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Persyn, John M.; Polson, Cheryl J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Military education programs encompass almost every adult education component from basic skills training through graduate-level higher education. As the country's largest employer, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is also the largest provider of adult education, offering training and education for a workforce of more than 3.2 million members…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Public Agencies, Armed Forces, National Security
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Dietz, A. Steven; Schroeder, Eric A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Perhaps now more than ever before the U.S. military is called on to perform tasks that are outside its normal/traditional purview. Recent wars--Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, for example--have demonstrated the need for the U.S. military to do more than find and defeat a clearly defined enemy. At all levels of the war theater (conflict area), the…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Critical Thinking, Occupational Information
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Schmidt, Steven W.; Mott, Vivian W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
In the winter of 2007, a small group of faculty and administrators at East Carolina University (ECU) began discussions with personnel at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia, regarding the education and continuing professional development of U.S. Army civilian interns and careerists (two types of…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Professional Development, Professional Continuing Education, Internship Programs
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Mareschal, Teresa L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The history of adult Jewish education is rich and is replete with learning opportunities for Jewish adults, and Jewish women are active participants in adult Jewish education. In this chapter, the author examines Reform Jewish women's motivations to participate in adult Jewish education. First, she provides a historical overview of Judaism and…
Descriptors: Jews, Females, Judaism, Religious Education
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Closson, Rosemary B.; Kaye, Sylvia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The Baha'i Faith, which was founded in 1863, holds as its purpose the awakening of humanity to invisible possibilities, providing humankind with conscious direction and hope vis-a-vis the challenges and perplexities of time (Rosen, 2010). The Baha'i writings explain that spiritual forces are the foundation of reality and that the Word of God is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Tutors, International Education
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Hitzhusen, Gregory E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Faith communities, such as churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques, are providing new venues for innovative adult environmental education. As faith communities turn their concerns to issues of sustainability, environmental teaching is emerging in many forms across diverse religious traditions, as evidenced by the development of denominational…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adult Educators, Educational Trends, Religious Education
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Wrigley, Heide Spruck – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Immigrant integration is a multidimensional process that involves both newcomers and the receiving community. Although the United States does not have a coherent policy of immigrant integration, several city- and state-wide efforts support immigrant integration, as do individual initiatives operating across states. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Competition, Immigration, Citizen Participation
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Grassroots organizations emerge when groups of people decide to work collectively to form an organization as a way to initiate change. Rather than seeking leadership from established government or corporate organizations or departments, the purpose of the organization, the framework for decision making, and the individuals involved in leadership…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Munoz, Linda – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
This chapter explores how Mexican immigrants in a small central Texas town understand their roles and/or responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society regardless of their immigration status in the country. The author interviewed two men and four women about what they thought it meant to be civically engaged, and what--if any--they thought…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy Education, Mexican Americans, Immigration
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Frye, Steven B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Looking back on the use of distance education tools by religious groups, one word that stands out is change. The old adage "We've never done it that way before" will become less valid as religious bodies find themselves in the midst of a world inundated with online possibilities that call them to question how they interact with members…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education
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Rocco, Tonette S.; Delgado, Antonio – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article critiques the ways adult educators discuss disability. To enhance the discourse on disability from a critical perspective, the authors present concepts and theories from disability studies useful for a critical examination of disability in adult education. Disability should be an important concern for adult education and adult…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Disabilities
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McLean, Margaret A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Ableism is discrimination on the grounds that being able bodied is the normal and superior human condition. In contrast, being "disabled" is linked to ill health, incapacity, and dependence. These understandings become institutionalized in the beliefs, language, and practices of nondisabled people and create barriers to equitable social…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Brookfield, Stephen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
The U.S. government's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that in any given year, 14.8 million American adults (about 6.7 percent of the adult population) suffer from clinical depression or major depressive disorder, as it is sometimes called (NIMH, n.d.). In Canada, a recent study projected the estimate of sufferers much higher…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Educators, Depression (Psychology)
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Walker, Wayland – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article queries how one type of human difference--alterity, the experience of multiple distinct consciousnesses, or "alters," by one person--is pathologized in American culture. This experience is inscribed as a mental illness, labeled now as dissociative identity disorder (DID) and formerly known as multiple personality disorder (MPD). In…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Popular Culture, Mental Disorders, Adult Students
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Tisdell, Elizabeth J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
In this article, the author begins by providing an overview of the literature on wisdom itself and then considers what some of its insights might suggest for dealing with a few current challenges facing the field of adult education. This article is grounded in two basic assumptions: (1) that there is an integration quality to wisdom that attends…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Knowledge Level, Adult Development
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