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Andrews, Katrina; Bath, Debra; Smith, Calvin – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
The therapeutic working alliance by Bordin has been demonstrated as a 'common ground' variable attributable to change in identified change enterprises, including education. In this context, working alliance (renamed learning alliance) has been empirically demonstrated to predict positive on-campus student outcomes. However, minimal research…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Replication (Evaluation), Measures (Individuals), Postsecondary Education
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Palesy, Debra – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This paper elaborates how home care workers develop skills in their workplaces after only brief classroom manual handling training and suggests how this development may be supported in situations of relative social isolation. A qualitative approach was adopted for this inquiry, in which new home care workers were directly observed and interviewed…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Case Studies, Home Health Aides, Foreign Countries
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Laitinen, Ilpo; Kinder, Tony; Stenvall, Jari – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
The paper argues that from a new public governance and service management perspective, local public services are best conceptualised as service systems in which users co-produce and co-design; this differentiates public from private services, which have lower of trust and shared values resulting in a goods-dominant logic and are an alternative to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Services, Case Studies, Design
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Jenkins, China; Alfred, Mary – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the motivation for White professors in higher education to become culturally inclusive in their teaching practices and the transformational experiences that created this motivation and shaped their development. The findings revealed personal convictions that centred on moral obligations towards teaching was…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Whites, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation
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Choi, Jinhee; Kim, Junghwan – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This article aims to examine the government-centered lifelong learning model of South Korea using two representative lenses of lifelong learning: Nordic and neoliberal models. By investigating the socio-economic and political backgrounds of lifelong learning in South Korea, we address how South Korea has developed an original lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Models
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Uzama, Austin; Walter, Pierre – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This paper examines the benefits of incorporating ecotourism programs into the adult education curriculum. Social education and lifelong learning ("shougai gakushuu") are terms used to refer to adult education and related activities in Japan. Adult education originated immediately after Second World War with the enactment of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Social Responsibility, Ecology
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Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the benefits of higher education in mid-life from the perspective of life course agency. Studies concerning the benefits of degree-oriented higher education have been mainly conducted using survey questionnaires and quantitative methods. In order to gain a more comprehensive picture, this qualitative…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Midlife Transitions
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Phillips, Lindsay A.; Baltzer, Carolyn; Filoon, Lisa; Whitley, Cynthia – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
Purpose: This study examined adult students' perspectives on what characteristics make for successful teaching and learning environments in the adult student classroom. Methodology: One hundred and thirty-two adult students (ranging in age from 22 to 70) participated in a mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) survey. Findings: Adult…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Preferences, Success, Teacher Characteristics
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Karalis, Thanassis – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This article presents a study conducted after the onset of the economic crisis in Greece. The study lasted for more than five years and was organized by the Research Institutes of Trade Union Confederation of Greece and the Hellenic Small Enterprises Institute of the Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants. Using a mixed…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Impact, Economic Factors, Access to Education
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Tambaum, Tiina – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This study analyses how teenaged instructors paired with older learners make use of scaffolding. Video data were categorised according to 15 types of direct scaffolding tactics, indirect scaffolding, and unused scaffolding opportunities. The results show that a teenager who is unprepared for the role of an instructor of Internet skills for older…
Descriptors: Tutors, Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Internet
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Richardson, Sydney D. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This study demonstrates adult women college students overcoming challenges due to mistreatment in order to succeed academically. Asking each participant to tell her life story allowed the researcher to find common narratives of mistreatment among them, while using critical feminist and constructivist theories for analysis. As a result, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Womens Education, Academic Persistence, Personal Narratives
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Laitinen, Ilpo; Piazza, Roberta; Stenvall, Jari – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
Our research is a comparative qualitative study. The material has been gathered from the cities of Helsinki and Catania. The target cities showcase varied successes and models of smart cities. In the cities, key people involved in the smart city concept--with different kinds of professional backgrounds--were interviewed, both individually and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Repo, Saara; Lehtinen, Taina; Rusanen, Erja; Hyytinen, Heidi – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
The focus of this study is on Open University students' entry-level critical thinking skills. The research questions were: how are students' age, and level and discipline of previous education related to critical thinking skills; is the level and discipline of previous education connected to the accuracy of students' self-evaluation of their…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Open Universities, College Students, Critical Thinking
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Tan, Charlene – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This article explores a Confucian perspective of self-cultivation in learning and its implications for self-directed learning. Focussing on two key Confucian texts, "Xueji" (Record of Learning) and "Xunzi," this essay expounds the purpose, content, process and essence of self-cultivation in learning. From a Confucian viewpoint,…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Independent Study, Moral Values, Transformative Learning
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Roessger, Kevin M.; Greenleaf, Arie; Hoggan, Chad – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
To overcome situational hurdles when researching transformative learning in adults, we outline a research approach using single-case research designs and smartphone data collection apps. This approach allows researchers to better understand learners' current lived experiences and determine the effects of transformative learning interventions on…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Transformative Learning, Case Studies, Courseware
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