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Kim, Suehye – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
This study builds an empirical research model that explores societal and individual antecedents of adult learning and examines the adult learning effect on problem-solving skills in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Considering national differences, it uses multilevel data sources available from the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Young Adults, Disadvantaged, Nonformal Education
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Guo, Shibao; Lei, Ling – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
Transnational mobility characterized by multiple and circular movement of people and their simultaneous interconnections across transnational borders pose challenges to the conception of a closed boundary of community of practice (CoP). This study aims to explore the changing dynamics of CoP in transnational space by examining experiences of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Professional Identity
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Iñiguez-Berrozpe, Tatiana; Elboj-Saso, Carmen; Flecha, Ainhoa; Marcaletti, Francesco – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
Given the double risk of exclusion caused for women with a low educational level, adult education can be a fundamental element that allows them to actively participate in their social, political, and cultural environments. Moreover, because educational level has been reported by the scientific literature to be a factor that directly favors…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Adult Education, Educational Attainment, Females
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Cherrstrom, Catherine A.; Alfred, Mary V. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
Faculty characteristics are changing, and traditional theories may not account for the intersection of increasing numbers of women faculty and career changers to higher education in examining faculty development. Using a conceptual framework composed of adult transition and career development models, this phenomenological study investigated the…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Tenure, Career Change
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Schroeder, Stephanie; Currin, Elizabeth; Washington, Elizabeth; Curcio, Rachelle; Lundgren, Lisa – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
This article explores adult participation in online social media resistance groups that formed after the 2016 U.S. presidential election (e.g., Indivisible), why individuals participate, and how their views of citizenship are transformed as a result of their participation. Reporting on demographic and open-ended qualitative survey data, this study…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Presidents, Democracy, Social Media
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Kalenda, Jan; Kocvarová, Ilona; Vaculíková, Jitka – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
This study deals with key determinants of participation in the nonformal education (NFE) of adults in the Czech Republic (CZE). Our results are based on a secondary analysis of two Adult Education Surveys carried out in the CZE in 2011 (n = 10,190) and 2016 (n = 12,272). Determinants of participation are modelled through logistic regression and…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Lopes, Tobin; Scully-Russ, Ellen; Zarestky, Jill; Collins, Joshua C. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
There is contrary research around whether collaboration at work fosters individual learning and skill development. This study's purpose was to examine the relationship between social characteristics of jobs on adults' cognitive skills as measured by the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). For select industry…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Work Environment, Thinking Skills, Adults
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Holst, John D. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2020
This article is an effort to build on academic theories of race and antiracist education. Using a Gramscian theoretical framework that emphasizes perspectives from organic intellectuals, this article puts the academic literature on race and adult education in conversation with the theory generated on race from select U.S. working-class organic…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Adult Education
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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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Gray, Calonie M. K. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
With the U.S. adult education system providing education services to millions of immigrants annually, understanding the unique skills and assets among adult immigrant learners is important. Using data from the U.S. Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, this study used data on immigrants (n = 1,873) to identify latent…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Adult Education, Human Capital, Social Capital
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Lachance, Josée; Emond, Geneviève; Vinit, Florence – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article focuses on the bodily engagement of professionals in the context of formative adult education. It examines how the body can be lived and sensed from different angles, based on two experiential studies: one with student-teachers, in somatic education, and one with physicians, based on "Awakening the Sensible Being." The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Student Participation, Interpersonal Relationship, Physicians
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Brooks, Ann K. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article shares the findings of a qualitative study of a community-based organization in Mexico and the emancipatory pedagogy practiced there in a time characterized by a changing global economic order, conflict and war, corruption and geographic displacement. To make sense of the transnational philosophical fusion and the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Conflict
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Talmage, Craig A.; Hansen, Robert Jack; Knopf, Richard C.; Thaxton, Steven P.; McTague, Riley; Moore, David Bennett – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Lifelong learning as a field has leapt forward, but work remains to inform the structuring and practice of lifelong learning institutes. This study furthers the field of institution-based lifelong learning by utilizing cross-institutional research regarding the value of lifelong learning to older adults. A content analysis coding approach is…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Role of Education, Student Attitudes
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Shin, Jaran; Ging, Liz – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Historical and legislative evolutions of education policy have repurposed federally funded adult education programs in the United States. The 2014 passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has considerable repercussions for everyone involved in the field because it controls the funding, assessment, and structure of these…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Adult Education
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
In the context of educational globalization and increasing dominance of supranational organizations in educational governance, least developed countries (LDCs) have faced a new level of tension about whether their educational policies should follow the global educational models or seek solutions of their multifarious problems by promoting local…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Policy Formation, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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