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Bora Kim – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
This essay relates the learning journey that I have been on as a non-Indigenous post-secondary educator teaching college courses in an Indigenous community and engaging in learning and unlearning about Indigenous Peoples and their history and world views in Canada. What I wish I had known before teaching college courses on reserve includes (1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, College Faculty, Learner Engagement
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Jing Li; Asmita Lawrence – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
Adopting a "multiculturalism-from-below" approach and the perspective of public pedagogy, this study presents findings from a community-based research project that looked into a group of immigrant women writers' perceptions and experiences of everyday multiculturalism in the setting of a community writing workshop in Metro Vancouver, BC.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Community Programs, Writing Workshops
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Nancy Taber – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
In this field note article, I discuss my in-progress historical novel about privateering in the 17th century to demonstrate how adult education feminist theories of situated learning have influenced my fiction-based research. I introduce situated learning in gendered communities of practice, explain women's experiences in (para)military…
Descriptors: Novels, History, Adult Education, Feminism
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Michael Bernhard – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
Among the well-documented challenges faced by newcomers to Canada is the possession of Canadian experience (CE) as a prerequisite for successful entry into the labour market. Building on discussions that highlight the exclusionary functions of the CE discourse, this paper employs Dewey's concept of active and passive experience and applies a doing…
Descriptors: Migration, Adults, Foreign Countries, Labor Market
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Michael Bernhard; Christa Van Daele – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
This paper investigates a trajectory of forty years of evolving practices in grassroots community development in southwestern Ontario. We present it as a case study that yields fresh perspectives in socially transformative ways of knowing and discovering. In doing so, we aim to elucidate traditions in adult education and social transformation that…
Descriptors: Community Development, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Organizational Learning
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Elizabeth McNeilly – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
For many parents of transgender or non-binary children the experience is transformative learning (Mezirow, 1978). This life history study of 17 parents of children aged 6 to 29 comprised of 33 interviews, 10 participant journals, and an autoethnography. Findings from the data indicated parental learning was a holistic experience (Illeris, 2003), a…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Sexual Identity, LGBTQ People
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Conor Barker; Grace Madden; Bonnie Petersen – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
Returning to education to complete Grade 12 or improve high school grades after a period away can be an overwhelming and or anxiety inducing event for many students. Upon their return to education, many factors contribute to student persistence relating to completion in Adult Basic Education (ABE). It is essential to understand these factors to…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Students, Rural Areas, Reentry Students
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Jonathan Martel – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2023
Based on a systematic literature review, we demonstrate that college continuing education in Quebec is poorly represented in colleges' specialized publications and generally absent from the field of educational research, despite its importance in the field of professional and technical training. We first describe the context of adult college…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Colleges, Adult Students
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Baldwin, Cheryl K.; Magnuson, Doug – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2022
In this qualitative interpretivist study, we investigated the types of interactions and negotiations that supported or constrained adult education program planners' capacity to act, conceptualized as dignity. Data were drawn from interviews with 14 program planners working in collaborative partnerships in U.S. underperforming urban schools.…
Descriptors: Program Development, Adult Education, Capacity Building, Human Dignity
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Bourke, Alan; Tascón, Clara; Vanderveken, James; Ecker, Emily – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2022
This paper draws upon a case study of a campus-community partnership program in Ontario that delivers tuition-free college courses to low-income adult learners in community hub locations. By co-locating college classrooms in existing neighbourhood gathering places (i.e., a community centre and a public library), our research explores whether…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Low Income Students, Access to Education
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Fearon, Stephanie – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2022
Adult literacy is a pressing policy issue in Canada. Reports reveal immigrant communities as accounting for a relatively large share of the country's population experiencing low reading, writing, numeracy, and information processing skills. This paper explores how Black immigrant women who are adult literacy learners negotiate and reconfigure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Blacks, Mothers
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Prechotko, Christopher; Kirby, Dale – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2022
Little research has been conducted to examine the participation and persistence of adult basic education students in northern and rural Canada. This explanatory sequential mixed-methods study was conducted with adult learners to address this research deficit. The study consisted of questionnaire and interview phases. Using thematic analysis, five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Adult Basic Education, Rural Schools
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Tavares, Vander – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2022
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced instructors and students to work together under constantly evolving circumstances. The abrupt transition to online education has contributed to making the educational experiences of instructors and students more emotionally complex and intense. Growing attention has been directed toward understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Universities, COVID-19
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Trefzger Clarke, Lisa – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2022
This case study explores the experiences of nine female-identifying feminist public educators working with Ontario, Canada, sexual assault centres who regularly facilitate discussions about sexual consent and gender-based sexual violence in schools, post-secondary institutions, and community workshops. The educators discuss their experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Females, Public Education
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MacKenzie, Michael D. – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2022
While spirituality has emerged as a topic of interest in adult education, much of the current scholarship considers spirituality as distinct from religion. This literature review questions those conclusions, including the use of theistic terminology to describe a concept (spirituality) that many posit is non-theistic. Spirituality is also…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Religious Factors, Beliefs, Spiritual Development
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