents a context discussing learning for…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Educators, Higher Education, Foreign Students
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Cain, Ruby – Adult Learning, 2012
Three of the most emotionally charged terms in this era are "race," "racism," and "White privilege." Definitions for these terms vary by individual experiences, beliefs, opinions, and perceptions. K-20 students are rarely exposed to a detailed coverage and critical analysis of the part of U.S. history that includes genocide, territorial…
Descriptors: Community Action, United States History, Cultural Awareness, American Indians
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Gnanadass, Edith – Adult Learning, 2014
This article examines the intellectual and experiential journey of a South Asian American (SAA) feminist who teaches about race and anti-racist praxis in the United States. It starts with her struggles trying to teach about race through the lens of White privilege and ends by sharing her current teaching practices which foreground the concept of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Asian Americans
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Konicek, Vince – Adult Learning, 1996
Describes new and innovative classroom techniques that incorporate an understanding of adult students in the postsecondary classroom. The four basic elements for an adult-centered classroom are meaningful tasks, interactive learning, choices, and a supportive atmosphere. (Author/JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Environment, College Students, Postsecondary Education
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Henschke, John A. – Adult Learning, 2012
International travel has the potential to expand one's learning horizons exponentially, especially with the abundantly enriching experiences of adult, continuing, and lifelong learning conferences. CONFINTEA VI (The Sixth World International Conference in Adult Education) sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Travel, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Belzer, Alisa – Adult Learning, 2017
The Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) results, released in 2013, have spurred researchers to engage in rich analyses. In addition to making it possible to compare skill levels among the 23 participating nations, the PIAAC data have enabled researchers to analyze relationships among cognitive literacy, numeracy, and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Numeracy, International Assessment, Adult Learning
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Merrill, Henry S. – Adult Learning, 2003
In this article, the author provides an overview of the best instructional design and delivery practices for facilitating online courses. Many factors that contribute to effectively facilitating an online course are discussed, including student expectations and experience with technology, understanding the types of technologies used, effective…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Adult Learning, Computer Literacy, Distance Education
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Wright, Robin Redmon – Adult Learning, 2017
This reflection considers the importance of and responsibility to graduate research supervision through an examination of a published dissertation that has had significant influence on the country's current immigration debate. The author exhorts both graduate students and adult education faculty to insist on clearly stated theoretical and…
Descriptors: Immigration, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Adult Students
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Hansman, Catherine A. – Adult Learning, 2003
Planning a wedding, like planning programs for adult learners, is a process that requires collaboration and respect for all involved in the planning. Most importantly, planning programs requires that the many people involved in the planning listen to and work with each other to negotiate program components in an ethical planning process, while at…
Descriptors: Program Development, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Case Studies
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Wolf, Mary Alice – Adult Learning, 1993
Traditional mentoring models focus on males. A woman's model of mentoring may have elements unique to female experience. More understanding is needed about how women mentor women in education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Females, Higher Education, Mentors
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Bright, Larry K.; Mahdi, Ghada S. – Adult Learning, 2012
As the authors, a Midwestern American educational administration professor and a Middle Eastern Iraqi doctoral candidate, have continued to interact over the past 3 years, both have come to appreciate the importance of increasing their tolerance for ambiguity--ambiguities in examining cultural, linguistic, and religious customs and complexities in…
Descriptors: Conflict, Cultural Differences, Fear, Social Justice
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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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Bright, Larry K.; Mahdi, Ghada S. – Adult Learning, 2010
Mahdi is an Iraqi doctoral candidate in adult and higher education and Bright is her doctoral advisor. The two have been involved in intensive dialogue about how they see their cultures, how they perceive the conflict in the Middle East, and how andragogical theory offers hope for changing learning and teaching approaches that can influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Andragogy, Adult Education, Role of Education
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Pelletier, David; Kay, David; Schlarb, Mary; Robertson, Tahnee – Adult Learning, 1999
Describes Public Issues Education, a term used in the Cooperative Education Service for a range of multiparty approaches for addressing public issues, from formal conflict resolution procedures to coalition-building and collaborative problem solving. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Conflict Resolution, Extension Education
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Adult Learning, 2012
This article presents the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE) 8th World Assembly Declaration (June 2011). This declaration focuses on adult educators' conviction in the possibility of a "world worth living in," and their declaration of their collective determination to work towards making it a reality all around the planet.
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Social Change
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