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Kamisli, Merih Ugural – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to explore adult immigrant learners' perspectives and motivations for participating in an ESL program through the lens of McClusky's Theory of Margin. Nine adult immigrant ESL students were interviewed about their learning experiences. Creswell's (1994) systematic process informed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Godby, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
The predicted growth of the aged care sector in Australia, driven by the ageing population, is expected to create an increasing need for workplaces to support the development for all kinds and classifications of workers to undertake their work within multicultural settings. This paper describes and elaborates the necessary and increasing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Workplace Learning, Multicultural Education
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Rozvadská, Katarina – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
This is a study of the process of biographical learning and how it can be observed in narration. There have not yet been empirical studies focused explicitly on the learning aspects of biographical learning, as scholars have focused more on the biographical part of the concept -- more on the question of what is learned than of how it is learned.…
Descriptors: Biographies, Personal Narratives, Learning Processes, College Students
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Rooney, Donna; Young, Kirsty – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
This paper addresses the question of why young Australians with intellectual disability (ID) remain underrepresented in open employment despite significant investment by various stakeholders. It uses the analogy of Whack-a-Mole (an arcade game) to draw attention to the complexity young people face during transition, and to illustrate how…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Employment
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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
Many adult English learners enroll in U.S. Adult Basic Education programs every year. The federally defined goal of these programs is to increase adult learners' skills to enable them to enter the workforce, but it is not clear whether this purpose matches learners' own motivations for entering these programs. Using the lens of self-authorship…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, English Language Learners, Adult Students, Student Motivation
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Ahl, Helene; Hedegaard, Joel; Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
This paper proposes a new theory of Conditional Social Equality (CSE) which in some ways challenges the theory of cumulative advantage/disadvantage (CAD), which postulates that inequalities and social divisions necessarily increase over time. Using evidence from informal learning groups in Men's Sheds in three countries, we conclude that some…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Homogeneous Grouping, Single Sex Classes, Males
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Rodd, Piper; Sanders, Kellie – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
This paper provides insight into working-class parents' views of the structural and systemic injustices shaping post-school options and opportunities in contemporary Australia, drawing on interview data with a group of mothers living in growth corridor suburbs in the outer west of Melbourne. Illustrating aspects of Berlant's (2011) notion of…
Descriptors: Working Class, Parents, Mothers, Equal Education
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Tutar, Peri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
This study was conducted to evaluate the lifelong learning culture of teacher candidates within the framework of the concept of cultural capital, which Bourdieu defines as the sum of intellectual qualities. The study employed the survey model as a quantitative research method. The study universe consisted of 538 prospective teachers attending…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Lifelong Learning, Teacher Education
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Xu, Jian; Chan, Wai-wan Vivien – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
The article examines the experiences of Chinese PhD students doing research in China Studies as well as the experiences of their supervisors who supervise their research in Australian universities. By conducting semi-structured interviews with both PhD students and their supervisors, we aim to understand the expectations, concerns and challenges…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Asian Studies, Asians
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Soila Lemmetty; Kaisu Hämäläinen; Kaija Collin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
As the learning needs of adults grow in the workplace and society, there is a need to understand the specificities of adult learning and how to support and guide adult learning at work. This article explores the applicability of andragogical theory to learning at work. The research seeks answers to the following question: What are the (individual…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Adult Learning, Police, Information Technology
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Chunlin Yao; Jie Yang – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
The study explores the effects of working practice in cultivating Chinese university teachers' professional identities. It collects data from questions delivered in a presentation forum and individual interviews. After analysing data the study gets the following findings. Firstly, the reasons for participants choosing to be university teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Professional Identity, Job Satisfaction
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Catherine Arden – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
Workplace experiences are central to adults' learning and development, providing opportunities for significant and valuable lifelong learning. Research into adults' learning in volunteer work attests to its significance and value across the spectrum of adult learning, serving instrumental, social, and altruistic purposes for the learner and…
Descriptors: Altruism, Adult Learning, Work Experience, Rural Areas
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Emine Karaduman; Rukiye Bektas; Ozlem Unluhisarcikli – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
Informal learning activities and workplace learning constitute a substantial part of a PhD student's knowledge as an adult. It is essential to define the concept of workplace learning and the roles and responsibilities of doctoral students clearly and transparently while explaining how doctoral courses and workplace experience correspond to each…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Workplace Learning, Informal Education, Universities
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Sarojni Choy; Anh Hai Le – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
In an ever-changing world of work, workers are expected to maintain currency of changes through lifelong learning to sustain employment and transition into new jobs or occupations - as the need arises. Adult workers rely on affordances from societal, workplace, community and educational institution sources that offer opportunities - intentional or…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Workplace Learning, Adults, Lifelong Learning
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Peter Sawchuk – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2023
As life course research has long recognized, work and careers are what Pearlin (1988; p.259) describes as "durable arrangements" that serve to "organize experience over time." However, understanding (a) the specific impacts of the alienations and contradictions of work and society under capitalism as well as (b) the analytic…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Political Attitudes, Work Experience, Personal Autonomy
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