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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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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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Feinberg, Iris; Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Greenberg, Daphne; Mavreles, Michelle – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
The purpose of this research was to analyze oral communication patterns between patients with varying degrees of individual health literacy (how patients access, understand, and use health information) and their health providers. We analyzed a secondary data set of 68 patient--nurse provider audiotaped clinic encounters using REALM (Rapid Estimate…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Basic Skills, Comprehension
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Cilasun, Seyit Mümin; Demir-Seker, Sirma; Dincer, N. Nergiz; Tekin-Koru, Ayça – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
The objective of this article is to investigate whether adult education (AE) can be used as a tool in facilitating transitions to/in the labor market, using the cross-sectional Adult Education Survey of Turkey (2012). AE is defined as the nonformal education for individuals aged older than 25 years. The outcome of AE is measured by changing jobs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Baumgartner, Lisa M.; Sandoval, Carolyn L. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Our research explored the experiences of educators who teach in a gender-responsive program for women in a jail. We interrogated how educators fostered empowerment in their classes, what their motivations were for teaching in the program, and the tensions that existed for them when using emancipatory teaching practices in jail. Findings indicate…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Correctional Education, Adult Education, Correctional Institutions
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McLean, Scott; Dixit, Jaya – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
In this article, we explore the relationship between adult education and socioeconomic precariousness, through extending existing scholarship regarding the concept of the hidden curriculum. We analyze transcripts of 134 qualitative interviews undertaken to explore the learning experiences associated with reading self-help books in the domains of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Socioeconomic Status, Hidden Curriculum, Learning Experience
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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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