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Edwards, Kirsten T.; Thompson, Valerie J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
In this chapter, the authors decenter soulless curricular and administrative practices in collegiate settings and re-conceptualize justice work through faith as a labor of love.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Feminism, Social Justice, Caring
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Kett, Joseph F. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
By comparing Dewey to adult educators who shared his philosophical values but not his faith in the promise of public schools, this chapter provides a fresh perspective on his concept of building education on experience.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Philosophy, Educational Attitudes
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Hitzhusen, Gregory E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Faith communities, such as churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques, are providing new venues for innovative adult environmental education. As faith communities turn their concerns to issues of sustainability, environmental teaching is emerging in many forms across diverse religious traditions, as evidenced by the development of denominational…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adult Educators, Educational Trends, Religious Education
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Frye, Steven B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter describes developmental needs of emerging young adults and how they are often met, or not met, in faith communities. The author offers recommendations for creating better connections with today's emerging young adults.
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Needs Assessment, Need Gratification, Religious Organizations
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Elias, John L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Most religious organizations exert their greatest effort in the religious education of children. This makes sense in terms of handing on the faith to the next generation. Historically, however, religious education of adults is the first endeavor of religious groups. Conducting education of children requires the previous religious education of…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Organizations, Religious Education, Adult Education
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Rowland, Michael L.; Chappel-Aiken, Lolita – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Churches or, as they are now more commonly referred to in some circles, faith-based organizations (FBOs), have a rich tradition of providing not only religious but educational and social service opportunities for their congregations and local community. Social service agencies, health care agencies, and educational institutions have long realized…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Health Promotion, Churches, Social Services
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Findsen, Brian – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
This chapter focuses on religious institutions or the institutionalized church as an environment where older adults commonly engage as learners, primarily from a spiritual dimension but also within a secular context. It emphasizes the agency of older adults who learn in this specific cultural context in a range of modes for diverse purposes. While…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Religious Factors, Cultural Context, Older Adults
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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