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Murray-Johnson, Kayon; Ross-Gordon, Jovita M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
The purpose of this multiple case study was to describe the experiences of graduate education faculty of varying racial/ethnic backgrounds, learning to navigate difficult discourses on race effectively over time. The study employed positionality as a theoretical framework. Findings indicate that faculty balance what we refer to as "strategies…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Classroom Communication, Race
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Daley, Barbara J.; Martin, Larry G.; Roessger, Kevin M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Within this "Adult Education Quarterly" ("AEQ") forum, the authors call for a dialogue and examination of research methods in the field of adult and continuing education. Using the article by Boeren as a starting point, the authors analyze both qualitative and quantitative research trends and advocate for more methodological…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Adult Education, Continuing Education
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Kluttz, Jenalee; Walter, Pierre – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
This article extends Scandrett et al.'s conceptual framework for social movement learning to understand learning and knowledge creation in the climate justice movement. Drawing on radical pluralist theoretical approaches to social movement learning, learning in the climate justice movement is conceptualized at the micro, meso, and macro levels,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Learning, Social Change, Power Structure
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Chang, Bo – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify knowledge construction patterns in a local learning community. Observation, documents, and semistructured interviews were employed to collect data. Twenty learners were interviewed. Data were analyzed inductively using the constant comparative method. Five major patterns--radiation, circulation,…
Descriptors: Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Learning Processes, Adult Learning
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Rossi, Rachael J.; Bower, Corey Bunje – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Utilizing a data set of over 900,000 enrollees in adult basic education programs in New York State between 2005 and 2013, we examine the college enrollment of GED® passers. Upon enrollment in an adult basic education program, participants were asked whether they wanted to attend college after completion; almost 13,000 students both indicated a…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Enrollment, Higher Education, Predictor Variables
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Snyman, Marici; van den Berg, Geesje – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is based on the principle that valuable learning, worthy of recognition, takes place outside formal education. In the context of higher education, legislation provides an enabling framework for the implementation of RPL. However, RPL will only gain its rightful position if it can ensure the RPL candidates'…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Profiles, Qualitative Research
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Despite a highly developed U.S. adult education system, 90% of adults aged 20 years and older considered the least educated did not participate recently in formal or nonformal education. What are nonparticipants' characteristics, learning backgrounds, and skill levels? What predicts their likelihood of "not" participating in recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Individual Characteristics, Probability
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Boeren, Ellen – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
An examination of articles published in leading adult education journals demonstrates that qualitative research dominates. To better understand this situation, a review of journal articles reporting on quantitative research has been undertaken by the author of this article. Differences in methodological strengths and weaknesses between…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Statistical Analysis, Adult Education, Research Methodology
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Hoggan, Chad; Mälkki, Kaisu; Finnegan, Fergal – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
Mezirow's theory of perspective transformation has proved to be a great asset to the scholarship of adult education and has provided a solid theoretical base for understanding complex learning phenomena. However, in the discussions surrounding Mezirow's work, a certain "stuckness" appears which we think is unproductive. Critiques of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Interpersonal Relationship
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Rothes, Ana; Lemos, Marina S.; Gonçalves, Teresa – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This study investigated profiles of autonomous and controlled motivation and their effects in a sample of 188 adult learners from two Portuguese urban areas. Using a person-centered approach, results of cluster analysis and multivariate analysis of covariance revealed four motivational groups with different effects in self-efficacy, engagement,…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Independent Study, Profiles
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Tsai, Chun-Yen; Li, Yuh-Yuh; Cheng, Ying-Yao – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This study investigated the relationship among adult affective factors, engagement in science, and scientific competencies. Probability proportional to size sampling was used to select 504 participants between the ages of 18 and 70 years. Data were collected through individual face-to-face interviews. The results of hierarchical regression…
Descriptors: Adults, Affective Behavior, Interviews, Regression (Statistics)
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Akello, Judith Abal; Lutwama-Rukundo, Evelyn; Musiimenta, Peace – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
This article presents findings of study on women's experiences of Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) as a gateway to their financial progress and welfare in Lango region, Northern Uganda. The qualitative study of 45 participants aimed at examining women's live changes resulting from using their acquired FAL knowledge and skills to participate in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Females
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Boyadjieva, Pepka; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
The article claims that equity is an indispensable dimension of the widening of access to adult education. Building on the understanding of social justice in adult education as a complex phenomenon, two indicators are developed: an index of inclusion and an index of fairness in participation in adult education. The article analyses social justice…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Social Justice, Inclusion, Equal Education
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Yamashita, Takashi; López, Erick B.; Soligo, Marta; Keene, Jennifer R. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
In recent years, volunteering has received increasing attention as a unique form of learning, one which may complement lifelong learning programs for older adults. This study examined the underlying volunteer motivations as well as formal volunteer behaviors among older adult lifelong learners. Data from 277 members of the Osher Lifelong Learning…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Volunteers, Motivation
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Billington, Mary Genevieve; Nissinen, Kari; Gabrielsen, Egil – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
In recent years, the Norwegian government has invested heavily in improving basic skills in the adult population. Initiatives have included legislation, the introduction of work-based adult education programs, and reforms in schooling. In light of this investment, we explore trends in adult literacy and numeracy, by comparing data from two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Basic Skills
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