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Nicolaides, Aliki; Marsick, Victoria J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter describes the changing nature of adult education theory and practice in the face of complex, disruptive change and explores theories that are suited to tectonic shifts in a period of what we describe as "liquid modernity" in the midst of complex sociocultural-economic-political change in a global environment.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Global Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Larrotta, Clarena; Moon, Ji Yoon Christine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter provides examples of transitions that learners face connected to their participation in adult education and English literacy instruction. It describes their efforts to attain relevant language expression skills.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Learning, English Language Learners
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Nanton, Carmela R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter summarizes key convergent, divergent, and transforming forces of adult education. Super-flexibility is proposed as a postmodern strategy for effective, sustainable negotiated existence in global dynamic contexts.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Postmodernism, Sustainability, Global Approach
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Wheelan, Belle S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter addresses educational policy as a force that contemporary adult education would be required to reckon with from the point of view of an accreditor. It identifies the issues and projects shifts that are currently taking place in higher education policy at the national, state, and regional levels.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Wojnar, Margaret; Sinz, Elizabeth – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter focuses on how to negotiate power and interest among multiple stakeholders to develop continuing professional education programs as graduate study for those in the health and medical professions.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Health Education, Medical Education, Stakeholders
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Gleiman, Ashley; Zacharakis, Jeff – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The military relies on continuing professional education as a key component to the success of its organization. With decreasing budgets and increasing importance for a force that operates efficiently and thinks critically, the cognitive tension among training, education, and learning comes center stage.
Descriptors: Military Service, Military Training, Military Personnel, Professional Continuing Education
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Coady, Maureen J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter synthesizes the main themes in the issue in an overall update from the field of current CPE thinking and practice.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Educational Development, Barriers, Synthesis
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Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter analyzes the development and changes within continuing professional education and the influence of four contested spaces on this field of adult education practice.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Educational Development, Barriers, Educational Change
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Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter examines the role of mentoring in continuing professional education from a critical perspective, addressing informal and formal mentoring relationships while highlighting their potential to encourage critical reflection, learning, and coconstruction of knowledge.
Descriptors: Mentors, Informal Education, Professional Continuing Education, Role Perception
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Cranton, Patricia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
In this chapter, the author explores a variety of aspects of continuing professional education for teachers and university and college faculty members. She discusses the kinds of knowledge that are addressed and the role of online learning in continuing professional education.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, College Faculty, Electronic Learning, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Daley, Barbara J.; Cervero, Ronald M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter is an update and expansion of previous work and explores how professionals construct knowledge in the context of their practice by connecting concepts from their experiences and continuing professional education activities.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Personnel, Learning Processes, Prior Learning
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Bierema, Laura L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter critiques the current state of CPE and offers and alternative conceptualization of how CPE might be designed and delivered.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Instructional Design, Delivery Systems, Criticism
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Kuchinke, K. Peter – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The changing meaning of work calls for care and concern for the spiritual dimension of the workplace. Toward this end, a more liberal form of workforce education and human resource development in response to workplace preparation for managers is needed.
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economic Climate, Spiritual Development, Work Environment
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English, Leona M.; Cameron, Paula – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter proposes a spiritually relevant and social justice pedagogy that assists learners in making the transition to the workplace. Key elements of this spirituality include religion, cultural diversity, identity, health, and social class. Pedagogical strategies for infusing this spirituality in the curriculum are given.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Spiritual Development, Workplace Learning, Work Environment
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Dillard, Cynthia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter explores how both historically and in contemporary times of escalating violence against our bodies, minds, and spirits worldwide, Black women lead, love, and live within contexts of suffering.
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Women Administrators, Leadership
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