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Carr-Chellman, Davin J.; Kroth, Michael – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Spiritual disciplines are practices of transformation intentionally pursued through the day-to-day actions of deeper living. The spiritual disciplines are conceptualized here in their relationship to profound learning. The authors contend that profound learners exhibit certain dispositions, such as curiosity, that facilitate continual growth.…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Intentional Learning
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Rosser-Mims, Dionne; Maloney, James – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
This manuscript examines the past and present frameworks for conceptualizing community, community-based education, and their relationship to transformative education/learning. A case is made for the importance of community-based education providers serving as a mechanism for the engagement for such learning.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Community Education, Relevance (Education), Leadership
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Lawrence, Randee Lipson – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
This article offers a reflective analysis on how the author came to a deeper understanding of transformative learning while collaborating on a research project with Patricia Cranton from 2012- 2014, resulting in "A Novel Idea: Researching Transformative Learning in Fiction," published by Sense Publishers in 2015. They read six…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Fiction, Dialogs (Language), Literary Devices
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Nerstrom, Norma – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Events or experiences that have a transformative effect on people's lives can have an even greater impact if they are documented and disseminated through books, articles, or other forms of media. Whether one learns of such episodes through personal interaction or published sources, these personal stories enrich and inform one's own life, providing…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Segredo, Mirta R.; Cistone, Peter J.; Reio, Thomas G. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Research regarding the association between emotional intelligence, leadership style and organizational culture has been inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to explore these relationships in elementary school settings. A non-experimental ex post facto research design was utilized to investigate four research hypotheses. Fifty-seven…
Descriptors: Correlation, Leadership Styles, School Culture, Regression (Statistics)
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Wegner, Theresa Marie – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
This qualitative study identified the factors that contributed to the success experienced by students with learning disabilities in their first year of college. The primary factors that emerged from student interviews were their attitudes about higher education, and their personal attributes including motivation, maturity, and persistence.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Self Determination, Qualitative Research, College Freshmen
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Kranzow, Jeannine; Bledsoe, T. Scott – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Self-directed learning (SDL), while essential to graduate student success and continued professional development beyond the degree, is rarely addressed intentionally in the college curriculum. In this mixed-method study with 91 participants from two counseling-related degree programs, researchers examined the impact of integrating a unit focused…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Independent Study, Mixed Methods Research, Counselor Training
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Chang, Bo – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Mezirow's (1978) transformative learning was influenced by Kuhn's (1962) paradigm and Freire's (1970) emancipatory learning. In this paper, the author provides readers a clear guide about the main components of transformative learning: Experience, critical reflection, and rational discourse. The author emphasizes that experience in transformative…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Experience, Critical Thinking, Reflection
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Zimmerman, Aaron Samuel; Kim, Jeong-Hee – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Narrative inquiry has been a popular methodology in different disciplines for the last few decades. Using stories, narrative inquiry illuminates lived experience, serving as a valuable complement to research methodologies that are rooted in positivist epistemologies. In this article, we present a brief introduction to narrative inquiry including…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Data Collection
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Khalil, Deena; Kier, Meredith – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
This article is about introducing Critical Race Design (CRD), a research methodology that centers race and equity at the nucleus of educational opportunities by design. First, the authors define design-based implementation research (DBIR; Penuel, Fishman, Cheng, & Sabelli, 2011) as an equity-oriented education research methodology where…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Design, Research Methodology
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Jones, Denisha – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
This article provides an overview of activist research and how it is used in various field including anthropology, social movements, and education. It discusses the impetus for incorporating activism into theoretical frameworks and research methodologies and the distinct aspects of activist research. Youth participatory action research is examined…
Descriptors: Activism, Participatory Research, Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship
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Mathews, Sarah A.; Lovett, Maria K. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Video participatory research (VPR) is an emergent methodology that bridges visual methods with the epistemology of participatory research. This approach is motivated by the "crisis of representation" or "reflective turn" (Gubrium & Harper, 2013) that promotes research conducted with or by participants, conceptualizing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Participatory Research, Adult Education, Research Methodology
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Deaton, Cynthia C. M.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
Design-based case studies address research questions that involve instructional innovations within a bounded system. This blend of case study and design-based research provides a systematic approach to examining instructional innovations that are bounded by perspective, context, and time. Design-based case studies provide a framework for engaging…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Instructional Innovation
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Boucher, Michael L., Jr. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
The use of photographs in ethnographic education research is an emerging method that promises to enable scholars to collect deeper, more meaningful data from individuals who may otherwise be silenced. When used to empower participants, photo methodologies can remove what Foucault (1980) described as the analytical "gaze," allowing for…
Descriptors: Photography, Ethnography, Adolescents, Research Methodology
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Kadhm, Sherouk J. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2017
This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties (reliability and validity) of the Arabic version of Sherouk's Critical Thinking Test. This test has four parts, each of which provides a story that is divided into an introduction and a scene; each story is then followed by a list of sensitive questions featuring two response options…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Psychometrics
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