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Note, Nicole; De Backer, Free; Donder, Liesbeth De – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
While andragogy varies in meaning and practice from one country and context to another, it usually refers to the field of educating or guiding adults. This article reflects on a novel viewpoint and role for andragogy, taking as its starting point the broader European tradition that includes social welfare and community development. Central to its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Andragogy, Role, Community
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Holst, John D. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
This article presents the results of a descriptive case study of the Union School of the Chilean nongovernmental organization (NGO) Alejandro Lipschutz Institute of Science (ICAL-Spanish acronym). The study contributes to the field of adult education by providing a contemporary example of what Gramscian pedagogy can look like. Theoretically, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Adult Education, Working Class
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Rasi, Päivi; Vuojärvi, Hanna; Rivinen, Susanna – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
The aim of this study was to advance understanding of how to foster media literacy among older people. A systematic review was conducted of 40 empirical studies published between January 2005 and April 2019. The literature review provided information and practical implications for researchers, designers, and providers of media-literacy education…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Adult Education, Older Adults, Literature Reviews
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Rüber, Ina Elisabeth; Janmaat, Jan Germen – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
High-quality longitudinal data from the "UK Household Longitudinal Study" gives us the opportunity to investigate whether participation in adult education (AE) fosters volunteering, and whether this depends on the volume of AE, its content, or on the qualification obtained with it. From a public enlightenment perspective, we would only…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Volunteers, Citizen Participation
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McHardy, Janet; Chapman, Elaine; O'Neill, Marnie – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Less-skilled adult readers have been found to be limited in their awareness and use of effective reading strategies. In this study, we aimed to (a) identify the strategies used by less-skilled adult readers that best predict word reading performance on standardized reading tests and (b) identify the word reading strategies that less-skilled adult…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Reading Strategies, Adults, Reading Achievement
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Michelson, Elana – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
In this commentary, Elana Michelson responds to Chad Hoggan and Tetyana Kloubert's critique of Michelson's "The Ethical Knower: Rethinking Our Pedagogy in the Age of Trump" (2019). Michelson concludes that Hoggan and Kloubert are right to call attention to the reemergence of fascist discourse and action across much of the globe and to…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Progressive Education
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Awidi, Salome Joy; Quan-Baffour, Kofi – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Livelihood adaptation in refugee camps is often fragile and inherently problematic owing to their physical characteristics and policy restrictions. The Uganda refugee policy applauded as progressive exhibits internal contradictions which influence livelihoods. The purpose of this study is to explore the significant role of adult education in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Goings, Ramon B. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Given the preponderance of deficit-oriented discourse about Black men and adult learners in higher education, there have not been theoretical frameworks put forth to explain the success of Black male adult learners in higher education. Thus, this article describes the Black male adult learner success theory, which builds on Gilman Whiting's…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Males, Adult Students
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Fejes, Andreas; Aman, Robert; Nyström, Sofia – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Popular education has a long history in Sweden, dating back to the mid-1800s and having developed in close relationship with the state. This relationship has been sustained over the years by the way popular education is spoken of as being "unique"--as being complementary to formal education. In this article, we focus on how the…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Folk Schools
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Martin, Andreas; Granderath, Julia Sophia; Rüber, Ina Elisabeth – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
The increasing demand for integration courses in Germany (especially due to the crisis-induced migration of refugees) has raised the question in research and practice of how this change affects the supply and participation of continuing education providers. To address this issue, the present study explores the impact of increasing integration…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education Centers, Continuing Education
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Bilon, Anna Dorota – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
This article develops an agentic approach to activist learning and analyzes the interplay between agency and learning. The agentic approach derives from Alheit's concept of biographical learning and Emirbayer and Mische's concept of agency. The article builds on the case study of an activist's narrative to show that the development of agency is…
Descriptors: Activism, Learning Processes, Personal Autonomy, Correlation
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Olaghere, Ajima; Kremer, Kristen P.; Fong, Carlton J. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Little is known about which educational activities are most associated with incarcerated adults' literacy and numeracy skills. The present study examines whether informal engagement in reading, writing, and numeracy activities (e.g., reading newspapers or using calculators) is associated with incarcerated adults' literacy and numeracy skills.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Numeracy, Skill Development, Learning Activities
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Tour, Ekaterina; Creely, Edwin; Waterhouse, Peter – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
A strength-based approach to teaching digital literacies can advance language education for adults from refugee and migrant backgrounds, preparing them for life in a new country. This article draws on a 6-month ethnographic study at an adult English language center in Australia and explores teachers' perspectives and practices related to teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Adult Educators, Adult Students, Migrant Adult Education
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Costa, Ana L.; Vaz, Henrique; Menezes, Isabel – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Work as a place of activism is a vast field to be explored in adult education research, particularly within educational, social, and community intervention with people in situations of vulnerability. This qualitative study aims to unveil the richness of activists' learning processes and outcomes by reflecting on the pedagogy of professional…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Activism, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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St. Clair, Ralf; Käpplinger, Bernd – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Fifty years after the publication of "The Modern Practice of Adult Education," andragogy has significant presence in English-language adult education and related fields. This article takes stock of the development of this mid-century intellectual project. The context of mid-century adult education in North America is described, and the…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Education, Educational History, Theory Practice Relationship
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