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Davis, Brittany; Coryell, Joellen E. – Adult Learning, 2020
This study examines the role relationships have in learning among graduate students during a short-term cross-cultural field study in Italy. During group and personal reflections, students expressed the value of relationships and engagement, and how they perceived these experiences to influence their learning. Using relational learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Study Abroad, Graduate Students
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Housel, David A. – Adult Learning, 2020
This literature review explored areas that are often manifest in adult classrooms but insufficiently addressed or overlooked in preservice training and in-service professional development for educators of adults. Three overarching themes emerged: (a) educational background considerations (e.g., significant interruptions in formal education), (b)…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Andragogy
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Mohammadi, Arefeh; Grosskopf, Kevin; Killingsworth, John – Adult Learning, 2020
The U.S. workforce is increasingly comprised of older adults, women, and minorities who lack basic skills and are unable to acquire these skills through traditional educational and training programs. New approaches are needed to provide effective training to the adult learner and flexible support for nontraditional students who must balance…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning, Nontraditional Students
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Hill, Lilian H.; Conceição, Simone C. O. – Adult Learning, 2020
Doctoral education demands significant time, energy, financial, and emotional commitments. Depending on the characteristics of the doctoral student, barriers to completion and challenges with the doctoral process can require unique types of support. The purpose of this article is to examine perspectives expressed in the literature of varied…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Doctoral Students, Academic Persistence, Adults
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van Rooij, Shahron Williams – Adult Learning, 2020
This study explored the use of critical reflection blogs to integrate civic-mindedness into an executive education program at a large public university in the south Atlantic region of the United States. Although there is a robust literature on the use of blogs for critical reflection in degree programs, far less attention has been given to…
Descriptors: Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Davaasambuu, Sarantsetseg; Cinelli, Jessica; Zagari, Christine – Adult Learning, 2020
Background: Adult Student Priorities Survey (ASPS) from Ruffalo Noel Levitz was utilized to examine the level of importance and the level of satisfaction of continuing education students in allied health care and English as a second language (ESL) programs at Kingborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY. Method: Mean scores for both…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Noncredit Courses, Student Attitudes, Continuing Education
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Stephens, Mattyna L. – Adult Learning, 2020
Grandmothers are often referred to as the spiritual learners and leaders within families and often pass their religious teachings on to their children and grandchildren. This qualitative study investigated learning and human capital development among rural African American grandmothers (n = 10) caring for their grandchildren. The findings revealed…
Descriptors: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Females, Religious Education, Human Capital
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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne – Adult Learning, 2019
In adult education, we have skilled instructional designers, expertise in structuring learning events and delivering content, and we have robust learning theories to draw from, and yet the effective transfer of learning still seems elusive. Recent literature reviews on learning transfer indicate that a large percentage of adult learning does not…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Educational Practices
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia – Adult Learning, 2019
Whitney Zimmerman, writes about a dilemma she faced while coordinating and teaching an online undergraduate statistics course. The course included many short example videos, but students often requested video lectures. Such long videos contradict mainstream educational research that suggests videos be short in duration. Zimmerman, explains how the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon – Adult Learning, 2019
Adult educators in higher education settings often facilitate topics that stir difficult dialogues on race and racism. In the United States, an increased population of racially diverse individuals set against the backdrop of our current sociopolitical climate, suggests the need for authentic conversations surrounding race remain critical. By…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Adult Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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McClain, Adam – Adult Learning, 2019
This article will examine specific films that portray events or phenomena of adult learning and development, and how adult learning and development can be explored by studying the lives of the fictional characters in film. It will demonstrate how the use of contemporary film by adult educators and adult learners can enhance insights about people,…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Films, Adult Students, Fiction
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Rhodes, Christy M. – Adult Learning, 2019
There are few places more open and inclusive than an adult English language class. Or, are there? Although adult educators teaching in these multi-cultural and linguistically heterogeneous environments use practices designed to embrace their students' diverse ethnic and linguistic identities, they less frequently incorporate practices to be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, LGBTQ People, Literacy Education, English Language Learners
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Deer, Shannon; Baumgartner, Lisa – Adult Learning, 2019
In this article, the authors examine the value of survivor leaders in organizations helping women transition out of the sex trade and how organizations can best utilize survivor leaders. They interviewed 10 women who have been out of the sex trade from between 3 and 20 years. They found survivor leaders (a) created relatability for participants…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Females, Social Support Groups, Sexuality
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Zacharakis, Jeffrey – Adult Learning, 2019
The purpose of this research is to explore how older adults learn through play, which I denote as elder play. There is little research on how adults learn through play. This preliminary research uses grounded theory to analyze how six older motorcyclists learn through their play. Six themes emerge that are common to all interviewees: They are…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Learning, Motor Vehicles, Informal Education
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