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Klenk, Hazel – European Education, 2017
This article draws on research with a group of refugee women who attend English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes at a community center in London. It considers the role education can play in their social integration processes, employing an approach that has been developed from feminist notions of empowerment and social practice…
Descriptors: Refugees, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Females
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article explores the importance of sustaining a rich and vibrant discourse of theory to inform the practice of adult education. Beginning with a brief overview of factors that have shaped the development of theory in adult education, the article then explores reasons why educators may not spend as much time teaching and learning about theory…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Critical Theory
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Spring, Lauren; Smith, Melissa; DaSilva, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Consciousness-raising practices at the heart of feminism remain one of the most vital components of transformative learning theory and provide the foundation for its constructivist underpinnings. Recently, there has been a call for educators to employ consciousness-raising practices outside of traditional classroom settings and to focus greater…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Transformative Learning, Feminism, Arts Centers
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Shan, Hongxia – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2015
Since the 1970s, immigrant studies have taken a feminist turn. This paper takes stock of how Canadian adult educators have contributed to this field and vice versa. Through an ethnographic content analysis of [Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education] CASAE proceedings since 2000 and other related scholarly publications, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Immigrants
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Fairchild, Sheryl D. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2017
In this article, the author discusses a study that she launched to open up conversations about age. She set out to collect and record the "opinions" of older women. She had been a returning student, and as a teacher at a community college with nontraditional-age students, she found herself perpetuating the cycle of silence about age in…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Females
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Bredlöv, Eleonor – Studies in Continuing Education, 2016
This study focuses on the recruitment of adults to the beauty industry in Sweden. It is concerned with a move in (beauty) education away from state and towards private provision in a wider context where education is becoming more heavily marketised. Drawing on a poststructural approach inspired by the work of Foucault and feminist theory, the…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Adults, Industry, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Ya-Ling; Wu, Hsing-Chen – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2015
Based on a sociocultural approach to adult learning and poststructural feminist theories, this study draws on interviews with 11 married Vietnamese women to explore the higher education learning experiences of Vietnamese immigrant women in Taiwan. On the basis of their husbands' permission and support, Vietnamese immigrant women embraced the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, Higher Education
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Grotlüschen, Anke – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Global Competence is a domain developed for PISA 2018. We ask whether it ignores voices from the Global South. Criteria are taken from Robertson, known for the theory of glocalisation as well as the educational scientist Seitz. Further criteria are added from a 21st century perspective. The discourse analysis uses documents available to the public…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Discourse Analysis, Achievement Tests
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Tibbitts, Felisa L. – Journal of Peace Education, 2016
This article presents evidence of the links between human rights education and social change by analyzing the long-term effects on 88 trainers engaged in a non-formal adult training program sponsored by a women's human rights group in Turkey, Women for Women's Human Rights--New Ways. In this article, I show the transformative impacts of carrying…
Descriptors: Females, Civil Rights, Adult Education, Social Change
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Connolly, Bríd; Finnegan, Fergal – Adult Learning, 2016
This article draws on our backgrounds as adult educators in Ireland and our experience at Highlander in 2014. We review our development as critical educators, exposed to deep inequalities in Irish society. We explore role of popular education in fostering social change, beginning with the commitment to equality and freedom, whereby, we produce…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Social Differences, Foreign Countries
Connolly, Bríd – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2016
In recent decades, adult and community education has emerged as a distinctive discipline in its own right, based on scholarship in the quest for real equality and social justice. This distinctive discipline is already characterised by "really useful practice", that is, critical, creative pedagogy, heavily influenced by women's studies…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Education, Educational Research, Research Needs