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Hunter-Johnson, Yvonne, Ed.; Cherrstrom, Catherine A., Ed.; McGinty, Jacqueline, Ed.; Rhodes, Christy, Ed. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is dedicated to the belief that lifelong learning contributes to human fulfillment and positive social change. The mission of the AAACE is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Online Courses, Privacy
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Gutierrez, Jannette Wei-Ting Wang – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
All people should have equal rights. Educators must make sure that everyone is included and is treated fairly. Higher education institutions are considered more liberal and tolerant, yet there are marginalized students, such as those from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. In November 2018, the Taiwanese electorate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Homosexuality
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Kachur, Tracy A.; Barcinas, Susan J. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This paper presents findings from a qualitative case study that investigates how adult learners experience a student success-rich culture within a community college. The data includes 14 semi-structured interviews with ten adult learners and four institutional-academic representatives, in addition to supporting document analysis of national,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
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Stojanovic, Maja – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This paper focuses on the importance of multilingual literacy in the 21st century and, specifically, how adult learners across the globe can develop multilingual literacy skills necessary for successful communication and global citizenship. The paper includes a theoretical (research background, definitions, critical framework) and a practical…
Descriptors: Literacy, Adult Learning, Multilingualism, Citizenship
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Jiang, Shuaipu; Sun, Qi – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This paper explores the experience of how Chinese international doctoral students develop critical thinking. Narrative interviews are conducted. Narrative thematic analysis is adopted. Four big themes are generated, which are understanding of critical thinking, comparison and contrasts, factors contributing to development of critical thinking and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Critical Thinking, Comparative Analysis
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Robinson, Zachary Z.; Robinson, Petra A. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Technological and informational literacies, as described in the critical literacies advancement model are essential skills in today's technology-dependent society. In this paper, we illustrate how educators, by using social media (especially memes), can help students develop these and other literacies and thinking skills. These skills can lead to…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Information Literacy, Social Media, Critical Literacy
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Charkasova, Aynur – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The demand for U.S. temporary workers has doubled since the 1990s, especially after the technology boom. American employers have benefited from hiring foreign talent for STEM occupations. Despite the mandatory prevailing wage regulations, temporary skilled immigrants have been criticized for their "willingness" to work for lower wages.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Salary Wage Differentials, Skilled Workers, Science Careers
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Fleener, M. Jayne; Barcinas, Susan J. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This paper explores futures learning strategies enacted by ecosystem building futurists working with organizations and communities for social transformation and adaptation to uncertain futures. The research is based on interviews with futurists who work as ecosystem builders to understand the "what," "how," and "why"…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Change
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Braithwaite, Susan; Barcinas, Susan J. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The purpose of this paper is to share information on The Learning EMS Ethics Project, referred to as the LEEP project. LEEP is a long-term study of paramedic navigation of ethical dilemmas and decision making in prehospital care. The project additionally aims to contribute to the future development of future paramedic capacity building from…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Emergency Medical Technicians, Medical Services, Ethics
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Park, Sunyoung; Robinson, Petra A. – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine how academic coaches impact non-traditional student performance in a time-intensive online learning program for pursuing a master's degree in a public university. By adopting the analysis of variance (ANOVA) technique, we compared the academic performance of students in three courses with different numbers…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Performance Factors, Academic Achievement, Nontraditional Students
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Tan, Fujuan; Nabb, Lee – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Especially given the current emphasis on internationalization and globalization, international faculty members constitute an important part of the overall faculty of higher education in the US and abroad. Personal as well as professional well-being is important in retaining international faculty. While annual professional conferences, by design,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Individual Development, Well Being, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Yoo, Hyeon Jean – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
As the world's population is more interconnected by the Internet and mobile devices, older adults are expected to use Internet-based services, such as education, health, finance, and even communication. Despite the recent research that an increasing number of older adults are embracing digital lives, they face unique challenges due to age-related…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Barriers
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Wlodarsky, Rachel – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Wlodarsky and Walters' study explored the reflective practices of college faculty, as they defined reflection and discussed processes, which they used to facilitate reflection on their professional development. A qualitative coding strategy was used, then an analytic concept mapping procedure described by Novak and Gowen (1984) was employed.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Reflection, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Rogers-Shaw, Carol – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This article shares my experiences writing an autoethnographic dissertation in a creative split-page format that presents both systematic scientific analysis and artistic storytelling. It joins the evocative and analytic styles of autoethnography. It analyzes my experiences as an adult with a disability in an ableist society, offering a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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Warrner, Jennifer – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Technical skills are important in all industries. Most academic programs at higher education institutions focus on teaching technical skills. However, in addition to seeking candidates with strong technical skills, employers also seek candidates who have strong soft skills, such as communication, organization, and teamwork. This paper highlights…
Descriptors: Soft Skills, Academic Education, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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