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Panitsides, Eugenia A.; Moussiou, Ekaterini – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Why do inmates participate in educational activities? Is it for the main reasons that individuals belonging to general population do, or do the reasons differ significantly? The present study sought to determine the motives that drive adult prisoners to take part in educational programmes offered in prison. The study took part in Korydallos…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Males, Foreign Countries
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Iloh, Constance – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Online coursework is dramatically changing the higher education landscape, particularly for adult learners. And while research notes the way these courses increase college opportunity for post-traditional students, they have poor learning and completion out-comes at many of the institutions to which older students frequently enroll. The author…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Adult Learning, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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van Heerden, Carlien; Maree, Carin; Yazbek, Mariatha; Janse van Rensburg, Elsie S.; Leech, Ronell – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The neonatal field is constantly changing with the development of new evidence-based practice and technology. The purpose of this paper is to report on a research project that aimed to create a platform for continuous professional development to improve evidence-based neonatal practice using action research. Using Problem Resolving Action…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Nursing, Workshops, Neonates
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Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The self-study investigates my professional learning during participation, coordination and facilitation of a Curriculum Framework development project for Advanced Diploma in Adult Education with adult education academics from 10 South African universities. The potential for reflective questions as a key reflection and professional learning…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Teacher Educators
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Gravani, Maria N. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper presents a critical account of the extent and the ways in which learner-centred education approaches are used as a tool for enhancing adult learning in distance learning universities as well as the conditions and restrictions they face. The exploration is illustrated by qualitative data from interviews with eight adult educators and 16…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Adult Learning, Distance Education, Universities
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Wang, Victor X.; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine; Hansman, Catherine A. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Critical theory and transformative learning are two seminal theories that have incited a deluge of literature, fueled many discussions, and triggered much debate. Their relevance is enduring, and they are undeniably a great asset to the scholarship of adult education, but the two theories are far from fully developed or explored. Our purpose in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Transformative Learning, Adult Education, Ideology
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Bernhard-Skala, Christian – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The digitalisation of adult and continuing education involves both a societal challenge and a policy demand to harness digital media for effective adult and continuing education provision. Therefore, this article adopts an organisational perspective on adult and continuing education, raising the question of what management knowledge is needed to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Technology Integration, Community Education
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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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