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Curran, Vernon; Gustafson, Diana L.; Simmons, Karla; Lannon, Heather; Wang, Chenfang; Garmsiri, Mahyar; Fleet, Lisa; Wetsch, Lyle – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Mandatory continuing professional education is accepted across many professions as a re-credentialing mechanism to maintain professional competency. Self-directed learning is a widely recognized type of learning to meet mandatory continuing professional education requirements. The nature and characteristics of self-directed learning has been…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Independent Study, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Schattman, Rachel E.; Kaplan, Marjorie; Aitken, Hannah M.; Helminski, Jennifer – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Agricultural and forestry advisers and other technical service providers play an important role in supporting farmers and foresters to adapt to climate change. However, not all agricultural and forestry advisers are comfortable talking about climate change with land managers. While there is a demonstrated interest related to climate-related…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Forestry, Agricultural Education
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Mikulec, Borut – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
International and European intergovernmental organisations and the adult education research community all emphasise the importance of well-qualified personal working in the field of adult education. However, as previous research has shown, the diversity of the field is a 'challenge' to the greater professionalisation of adult education. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Kassim, Zarina; Aishah Buang, Nor; Halim, Lilia – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Only 23% of Malaysian workforce has tertiary education compared to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries such as Singapore and Finland that have tertiary education with an average of 28% and around 35%, respectively. This study investigates perceived needs lifelong learning programmes for professionalisation among the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blue Collar Occupations, Professional Identity, Lifelong Learning
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Egetenmeyer, Regina; Breitschwerdt, Lisa; Lechner, Reinhard – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Within the discourse about the professionalisation of adult and continuing education, an extensive discussion about how adult and continuing education can become a profession has taken place. Based on 'classic professionalisation theories', which are guided by the concept of 'traditional professionals', this discussion was about the fulfilment of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Continuing Education, Adult Educators, Professionalism
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Taylor, ZW; Bicak, Ibrahim – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Although adult learners (aged 25-34) have comprised over 33% of all enrolled students in US institutions of higher education, researchers have consistently found adult learners are under-supported by federal and institutional financial aid, leading these students to experience high dropout rates and low graduation rates. To better understand what…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
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Toiviainen, Hanna; Kersh, Natasha; Hyytiä, Jaakko – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The recent debate on active citizenship and adult education has been strongly underpinned by the discussion on how active citizenship could be exercised in a way that would promote inclusion and participation. The paper focuses on the role of adult educators in encouraging young adults in vulnerable life situations to become active citizens…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adult Educators, Teacher Role, At Risk Persons
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Remenick, Lauren – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
While nontraditional students are a growing population in colleges and universities today, their presence can also be seen throughout history. National policies and practices throughout United States history enabled a more diverse population of students to enter higher education, thus increasing the nontraditional student population. In this…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, College Credits, Educational Policy
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Strom, Robert D.; Strom, Paris S. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
What should grandparents be expected to learn in longevity societies experiencing rapid social transformation? Grounded theory was initially applied to identify assumptions, goals and curriculum. The Grandparent Strengths and Needs Inventory was developed to record the observations of grandparent attitudes and behaviours as seen by grandparents,…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Adult Learning, Social Change, Grounded Theory
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Stenvall, Jari; Kinder, Tony; Kuoppakangas, Paivikki; Laitinen, Ilpo – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
All successful public service innovations require learning and just as importantly and often more deeply, unlearning. This research investigates the unlearning of health professionals focusing on the issue of why and how unlearning happens at an individual level for health care professions in the transition from product logic to service-dominant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Personnel, Problem Based Learning, Health Services
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Didier, Nicolás – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This article aims to present the lifelong education system of Chile from a functional and institutional point of view, in an attempt to describe its strategy. This paper covers both formal education and graduate studies, which were analyzed systematically from the institutional framework and experience of Chile. A comprehensive review of open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Humes, Walter – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This paper uses the personal histories of two men, born in the same decade and both involved in the field of adult education in Scotland, to illustrate contrasting responses to the social and political changes taking place in the early 20th century. In methodological terms, it draws on recent writing on the relationship between biography and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Biographies, Social Change
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw; Fourie-Malherbe, Magda; Frick, Liezel – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
Adult learners have unique educational needs that require attention from Higher Education Institutions, facilitators and industry. While several theories and policies have been developed to address the bourgeoning educational challenges confronting adult learners in Higher Education Institutions, not much has been achieved in the wake of growing…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Higher Education
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Karmelita, Courtney E. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
Transition programs have emerged as a support for adult learners seeking college education. Adult learners' perspectives are missing in the literature on transition programs. To better support adult learners in transition programs, it is essential to understand their experiences and perspectives. Using Schlossberg's Transition Theory (Anderson,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Student Experience, Transitional Programs
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Richards, Cameron – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
Many educators interested in notions of 'learning through or from experience' are influenced by Kolb's basic model of experiential learning. Yet as a set of stages, the model involves a dilemma acknowledged by Kolb himself that it can proceed from either concrete experience or abstract conceptualisation. The paper builds on Kolb's insights about a…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, Experiential Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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