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Szymanski, Sharon; Wells, Richard – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article proposes a "pedagogy of popular political economy" in a Labor Studies program to counter a historical legacy of racism and draw on students' respect for expertise to help them see through the distortions of the day.
Descriptors: Labor, Labor Education, Labor Economics, Racial Bias
Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article focuses on the use of "narrative disclosure" as a pedagogical strategy whose goal is to respond critically to and challenge the ideology of White supremacy.
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Bias, Educational Strategies, Ideology
Gnanadass, Edith; Merriweather, Lisa R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the authors challenge the ongoing dehumanization of people of color by arguing for the use of Black texts as core readings in courses on adult learning rather than as add-ons or "special topics."
Descriptors: Humanization, Racial Bias, African American Literature, Inclusion
Butterwick, Shauna; Selman, Jan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article helps us see how, through revisiting a range of stories, community-based participatory theater can create conditions for acknowledging and valuing difference and promoting solidarity.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Community Programs, Theater Arts, Diversity
Hendricks, Natheem; Mati, Shepi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article makes a contribution to understanding human rights peer education in the South African context and the extent to which such provision could enable participants to develop a critical understanding of human rights and xenophobia.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Stranger Reactions, Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods
Nieves, Yolanda – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the author describes the curriculum of a freshman composition class for socially marginalized students that uses an imaginative service-learning component to nurture agency and voice.
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Activism, Freshman Composition, College Freshmen
MacNeill, Sheila; Johnston, Bill; Smyth, Keith – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
In this article, the authors describe a new vision of open education, a "public pedagogy," that can respond to both the neoliberal university and contemporary rightwing media.
Descriptors: Open Education, Public Education, Neoliberalism, Mass Media
Mojab, Shahrzad; Carpenter, Sara – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article uses a critical analysis of liberal democracy and its ties to a re-emergent fascism to call for a Marxist feminist pedagogy of anti-fascism.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Marxian Analysis, Feminism, Educational Practices
Michelson, Elana; Mandell, Alan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This closing article urges adult educators to continue to question our role, our ideas, and our pedagogical strategies in order to renew our efforts to support social change and social justice.
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Teacher Role, Educational Strategies, Social Change
Michelson, Elana – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article provides a critical analysis of adult educators' cherished notion of "experiential learning" and of the ways in which our assumptions limit our ability to respond effectively to a world of "truthiness" and "alternative facts."
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Experiential Learning, Criticism, Propaganda
English, Leona M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article discusses teaching and learning approaches that illustrate "groundtruthing," a practice that brings us close to where people are living, working and being, as a way to promote transformational change.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Ethics, Social Change
Kirchner, Michael J.; Pepper, Stephen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This chapter is a case study of how a community college located in the Midwestern United States has worked to increase student veterans' engagement with the campus community while simultaneously being enrolled in online degree programs. Student veterans experience unique transition challenges from the military into college. Moreover, the…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Veterans, Two Year College Students, Learner Engagement
In Search of Support: A Snapshot of What's Advertised for African-American Veterans in US Flagship Universities
Robinson, Petra A.; Stojanovic, Maja – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This chapter is a content analysis focused on the ways US flagship universities portray how they are prepared to support African-American service members in their pursuit of education and professional development upon their reentry into society. The authors present brief overviews of military demographics; historical experiences of African…
Descriptors: African Americans, Veterans, Student Recruitment, State Universities
Bergman, Matt; Herd, Ann M.; Green, Ehren R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
The veteran military-to-civilian transition (MCT) process continues to be complex and unwielding. Higher education has an opportunity to ease this transition, but, unfortunately many institutions still miss the mark. One mechanism higher education institutes can incorporate to help with the transition is the use of prior learning assessments or…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Military Personnel
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Supporting Veterans and Servicemembers: Insights from the Past in Preparation for the Future
Alston, Geleana D.; Smith, Shon D.; Collins, Danya – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a history of providing a welcoming space for veterans and is important for HBCUs to continue fostering an affirming educational space for this special student population. This chapter focuses on current veteran-friendly practices within HBCUs. Specifically, we provide an overview of the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Veterans Education, Educational Practices, Military Training