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Riccardi, Veronica – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Known worldwide level as an expert in lifelong learning, Ettore Gelpi (1933-2002) devoted his most important 'educational struggles' to issues of discrimination in acquiring education, sustainable development, education for democracy and cultural pluralism. His engagement has involved all categories of 'minority', and he has been able to place the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Migration
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Tuckett, Alan – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This paper explores the characteristics of learning festivals and Adult Learners' Weeks and their use as tools of advocacy in seeking policy change on behalf of under-represented groups, and it considers their impact on public policy affecting adult learners. In addition, it reflects on the role of the week in celebrating a culture of adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Dusi, Paola; González-Falcón, Inmaculada – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
In Italy, 9.2% of school students come from a migrant family. Of these, 55.3% were born in Italy itself. With the data revealing a situation in which these young, second-generation migrants face educational disadvantages that lead to structural inequality and social injustice, we ask: which adults are supporting them during their education? We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Young Adults, Socialization
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Gravani, Maria N.; Hatzopoulos, Pavlos; Chinas, Christina – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Migration as a political process and migrants as political subjects or as active participants in the educational process are largely absent from the adult education system in the Cypriot context. This article attempts to inquire on this absence by offering a critical analysis of key policy texts and proposals as well as prominent programmes and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migration, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Öbrink Hobzová, Milena – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Sweden has been the target country for migrants and refugees for many decades now. One important tool for the integration of newcomers is the language classes called 'Svenska för invandrare' (Swedish for Immigrants). The aim of this article is to answer how Swedish for Immigrants has developed to respond to changes in attitudes to integration and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Refugees
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Slade, Bonnie L.; Dickson, Nicola – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Globally, there is an 'inadequate' amount of data on the participation of migrants and refugees in adult learning and education. This paper makes a contribution to filling this knowledge gap by presenting new empirical research and analysis on the broad adult learning and education policy framework for refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Adult Education, Adult Students, Females
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Grotlüschen, Anke; Chachashvili-Bolotin, Svetlana; Heilmann, Lisanne; Dutz, Gregor – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Integration is more than work and school: It consists of socio-political participation as well. Even without citizen's rights, migrants have an opinion on whether they 'have a say' in the host or dominant society. This expression -- having a say -- is emblematic, because it is a well-known survey question, also used in the Program for the…
Descriptors: Adults, Migrants, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries
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Davaasambuu, Sarantsetseg; Zagari, Christine – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The study examined students' needs and satisfaction at the Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY. Purposive sampling method was used to examine the needs and satisfaction of the allied healthcare programme and the English as a Second Language programme students. Results of the focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Noncredit Courses, Student Needs
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Wang, Victor; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine; Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Adult learners can have well-established 'ways of knowing', so a process of transformation represents learning that challenges them to discover new ways of thinking. Transformative learning is thus a frame for the practice of adult educators. The affordances of technologies can be exploited to facilitate transformative learning in adult learning…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Epistemology, Technology Uses in Education, Adult Education
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Jasti, Naga V. K.; Kota, Srinivas; Venkataraman, P. B. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The objective of the article is to establish the significance of a simulation laboratory especially simulation exercises for continuing education students in lean manufacturing course. Subsequently, identify the influence and analysis of these simulation exercises in exploring, understanding and implementing lean strategies in various contexts.…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Simulation, Laboratories, Manufacturing
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Tyson, Michele A. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Adult learners have identified financial challenges in their pursuit of a college education. While it is understood that tuition and other educational expenses are among these challenges, perspectives on daily financial challenges and their impact on college-going are not as heavily represented in the literature. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Females, Undergraduate Students, Student Costs
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Neuwirth, Lorenz S.; Jovic, Svetlana; Mukherji, B. Runi – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has required faculty and students to adapt to an unprecedented challenge and rapidly transition from traditional face-to-face instruction to distance learning formats through virtual classrooms. While most campuses trained faculty to ensure quality and maintenance of the curriculum through virtual classrooms,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
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Reese, Renford – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
The Reintegration Academy was founded in 2009. It was the first program of its kind in the United States to bring a group of parolees to a college campus for an extended period for academic programming. Since its inception, the Reintegration Academy has collaborated with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Division of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Adult Students
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Mangus, Lauren; Somers, Cheryl; Yoon, Jina; Partridge, Ty; Pernice, Francesca – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This study examined the extent to which variance in college student achievement was explained by self-efficacy, motivation, study habits, extracurricular activity involvement, perceptions of social support and perceptions of support from faculty, as well as perceptions of university support. Participants were 195 college students from a large,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Study Habits
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Montero-Hernandez, Virginia; Drouin, Steven – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This study explores the narratives of first-generation, Latinx graduate students whose parents emigrated from Mexico. We aimed to understand the life trajectories of six participants, particularly the ways in which they made sense of graduate education (MA and EdD) as part of their personal journeys, identity and practice as educators. Focus…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Hispanic American Students, Adult Students, Graduate Students
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