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O'Toole, Sean – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
The role of Australian corrections officers has changed considerably, with a move toward professionalization and higher education requirements. Management training and career development programs are part of the multidimensional learning opportunities now being offered to corrections officers. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Correctional Institutions, Foreign Countries, Job Training
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Cousins, Carolyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Among the barriers to learning for Aborigines are rigid institutional structures, focus on learning for gaining knowledge rather than application, and the individualistic framework of formal education. The population would be better served by two-way learning through relationships (knowledge sharing) and self-determination and control. (Contains…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Students
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Cousins, Carolyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Summarizes key issues in qualitative research: definitional debates, conceptions of truth and validity, selection of methods, recognition that research is not value free, and criteria for judging legitimacy. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Postmodernism, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Jeris, Laurel – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Online discussions and transcriptions of face-to-face discussions by graduate students (14 online, 14 on campus) were analyzed. Technical support was not available 24 hours a day to online students who were predominantly women. Online discussions were more student-to-student, classroom discussions student-to-teacher. The analysis suggests how…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Graduate Study
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Matheos, Kathleen; Kirby, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Interviews with students, administrators/faculty, and the Cree community in Manitoba explored delivery of postsecondary community-based education. The model of community-controlled education includes Cree culture (indigenous knowledge and traditions), university culture, and the negotiated interface of innovative delivery and instruction and a…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Community Control, Cree (Tribe), Foreign Countries
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Bhela, Baljit – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Analysis of Australian national and state policies and reports on adult literacy identified themes and issues: (1) movement from volunteerism to marketization to globalization; (2) fluctuations and reductions in funding; (3) changes in the role of professional associations due to political and educational agendas; and (4) increased ties to…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Competition, Educational Change, Financial Support
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Hill, Lilian H.; Moore, Allan B. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Interviews with 33 community development practitioners in 5 countries revealed the following sources that guide practice: (1) values and beliefs about community; (2) learning from colleagues; (3) literature-based theories; and (4) implicit, practice-based theories that are developed through reflection-in-action. (Contains 21 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Community Development, Community Organizations, Values
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McMurray, Adela J. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Graduate business administration students (n=55) were asked which model they used for action research projects: conceptual or a physical model visually depicting action research. The physical model was favored by 69%; most agreed that it helped them understand the process of action research, was easy to use, and flexibly applied to various…
Descriptors: Action Research, Diversity (Student), Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Childs, Merilyn; Ingham, Valerie; Wagner, Regine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) information on 38 Australian universities' websites was analyzed, with the following results: (1) research on universities' use of technology for student-institution interaction was lacking; (2) terms and definitions used for RPL were inconsistent, hard to find, or required a high level of knowledge; and (3)…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Credits, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Christie, Michael F. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Depicts the history of adult education in Sweden over the last 4 centuries, outlining factors that influenced development of its well-resourced infrastructure. Discusses politics, religious influences, industrialization, folk high schools, temperance societies, and workers' education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Folk Schools, Foreign Countries
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Carmody, Margaret – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
The first section describes visual and aural reading strategies for a women's literacy class, using literary analysis of a poem. The second recounts the same group's experience writing persuasive letters or short reports based on a museum visit, which enabled hands-on learning and integration of local and student knowledge. (SK)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Females, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education
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Fowler, Cathrine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Interviews with first-time mothers indicate the importance of informal, incidental, and experiential learning with peers and mentors such as their mothers. Although not always recognized as such, material knowledge is a crucial learning resource. (Contains 28 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Informal Education, Mothers, Parent Education
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Styles, Catherine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Exhibitions are a fundamental form of informal learning in museums. An exhibit should engage visitors in dialog with the material and its representation in a self-reflexive way in order to fulfill the museum's role of facilitating community dialog. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Exhibits, Informal Education, Museums
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Venkateswarlu, Tadiboyina – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Gives an overview of recent adult education in Canada. Describes the effects of information technology on delivery to adult learners. Discusses the tradeoffs among efficiency, equity, and market-driven education in Canadian universities. Considers universities' obligation toward less-developed countries in promoting literacy. (Contains 15…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Role, Continuing Education, Distance Education
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Thompson, Kelvin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
Reviews Literature on constructivism and adult learning in order to derive principles for technology-based professional development and curriculum design. (Contains 29 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educational Technology
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