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Brown, Lisa R., Ed.; Holyoke, Laura, Ed.; Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne, Ed.; McNamara, Billie, Ed. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
The American Association for Adult Continuing Education Conference Theme Adaptability, Flexibility, and Sustainability--Adult Education in Dynamic Times is a reflection of the association's global commitment to Transforming Lives and Communities across the spectrum. For the past three years, the American Association has worked to codify and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change, Art Education
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Schiavo, Martina – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was evaluating international office services at the university level considering potential improvement for English proficiency and assimilation in the American community for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Programs provided by these offices target different cultural…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Zhang, Yuan – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This paper investigates optimal practices for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, situated within the context of adult learning theories, with a specific focus on adopting Vygotsky's sociocultural perspective. The examination delves into the theory of genre and its role in constructing meaning within cultural and social contexts, exploring its…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese, Teaching Methods
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Rogers-Shaw, Carol; Hill, Lilian H.; Carr-Chellman, Davin – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Scholarly journals shape adult education research, disseminate knowledge, and serve readers worldwide. Journals' success depends on peer reviewers, yet editors face challenges securing reviewers. We discuss the galvanizing role of journals and issues contributing to reviewer reluctance. We explore strategies to encourage participation in the adult…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Peer Evaluation, Writing for Publication, Editing
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Barefield, Trisha – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This paper introduces a newly implemented arts-based space for reflection and identity development for students with disabilities (SWDs) in a disability services office in the American Southeast. This project aimed to help students make sense of their disability through creating a three-panel art project and an accompanying written description.…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Reflection, Self Concept, Students with Disabilities
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Neal, Makena – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
The literature on teaching centers and faculty development increasingly recognizes teaching centers are well-positioned to support institutional effectiveness activities. There is critical importance in collaborating with educators to establish topics of engagement, positioning, and partnership including the importance of stakeholder buy-in, which…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Educational Facilities, Design
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Williams, Janet M.; Pulido, Laurie – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
During the COVID-19 pandemic, an adult noncredit program in the California Community College system partnered with Ease Learning to help convert face-to-face courses to an online modality. Subsequent data revealed a misalignment in the courses' Student Learning Outcomes and Instructional Objectives which became a barrier to student success. Wile's…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Outcomes of Education
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Pickard, Amy; Belzer, Alisa – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Professors of adult education often encourage learners to engage in antiracist practice yet fail to make clear that this is easier said than done. "Teacher transparency" is one way to model adult educators' responsibility to be reflective, problematize practice, and deepen conversation and analysis during antiracist adult education…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Racism, Teacher Attitudes
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Maib, Heather Ebba; Holyoke, Laura; Gehrlein, Tricia – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Trauma-informed practices were initially designed for children; however, we argue that higher education is well-positioned to address the needs of adults as well. This paper discusses adopting trauma-informed practices in organizations and relational spaces. We also share preliminary findings from a qualitative pilot study that explored the…
Descriptors: Trauma, Higher Education, Caring, Intervention
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Rehak, Kimberly M.; McGinty, Jacqueline M. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
By leveraging research-backed strategies from the learning sciences, adult educators can help learners develop effective study habits that lead to deeper learning. This paper will discuss the harm in perpetuating neuromyths and how doing so can lead to negative outcomes for learners. Then, six strategies will be shared to help adult educators…
Descriptors: Science Education, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Outcomes of Education
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Park, Jiyea – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This paper reports the results of a qualitative study based on the feminist perspective and qualitative feminist interviews. Before their interviews, the 10 participants wanted to share their negative experiences of underemployment; however, deep conversations revealed that while their stories were negative, they were also positive. Through the…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Females, Feminism, Negative Attitudes
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Logston, Cory – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Virtual reality promotes prosocial behavior on various issues, including homelessness, ageism, and the environment. Recently researchers have explored the potential for a virtual reality experience to promote an empathic perspective transformation with promising results. The purpose of my proposed research is to investigate and explain the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Program Effectiveness, Transformative Learning
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Zhang, Yuan; Taylor, Jonathan E. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Whether an adult is motivated or unmotivated to learn depends on the actual learning experience. To further our understanding of English as a second language (ESL) learners and their language learning experience, this paper delves into the intricate realm of learning resistance. Ultimately, we seek to provide a comprehensive perspective on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Hougham, R. Justin – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Decolonizing science education takes many forms. One important facet of this work is connecting school-based projects to meaningful community engagement. A subset of science education that occurs in community context is environmental education. Engagement and diversity in environmental education are important initiatives. However, this field has…
Descriptors: Science Education, Decolonization, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship
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McGinty, Jacqueline M.; Rehak, Kimberly M. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Critical educational approaches challenge practices and structures that perpetuate inequalities. The goal is to surpass knowledge acquisition, emphasizing the interconnections of community and context. Twenty-first-century adult education environments must attend to digital literacy and aim to help close the digital divide. One way to address this…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Education, Influence of Technology, Adult Educators
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