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Manborde, Ian – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The article focuses upon analysis of educational experiences of an international group of labor movement activists over a ten-year period. A key rationale for the research activity is to help rescue and revitalize the tradition of radical popular education and activist knowledge grounded in organized worker movements.
Descriptors: Unions, Labor Education, Educational Experience, Activism
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Thapliyal, Nisha – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter engenders activist knowledge production through narratives from Mulher Sem Terra--women in the Landless Workers Movement. It is empirically grounded in a qualitative research study about women educators in the Landless Workers Movement (MST). Participation in the movement enabled these women to continue their own schooling and go on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Social Action, Land Settlement
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Gordon, John – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter explores ways that incarcerated men and women in New York State prisons made use of both formal and informal educational initiatives to transform themselves and build a cadre of leaders who have played a key role in the movement for criminal justice reform--in the process raising questions about the role adult educators can play in…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Informal Education, Change Strategies
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Cardona, Manuel Salamanca; Choudry, Aziz – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter addresses learning and nonformal education in the course of organizing migrant and immigrant (im/migrant) temporary agency workers through the Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) and the Temporary Agency Workers Association (TAWA) in Montreal. The IWC/TAWA organizing approach with agency workers is based on community organizing, activist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Temporary Employment, Employment Services
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Li, Ai-Tzu; Wei, Hui-Chuan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article introduces Taiwan's innovative lifelong learning programs for middle-aged and older adults, and discusses their social influence. The innovative active aging learning programs launched in 2008. The purpose of implementing active aging learning is to work at the grassroots level with the hope of providing increasingly comprehensive and…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Adult Education, Government School Relationship, Educational Opportunities
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Choi, Seonjoo; Han, Soonghee – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article, through the sketched history from the mid-1940s to current, presents the dynamics of adult education in East Asia traditionally called social education, that has survived after lifelong learning has been adopted, assimilated, and dominates the whole pattern of practice. This article argues that the soul of adult education has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adoption (Ideas), Lifelong Learning
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Guo, Shibao; Shan, Wei – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This research examines the role of adult and lifelong learning in facilitating successful aging among Chinese older adults. A life history research is adopted to conduct the study. By analyzing narratives of research participants' learning stories, the study explores the provision of lifelong learning programs, Chinese perspectives on successful…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Sun, Qi; Chang, Bo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper charts the historical and political contexts for the evolution of Chinese adult and continuing education over the past 40 years, focusing on the national adult education reforms and relevant policies, and establishing the national lifelong education system. The progress and transformations of Chinese adult education, including how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change
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Charungkaittikul, Suwithida – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The concept of lifelong learning is deeply entrenched in Thai culture and tradition. Gradually moving from a primarily agricultural society toward a manufacturing, industrial and service, and society with the goal of becoming a learning society, Thailand needs to offer its people with more lifelong learning opportunities and support to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Influences, Public Policy
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Yuan, Dayong; Gui, Min; Shen, Xinyi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The idea of building learning cities is one of the important strategies for implementing lifelong learning in China. It is well accepted through policymaking, research, and practice. This article provides an overview of building a learning city in Beijing. Three cases offer perspectives that explain the structure, policy, and practice of building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Colleges, Adult Education
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Kang, Haijun; Lin, Xi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
As China is playing an active role in the World's politics, economy, and cultural circles, being able to communicate in English has become one of the basic life and work skills and a key for global access and integration. High mobile technology penetration, together with the proliferation of mobile learning applications, have made it possible for…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, English (Second Language), Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Cho, Sung Ran – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article discusses how the current Korean lifelong learning, led by citizens, is connected with cultural learning, citizenship learning, and community engagement, rooted in the community and combination of active community building projects. It also introduces the structure and policies of lifelong education in Korea, the background and recent…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Community Involvement
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Wang, Qianran – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article introduces Kominkan and its practice on Japanese social education and how it facilitates Japanese adult education and lifelong learning in local communities. Historically, social education was understood as all education that promotes social development and societal progress. Kominkan, as Japanese social education institutions for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Self Determination
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Otaka, Kendo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article aims to build a frame of reference to reconsider the meaning of knowledge in line with collective value formation and to regain lost popular knowledge in comparison with paternalistic or scientific knowledge. Following a brief introduction of Japanese social education and a critical/creative review of Freire's concept of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Social Studies, Citizenship Education
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Sun, Qi; Kang, Haijun – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Adult education, lifelong education, and lifelong learning have been playing critical roles in responding to contemporary, economic, political, social, and cultural challenges in many parts of the world. This article looks at the new vistas of adult and lifelong education/learning from Eastern perspectives, which highlights the state of adult and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Social Change
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