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Carlbaum, Sara – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
The aim of this article is to critically explore and analyse opportunities and obstacles faced by highly skilled migrants in rural areas seeking to re-enter their profession, focusing on the lived experiences of migrants residing in northern Sweden. Analysis of their stories focusing on intersections of temporal and spatial positionings reveal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skilled Workers, Migrants, Rural Areas
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Masoud, Ameera; Holm, Gunilla; Brunila, Kristiina – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2021
This article scrutinises the normalised realities behind integration policies and training for refugees and immigrants that are claimed to be inclusive. The 'great narrative' of Finland has been focused on equal opportunity via education and training, which makes it even more important to examine the hidden realities and how such realities affect…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Tour, Ekaterina; Creely, Edwin; Waterhouse, Peter – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
A strength-based approach to teaching digital literacies can advance language education for adults from refugee and migrant backgrounds, preparing them for life in a new country. This article draws on a 6-month ethnographic study at an adult English language center in Australia and explores teachers' perspectives and practices related to teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Adult Educators, Adult Students, Migrant Adult Education
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Prandini, Manuela; Baconguis, Rowena D. T. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2021
Faced with impoverishment after the financial crisis of 2008, Filipino women migrants in Italy struggle to sustain their financial commitments to their families in the Philippines. Research shows that financial literacy and entrepreneurship (FLE) education can improve financial management and decision-making processes. Spanning a period of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Multiple Literacies
Bonin, Holger – European Commission, 2017
While international mobility has developed into a major driver of population change in the European Union, people with immigrant background in the Member States continue to be placed in disadvantaged socio-economic positions. They are often hampered by a lack of host country specific skills and knowledge. Many native-born children of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Impact, Migrant Adult Education, Immigrants
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Kougias, Ioannis; Seremeti, Lambrini; Kalogeras, Dimitris – European Journal of Training and Development, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore and present a higher education initiative towards the training and development of Eastern European citizens, who migrate to Greece, in pursuit of bettering their economic conditions and, simultaneously, become evolving social entities, adaptable to heterogeneous environments.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Migrant Adult Education, Immigrants
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Spiteri, Damian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This study appraises the particular challenges that minor asylum-seeking migrants who are in the 16-18 age category confront when pursuing their studies in a vocational college in Malta, a central Mediterranean island which is the smallest EU member state. The study explores how they exercise resilience in their desire to forge a future for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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Herrera-Pazmino, Alma – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
The author moved from Guatemala to California with her mom. In this article, she talks about the challenges of learning English. She needs to learn English to take care of her mom until her "papa" comes to take care of them. If she knows English she can help her mother with the groceries and answering the phone. She can also teach her…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Barriers, Migrant Problems, Migrants
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Ktoridou, Despo; Eteokleous-Grigoriou, Nikleia – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a 40-hour computer course for beginners provided to a group of unemployed women learners with no/minimum computer literacy skills who can be characterized as digital immigrants. The aim of the study is to identify participants' perceptions and experiences regarding technology,…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Females, Computer Attitudes, Focus Groups
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Levy, Michele Stafford – Computers in the Schools, 2011
New and changing technology is embedded in the world we live in. With the advent of new technology come new literacies such as media literacy, information literacy, and computer literacy (Tyner, 2009) and new skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. It becomes clear that parents may not possibly possess these skills and what children…
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Media Literacy, Information Literacy, Computer Literacy
Fleming, Douglas – Canadian Journal of Education, 2010
In this article, I report a qualitative study that sheds light on how adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) are constructing new national identities in the context of the challenges associated with immigration. In particular, I trace how the common threads among their conceptions of citizenship compare with those embedded within…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Magro, Karen – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This qualitative study examines dimensions of emotional intelligence and, more specifically, the growth of resilience through the experiences and challenges of ten refugee and newcomer adult learners who were either children or teenagers during times of conflict and war. Despite their hardships, learners interviewed in this study showed…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Dabic, Snezana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This article explores issues of literacy and identity of skilled migrants in an educational context in Australia as a learning society. First, it concentrates on forms of knowledge imposed on the learner and looks at how new discourses shape the self. Next, it tests the validity of the four pillars of education in the life of the learner. The…
Descriptors: Literacy, Migrants, Self Concept, Lifelong Learning
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de Bres, Julia; Holmes, Janet; Joe, Angela; Marra, Meredith; Newton, Jonathan; Riddiford Nicky; Vine, Bernadette – Language Teaching, 2009
The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS) at Victoria University of Wellington conducts research and teaching in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Writing and Deaf Studies. It incorporates a Deaf Studies Research Unit, which undertakes research on topics relating to deaf people and their language in New Zealand, and the New…
Descriptors: Language Research, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Native Speakers
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Convergence, 2007
It may be good to remind ourselves that ICAE was created in 1973 as an international non-governmental organisation in the context of CONFINTEA III which was held in Tokyo in 1972. Ever since it has grown as a global network. The ICAE Executive took the initiative to start a process to prepare for CONFINTEA VI in Brazil via a virtual seminar to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Poverty, Disadvantaged, Migrant Adult Education
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