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Rüter, Fabian; Martin, Andreas – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
Participation in adult learning and education requires the availability of, and accessibility to, learning opportunities provided by educational institutions. One fundamental element is time. Adult learning and education participation can only be realized by successfully matching individual time-availabilities with the temporal organization of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Access to Education, Time Factors (Learning)
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Sun, Qi; Kang, Haijun – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
Applying Culture and Appreciative Education lenses, this qualitative study, eliciting detailed descriptions, examines six North American adult and higher education scholars' lived learning experiences and insights gained from their academic collaborations in and with the East. Our findings indicate that participants hold unique international…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Differences
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Rasmussen, Annette; Lolle, Elisabeth Lauridsen – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
The purpose of this paper is to examine how adult education institutions have developed in close connection with the Danish welfare state and how structural reforms since the 1990s have changed the institutional structure and impacted accessibility. This involves analyses of the main functions linked to the different types of adult education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Governance, Social Systems, Educational Policy
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Saridaki, Sofia; Papavassiliou-Alexiou, Ioanna – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
This qualitative research explores the impact of university lifelong learning programs on the participants' perceived employability by examining six training programs implemented by the Lifelong Learning Center of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The grounded theory approach was used throughout the research. After a set of data were gathered…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Ioannidou, Alexandra; Parma, Andrea – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
This study explores the relation between risk of job automation and participation in adult education and training (AET) and examines variation in that relation across welfare regimes distinguishing between situational and institutional barriers. Using microdata of PIAAC, we analyze participation in formal or nonformal AET for job-related reasons…
Descriptors: Automation, Risk, Adult Education, Participation
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Liu, Yi-Hui; Chao, Pei-Ju; Fried, Juliet H.; Hsu, Tsu-Hsuan – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
As of 2018, Taiwan had a population of approximately 23.5 million people, of which 14% had reached 65 years old. To promote healthy and active aging for Taiwanese older adults, the Lifelong Learning Act was amended in 2018 in order to support older adults in terms of their personal development and leisure opportunities. The primary goal of the…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Lifelong Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Babb, Stephanie J.; Rufino, Katrina A.; Johnson, Ruth M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
The current study sought to measure how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the mental health and well-being of college students, particularly nontraditional students. Participants (n = 321) completed a series of surveys assessing their level of depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, insomnia, and well-being. Participants also indicated their…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Mental Health, Well Being
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Beszédes, Viktória – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
The topic of the professionalization of adult education is receiving a great deal of attention worldwide. This is justified because the competencies among adult learning professionals have a significant impact on the effectiveness of adult learning. The professional preparedness of adult learning practitioners is therefore a basic condition for…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Andragogy
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Hamilton, William – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
Although the grit narrative--the idea that individual success is as much a product of passion and perseverance as it is a result of intelligence and talent--has captured the public's imagination, much of the empirical literature has focused almost exclusively on traditional-age college students attending more selective residential universities.…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Electronic Learning, Adult Students
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Griswold, Wendy – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
Sustainability-minded young professionals are needed to facilitate movement toward a sustainable planet. Their development has largely been left to Higher Education Institutions charged with equipping future generations of professionals to address current and future intractable problems, with limited research on how they perform in these important…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Professional Personnel, Sustainability, Scientific Research
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Kastner, Monika; Motschilnig, Ricarda – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
This article argues for the beneficial interconnectedness of adult basic education as an educational practice, community-based participatory research as a methodological approach, and the framework of transformative learning, for exploring and theorizing about adult learning and education. It is elaborated that these three approaches are connected…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Participatory Research, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Zarestky, Jill; Vilen, Lauren; Short, Rachel A.; Struminger, Rhonda; Michelle Lawing, A. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
An understanding of science concepts is important for living in modern society. Supporting adults' science learning can be particularly challenging because most adults no longer attend formal educational institutions where access and opportunities are facilitated by teachers and school-sponsored programs. Biological field stations (BFSs) are a…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Science Education, Science Teaching Centers, Scientific Literacy
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Schuchart, Claudia; Schimke, Benjamin – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
Second chance education (SCE) has been established to offer adults the opportunity to catch up on higher qualifications, for instance the eligibility to study. SCE often suffers from high dropout rates, but little is known about the reasons. This article investigates whether dropout rates depend on family background and age, and if so, why. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Dropout Rate, Family Characteristics
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Yamashita, Takashi; Zhang, Jing; Sun, Na; Cummins, Phyllis A. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
Despite increasing demand in distance education, relatively little is known about the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics as well as basic skill levels of adult distance education participants at the national level in the US. This study analyzed the US data from the 2012/2014 and 2017 Program for International Assessment of Adult…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Basic Skills, Nonformal Education
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Yin, Michelle; Cronen, Stephanie; Condelli, Larry; Ogut, Burhan – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2022
The federal adult education program serves over 2 million eligible adults who seek basic literacy and English language skills. Using administrative student-level panel data, this study provides the very first assessment of the relationships between adult education teacher characteristics and student achievement using hierarchical linear modeling…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Adult Learning
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