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Brown, Tony – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Adult education has the power to change lives, and in Australia has always been made up of educators and providers capable of adapting to the changing environments around them. Today, however, there is declining support for adult education at a time when there is growing public disenchantment with the political system, an uncivil public discourse,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Political Attitudes
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Williamson, Frances; Durnan, Deborah; Edwards, Tannia; Waites, Mary – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Previous studies have documented the personal transformation that many low literate adults undergo when they engage in literacy campaigns. In particular, research has captured how improved literacy leads to a greater willingness and capacity to speak out, or what is often referred to as voice. This paper focusses on the impact of an adult…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Literacy, Indigenous Populations
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Weuffen, Sara; Andrews, Tulsa; Roberts, Kate – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Despite their position as providers of tertiary education, universities sit beyond normalised discourses of education where qualifications, registration, and continuing professional development are concerned. In this case study, we explore how participation in an academic induction program (AIP) builds foundational andragogy knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Teaching Skills
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Lin, Yi-Yin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Previous research has made it clear that older learners are mainly learning for learning's sake. However, few studies have explored the intrinsic aspects of older learners' motivation in detail; also, the factors that influence their learning motivation remain under-researched and under-theorised. To address this gap, this survey-based…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Older Adults, Adult Students, Predictor Variables
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Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Adult community Education (ACE) is a recognisable education sector that offers accessible lifelong learning opportunities that are learner-centred and needs based. The Australian ACE scan profiles the sector in terms of its programs, features and provider types. The scan outlines ACE program participants, outcomes and the policy areas they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Programs, Lifelong Learning
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Meier, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
It is during their late teens and early twenties that most students attend a university or other institution of higher education. Biologically, these students are adults. However, studies show that there is a delay in maturing. Arnett (2000) introduced the term "emerging adulthood" in reference to the stage of life between adolescence…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adult Education, Andragogy, Developmental Stages
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Billett, Stephen; Dymock, Darryl – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
The origins and focuses of adult education across Western countries are often about meeting adults' needs, and for purposes they have nominated, not those compelled by others. Unlike other sectors (e.g. schools, vocational colleges and universities) that were mainly initiated and sustained by church or state, adult education has long been grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Students, Student Needs
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Amundsen, Diana – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
This article offers a historical analysis of the past sixty years of adult learning in Aotearoa New Zealand and critically appraises events which have shaped today's context. Drawing on a substantial body of research by key adult educators, researchers and scholars, the review assesses historical, socio-cultural, and political factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational History
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Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette; Weadon, Helen – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Our paper uses a qualitative, case study approach to critically examine the role of community involvement in learning to adapt and develop resilience in the face of disaster. Within a decade, the already disadvantaged, small, Australian rural community of 'Bellbird' faced three catastrophic, human induced disasters: the Millennial Drought (1996 to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Natural Disasters, Pandemics
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Boughton, Bob – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
When the Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE) was established in 1960, Australia was locked into a global conflict between capitalism and communism, known as the Cold War. With anticommunism at fever pitch, AAAE's founders who were fighting to retain some influence with Australian universities and with government funding authorities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational History, Social Systems
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Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
This paper poses three research questions, based primarily on evidence from six decades of the Australian Journal of Adult Education (AJAL, 2000-present) and its antecedent journals dating back to 1961. Firstly, it asks what was the context for establishing a national adult learning association, Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Professional Associations, National Organizations
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Harrison, Ursula; Ollis, Tracey; Ryan, Cheryl – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
Neighbourhood Houses are significant sites of community-based adult learning spaces that are empowering, supportive and caring. They embody inclusive community development processes and adult learning practices that facilitate formal, informal, and incidental learning. Practices in these sites of social inclusion support relationships and shared…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Community Organizations, Interpersonal Relationship, Adult Students
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Wheeler, Leone; Tabbagh, Diane – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to explore the development of a learning community/city approach within Wyndham City, Victoria, Australia. The journey commences with a discussion of the demographic and economic context in which Wyndham has established its Learning Community Strategies. The development of Wyndham's Learning Community is placed in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Urban Areas, Sustainability
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Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
This timeline focuses on the main developments in the field of Adult and Community Education (ACE) in Australia from the formation of the first national association, Australian Association of Adult Education, (AAAE) in 1960 to the present association, Adult learning Australia (ALA). It is based primarily on documentary evidence available in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, National Organizations, Periodicals
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Mullen, Clayton; Mariam, Yohannes – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Power engineering certification in Canada comprises a hierarchical, graduated system available to both young and adult learners. This paper offers insight into the knowledge gap regarding factors influencing Canadian power engineers' decision to pursue advanced certification in the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, with implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Barriers, Engineering Education
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