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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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Coryell, Joellen E.; Sehin, Oleksandra; Peña, Cindy – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
This review of the literature offers an analysis of ways in which the theory and pedagogical concepts of cosmopolitanism have been employed across research in adult education contexts. Twenty-nine research articles and dissertations on cosmopolitanism and adult education, conducted in various geographical locations and adult education contexts,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Research, Educational Theories
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Smythe, Suzanne – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
This article reports on a study of adult literacy and learning in a public computing center where people contend with the new literacy demands of online government and other automated technologies. The study asks, (1) What literacy and learning practices are associated with digital governance? (2) What pedagogies support people to navigate digital…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Learning, Governance, Adult Education
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Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina; Blanken-Webb, Jane – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
This article develops a theoretical framework for analyzing adult learning in projects aiming to strengthen citizenship implemented by nongovernmental organizations, especially in the contexts of sub-Saharan Africa. On the basis of a review of international development research, we suggest that a new framework should address the need for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Nongovernmental Organizations, Adult Learning
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Yamashita, Takashi; Cummins, Phyllis A.; Arbogast, Annabelle; Millar, Roberto J. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
A growing segment of the U.S. workforce--older workers--face challenges such as a greater chance of being unemployed for a longer period of time than younger workers and skill obsolescence in contemporary societies. In an age of fast-paced economic and technological change, ongoing investment in human capital in the form of skill training…
Descriptors: Older Workers, Job Skills, Employment Patterns, International Assessment
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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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