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Graham, Janna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Adult education in art galleries sits on a fault line, at once an apparatus upholding the affirmative aspects of museum culture cultivated by global elites, a propellant in the whirring of an increasingly dislocated set of events on trendy and consumable political themes, and a site for 'allyship' and other kinds of radical and socially…
Descriptors: Art, Museums, Adult Education, Transformative Learning
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Taber, Nancy – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
In this autoethnographic narrative article, I apply a feminist antimilitarist lens to discuss how the critical learning that museums can facilitate can provide a powerful pedagogic lens into the past and present, particularly when connected to self. These sites can illuminate the strength of women as they encounter/ed individual and societal…
Descriptors: Museums, Fiction, Ethnography, Feminism
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Sitzia, Emilie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
In the wake of new museology and constructivist learning theories, the traditional unidirectional educational role of the museum has been contested and challenged. Museums have the potential to be progressive pedagogical sites and are an ideal terrain to explore educational theories and attitudes. Jacques Rancière, in his seminal book "The…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Museums, Educational Practices, Role of Education
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Voelkel, Micki; Henehan, Shelli – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
American popular culture romanticises relationships between sex workers and their customers; novels, films and television depict prostitutes as innocents in need of rescue by a wealthy or powerful man. Miss Laura's Social Club, a restored Victorian brothel in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA, functions both as an informal house museum and the visitor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Historical Interpretation, Sex, Qualitative Research
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Clover, Darlene E. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Although burdened by legacies of elitism, exclusion and paternalism, some public museums are attempting to respond to the socio-environmental problems currently facing our planet by developing critical non-formal educational activities to foster consciousness and change. This article explores one such response; a six-week non-formal course…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Arts Centers, Museums, Foreign Countries
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Spring, Lauren; Smith, Melissa; DaSilva, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Consciousness-raising practices at the heart of feminism remain one of the most vital components of transformative learning theory and provide the foundation for its constructivist underpinnings. Recently, there has been a call for educators to employ consciousness-raising practices outside of traditional classroom settings and to focus greater…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Transformative Learning, Feminism, Arts Centers
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Barabasch, Antje – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Recent developments in Europe show that policymakers acknowledge the role of qualitative research in evidence building. A number of qualitative research studies, including narrative inquiry, have been contracted out to gather information into selected policy issues. The management of career transitions and lifelong learning has become a focus of…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Qualitative Research, Policy, Lifelong Learning
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Marcaletti, Francesco; Iñiguez Berrozpe, Tatiana; Koutra, Kleio – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Education is the main vehicle for empowering adults, and can contribute to community wellbeing. However, regarding mature adults (MAs) (over 45 years old), age has been identified in various studies as a significant barrier to accessing educational activities. This paper focuses on MAs' motivations to learn through an exploratory survey undertaken…
Descriptors: Barriers, Older Adults, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Papaioannou, Eleni; Gravani, Maria N. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether and through what mechanisms vulnerable adults are empowered through a second-chance education programme. At the same time, the paper aims at unveiling the obstacles hindering learners' empowerment process and making suggestions for the improvement of the educational programme fostering further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, At Risk Persons, Empowerment
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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
An increasing number of mayors are adding 'learning' to traditional city responsibility for sewers, roads, parks, garbage and dog-catching. However, just like in the 1970s, there is uncertainty about what is meant by 'learning' and considerable variance embedded in the notion of 'city'. Some Learning City advocates look to UNESCO's Faure and…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Political Attitudes, Conferences (Gatherings), Lifelong Learning
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Walker, Judith; Walter, Pierre – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article critically examines how news media, as a form of public pedagogy, functioned to 'educate' the public about the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota, USA. Drawing on literature in public pedagogy, social movement learning and communication studies, we employed ethnographic content analysis to identify emergent patterns,…
Descriptors: News Media, Newspapers, News Reporting, Social Action
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Mentz, Elsa; Van Zyl, Sukie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article reports on an explorative study into the relationship between the implementation of cooperative learning strategies and students' self-directedness in learning. Participants in this study were first-year Computer Applications Technology student teachers. Students completed a self-directed learning questionnaire at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Preservice Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Auckland, Stuart; Kilpatrick, Sue – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The paper explores the processes by which two Australian rural communities established Community Learning Plans (CLPs). It acknowledges the role of CLPs as contributors to social and economic change through influencing employment rates, income equity, social cohesion and reduction in poverty. In addressing the research question: What factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Community Characteristics, Social Capital
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Golonka-Legut, Joanna Anna; Pryszmont-Ciesielska, Martyna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
On examining today's research practices in the area of social sciences, one can perceive a distinct interest in biography. Observation of the lives of individuals, (re)cognising social micro worlds from the perspective of individual biographies, and analysis of -- and searching for -- meanings of individual life experiences are subjects of great…
Descriptors: Adults, Biographies, Autobiographies, Informal Education
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Ritchie, Genevieve – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
In the wake of the most recent refugee crisis the private sponsorship programme re-emerged in Canada as a just and novel solution to precarious migration. The private sponsorship programme expands the role of civil society in humanitarian resettlement, while simultaneously depicting the programme as a grassroots movement of engaged and active…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Neoliberalism, Government Role
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