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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
Developing Professional Capability: Growing Capacity and Competencies to Meet Complex Workplace Demands
Melacarne, Claudio; Nicolaides, Aliki – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper uses the constructs of capacity and competencies to explore how transversal and vertical skills are becoming more central than in the past for adult educators and higher educational design teaching. In this chapter, the authors will describe the context where this idea was created and describe two approaches that develop transversal and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Competence, Skill Development, Adult Educators
Kett, Joseph F. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
By comparing Dewey to adult educators who shared his philosophical values but not his faith in the promise of public schools, this chapter provides a fresh perspective on his concept of building education on experience.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Philosophy, Educational Attitudes
Test, David W.; Clark, Kelly A.; Rusher, Dana E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter describes evidence-based predictors and practices of postschool success for students with disabilities. Examples for implementation and implications for adult education practitioners as they design instruction and programming for individuals with disabilities are provided.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Success, Adult Education
Hill, Lilian H. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter examines multiple convergent forces affecting health, relates these to social determinants of health and critical adult health learning, and closes with discussion of opportunities for adult educators to contribute to human health at the individual, community, health provider, policy/regulatory agency, and international levels.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Health Education, Adult Educators, Health Promotion
Conceição, Simone C. O. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter addresses the transitions and changes occurring because of technological innovation, how these changes are affecting the workplace, and the skills needed to thrive today. It also presents generational characteristics of adult learners and strategies for adult educators and higher education institutions for effectively dealing with…
Descriptors: Global Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Competition
Scully-Russ, Ellen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The new emphasis on vocational skills provides adult education a new raison d'être and presents new developmental dilemmas to the field of adult education. This chapter examines these tensions in light of significant social change that places underqualified adults at great risk to a vicious cycle of marginalization and how adult education will be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Skill Development