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Kyle, Suzanne – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
This paper examines the changing adult education landscape in Ireland from the perspective of community education practitioners. It draws on qualitative research which highlights the challenges faced by practitioners in terms of their practice, their relationship with adult learners, and their sense of professional identity. The findings of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Connolly, Brid – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
This article aims to explore the recent promotion of reflective practice in teacher education and to draw on the thinking that has developed in adult education, particularly in feminist community education. It endeavours to unpack, briefly, the foundational theories that are promoted in teacher education and identify the failings inherent in these…
Descriptors: Feminism, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Education, Adult Education
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Wright, Angela – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
'Enquiry Based Learning' (EBL), as an engagement strategy to encourage lifelong learning, is the focus of this paper. Participants in this study are adult learners in full time employment who are returning to education, in many cases, after a substantial break. The empirical data was gathered from these students who are studying a master's in…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Inquiry, Masters Programs, Adult Students
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Elftorp, Petra; Coughlin, Barry; Hearn, Lucy – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
This paper draws on the qualitative findings of a PhD study which focused on the lived experiences of adult learners with dyslexia in Ireland. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 adult learners with dyslexia in 2014 and these findings, with particular relevance to adult learning in the recently restructured Further Education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Dyslexia, Adult Learning
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O'Sullivan, Dan – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
This study examines Early School Leaving (ESL) and resilience in young people aged 15-20. It explores effects of negative internalised stereotypes on Early School Leavers (ESLs). Three Positive Youth Development (PYD) programmes were used to challenge these stereotypes in one Youthreach centre. 19 participants recruited from a Youthreach centre…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents, Young Adults
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Breen, Fintan; Kelleher, Sarah; Ring, Emer; Stapelton, Seona – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
In 2015, an Interdepartmental Group (IDG) examining mechanisms to support access to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme for children with disabilities recommended the creation of a role of Inclusion Coordinator in early years' settings. LINC, an innovative competency-based adult continuing professional learning programme, is a…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Blended Learning, Professional Continuing Education, Inclusion
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Steel-Hawthorne, Isobel; Trotter, Syd; Bryne, Sinead; Morgan, Melissa – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
This case study tracks an established collaborative partnership between faith-based organisations and the local community of North Belfast. The initial stages of the project of implementing a welcome day, a cultural food and activities fest day and an Ulster University led Unblocking Potential programme. This set the scene for social cohesion and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Migrants, Community Programs
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O'Brien, Tom – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
Adult education is concerned with the redistribution of resources and the recognition of rights held by citizens and to have these rights respected (Honneth, 1995). Mental health is an important domain of rights that are disrespected and unprotected by the state. This article reflects on herbal medicine as a practice in adult education in response…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Mental Health, Medicine, Adult Educators
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Maunsell, Catherine – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2018
This article seeks to provide a contextual backdrop to this edition's focus on analysing the changes from the perspective of policy and practice since 2010, through presenting the findings of an in-depth analysis of the life histories of six adult educators, working in the field of adult education in the Republic of Ireland in the decades leading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Biographies
Cadogan, Eimer; McCarthy, Liam; Mangan, Mary – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
Adult education is under-researched and when quality is researched it is based on summative assessment, having implications for both policy and practice. Courses which deal with parenting often measure progress in this manner, missing out on the experience of learners. The present study uses conventional content analysis to examine the positive…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Experiential Learning
O'Neill, Jerry; Cullinane, Susan – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
Professional development is a fundamental, if sometimes, overlooked aspect of nurturing high quality adult education. Creating genuine and engaging spaces for such development presents a number of challenges for organisers in any one of Ireland's sixteen Education and Training Board's community education services who work with a tutor body that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Community Education
Coss, Sarah – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
This article is a feminist inquiry into the learning experiences of mothers in an informal parent support group and asks: What is quality education and how do we ensure we are identifying it appropriately? Drawing on feminist research and incorporating contributions from 16 women, this article highlights how a group of women identify their…
Descriptors: Mothers, Feminism, Informal Education, Dialogs (Language)
McKillican, Alex – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
This paper engages in a critical analysis of the educational theory of Paulo Freire. It is based on qualitative research which explores Irish adult literacy practice. The research harnesses the ontological aspects of Freire's theory; his interpretation of how human reality is constructed. Using this as the theoretical foundation for inquiry,…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Qualitative Research
Doyle, Patricia – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
The RECOVEU project is an effort to conceive of a quality-learning programme with equity for adult learners in recovery. It emerged in the context of European recommendations that member states support recovering users to access education in order to improve their chances of achieving social integration. However, by privileging the voices of those…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Social Integration, Access to Education, Addictive Behavior
McCormick, Freda – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2017
Despite an emphasis in government strategy on the provision of later life learning, little is known about the experiences of older people in their pursuit of such opportunities. This paper explores the extent to which middle-class retirees' learning needs are catered for in Northern Ireland. Data from semi-structured interviews suggest that the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Learning Experience
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