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Quigley, B. Allan – Adult Learning, 2004
Health literacy is an area of practice and study that is expanding so quickly in the United States and Canada that it is difficult to keep up with the literature--not to mention the steady stream of conference notices. While this is an exciting new development for both adult education and the health professions, the history of adult literacy is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy
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Quigley, B. Allan – Adult Learning, 2001
Increased use of practitioner research in literacy education is opening new vistas for grassroots knowledge. Such research affords new possibilities for professional growth, an improved image of literacy, and the potential to reduce illiteracy to minimal levels. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Literacy Education, Professional Development
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Quigley, B. Allan – Adult Learning, 1992
A study of two adult basic education centers compared 17 reluctant learners (early dropouts) with 20 persisters and found that, although reluctant learners value education, they have negative attitudes and experiences of schooling and drop out because of dissatisfaction with the lack of challenge and attention they receive. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Basic Education, Dropout Research, Educational Attitudes
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Quigley, B. Allan – Adult Learning, 1991
Adult education is based on two philosophies: the professional tradition and the social reformist tradition. The metaphor of the town meeting provides a forum for working out the future direction of the field. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends