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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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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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Bagci, Sükrü Erhan – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
The Matthew Effect has been one of the best known principles in adult education, implying that the ones who have more formal education at earlier phases of life participate more in education in adulthood. This qualitative research explores how the Matthew Effect works under migration, focusing on the experiences of the Turkish immigrants in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Achievement Gap, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Grotlüschen, Anke; Buddeberg, Klaus; Redmer, Alina; Ansen, Harald; Dannath, Jesper – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Adult numeracy is underresearched especially regarding numeracy practices. Research shows general correlations between numeracy skills and the use of these skills, indicating that low proficient groups use their skills less often than others do. Earlier research also shows correlations of low numeracy skills and practices with low income. Both…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Numeracy, Poverty, Debt (Financial)
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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne; Salajan, Florin D.; Todoran, Corina – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Systematic policy analysis regarding the area of adult and workforce education (AWE) in the United States is limited in the literature. This article presents the results from a historical analysis of federal-level U.S. policy documents spanning the years 1914-2014. We performed a systematic content analysis utilizing a context justification…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Job Training, Educational Policy
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Bohonos, Jeremy W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
While the human resource development (HRD) literature has made strides to incorporate critical race theory, critical Whiteness studies has not been substantively addressed. White experiences need to be incorporated into organizational learning literature in racialized ways. Unpacking the racialized experiences of Whites in organizational settings…
Descriptors: Whites, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Guidelines
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English, Leona M.; Gleiman, Ashley; Hansman, Catherine A.; Sun, Qi; Zacharakis, Jeff – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This essay is a reflection of our five-year jouney at co-editors of "Adult Education Quarterly." We identify some of our accomplishments and challenges, as well as critique some of our editing practices and role as editors. We also discuss our goal to strengthen "AEQ's" position as a premier international research journal in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Editing
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Yalcin, Seher – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This study aimed to determine individual- and country-level latent classes in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving competencies of individuals participating in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2015. Specifically, it sought to distinguish these classes in relation to individuals' sex and to identify the state…
Descriptors: Competence, Literacy, Numeracy, Problem Solving
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Oats, Reginald; Gumbo, Meshack T. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
A fit-for-purpose, functional program is the vehicle that guarantees the relevance of an education system by ensuring the sustainability of the society. Failure of a program to be relevant has the potential to cause crisis in a society. This basic qualitative research study explored the experiences of the beneficiaries of a skills development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Benefits, Skill Development, Rural Areas
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