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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Olson, Joann S., Ed.; Murray, Lauren, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
The 43rd annual conference of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) was held at the University of Central Florida in March 2019. Papers in these proceedings include the following: (1) How does Experimental Learning Increase Skills and Knowledge Acquisition and Retention in the Non-Traditional Adult Learner? (David Antico); (2) CHAT and…
Descriptors: Working Class, Scholarship, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Wray, Christina C.; Montgomery, Renee C. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
Many of the research skills needed to succeed in higher education are never explicitly taught. Most students learn through experience and exposure. However, working-class students don't always grow up in academic environments that provide the same exposure to these skills. This paper will explore ways to help working-class and non-traditional…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Research Skills, College Students, Working Class
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Garcia, Nancy; Soremi, Modupe – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
This paper explores the collective experiences of two academics teaching in Beijing, China. Emphasis is placed on the impact of this experience on personal and professional development. In addition, this paper will provide recommendations for embarking on a professional assignment abroad. Thus, by sharing experiences, challenges, and strategies,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Overseas Employment
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Gernatt, Joshua; Coberly-Holt, Patricia – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
Graduate students face writing anxiety and low self-efficacy regarding writing research papers. Holladay (1981) addressed the negative characteristics of anxiety in graduate students by writing: "They are frightened by a demand for writing competency, they fear evaluation of their writing because they think they will be rated negatively, they…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Research Reports
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Wilkerson, Amanda; Samuels, Shalander – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
The purpose of this article is to enhance understanding of how Black female working class adult scholars cultivated support and advancement in the academy with the goal of entering the professoriate. In this critical ethnography, the authors elaborate on the concept of empowerment agent to detail how professionals within the academy created…
Descriptors: Empowerment, African Americans, Females, Scholarship
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Rambur, Shawna – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
The U.S. job market increasingly seeks culturally responsive, multilingual employees a goal poorly aligned with U.S. higher education policies. This paper reviews recent K-16 enrollment in foreign language courses, with a focus on higher education. The individual and societal case for foreign language immersion throughout the educational pipeline…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy
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Coulter, Xenia; Mandell, Alan – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
In the authors' conference presentation, they sought to emphasize that in his well-known book, "Democracy and Education" (1916), John Dewey's goal was to describe an education appropriate to a democracy. They point out that he also believed that his approach was a more humane way of teaching and, as many have argued since (e.g., Paley,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Adult Learning, Democracy, Humanistic Education
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Anticol, David – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
In today's educational and workforce settings, the desire is for students to not only have "book knowledge" but also the ability to implement that knowledge into skills and abilities. Those desires are often met with decreasing time and money in order to help foster those knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA). Experimental Learning is a…
Descriptors: Experimental Programs, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Military Training
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Sherron, Todd; Cherrstrom, Catherine A.; Boden, Carrie; Wilson, Lindsey – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
Prior learning assessment (PLA) supports student persistence, shortens time-to-degree, and boosts degree completion, particularly for post-traditional (adult or non-traditional) students and underserved populations. This proceeding examines an innovative approach to PLA using block credit. Administered within the award-winning Department of…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Best Practices, Adult Students
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Bellue, Kyle – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
This paper examines the potential causes of gender exclusion and the tension women face within the military today by drawing upon Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) to examine the interaction of mediating tools within the military, as well as cultural and historical factors, that inhibit gender inclusivity. Using this theory, contradictive…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Females, Military Personnel, Cultural Influences
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Marade, Angelo – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
This literature review demonstrates that many working-class adult-learners continue to face challenges during their quest for new meaning in their lives. Many adults in workplace settings find themselves in environments with very little support. Consequently, adult learners rely on the academic community as their main source of emotional and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Working Class, Adult Students, Student Needs
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Coberly-Holt, Patricia; Elufiede, Kemi – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
We currently find ourselves in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, a time when everything around us is evolving at an exponential pace, which is disrupting virtually every industry around the globe. With today's transformations and changes in the workplace, there are skills needed to remain employed. As we continue along this path,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Industrialization, Thinking Skills
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Isbell, Janet Kesterson; Baker, Julie C.; Potter, Darek; Ezell, Laura – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
As the economy became the driving force behind education policy in recent decades, postsecondary education planners and policymakers turned their attention to older adults. In Tennessee, the state launched its "Drive to 55" campaign to increase the number of residents earning postsecondary degrees. Along with these changes came the call…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Nontraditional Students
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Lyons, Nicole – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
In this study, the researcher wanted to answer the following research question: How do K-12 assistant principals and principals develop their leadership skills and practices on the job after their pre-service programs in various school contexts? The researcher used purposive sampling, gathering participants from a state association of school…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Skill Development, Educational Research, Assistant Principals
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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Olson, Joann S., Ed.; Murray-Johnson, Kayon, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
The 42st annual conference of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) was held at the University of Central Florida in March 2018 and explored the theme, "Quality of Life in Adult Learning." The purpose of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) is to help institutions of higher education develop and sustain learning…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Best Practices
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