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Colvin, Benie B. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
While the GI bill after WWII encouraged education for the older students, the combination of baby boomers and the rise of feminism have prompted a new wave of returning students to academia. The nontraditional student since the 1970s has often been an older female returning for a graduate degree. Making the decision to return has not been easy,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Barriers, Diaries, Females
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Lim, Doo Hun; Yoon, Seung Won; Park, Sunyoung – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This study reports the result of literature review in regards to learning outcome studies and presents a framework that integrates content types with learning outcomes. Analysis of learning outcome studies between 1992 and 2006 using the ERIC database indicated that most empirical studies have assessed the learning outcome at lower levels of…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews
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Altman, Brian A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This paper presents a literature review on the concept of international cross-cultural mixed messages. Although there is limited literature on this topic, the review suggests that messages from one's home culture and a second culture can result in conflicting expectations for one's own behavior and for the behavior of others. Double bind theory is…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Cross Cultural Studies, Guidelines, Statistical Analysis
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King, Kathleen P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This article provides essential strategies to be more successful in one of the major roles in academia: writing. Most academics struggle with roadblocks in their writing process. We are forever battling to complete research articles, manuscripts, grant proposals or other documents. The strategies and perspective shared here help overcome several…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Academic Discourse
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Lopez, Johana P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Hispanics represent one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. Recent census reports estimate that Hispanics comprise 16 percent of the U.S. population. By 2050, it is estimated that nearly one out of every three Americans will be Hispanic. Many researchers have begun earnestly studying their impact on U.S. economy, culture,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Self Determination, Gender Bias
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Smith, Douglas H. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
"Author's Note": In May 1989, this article was published in "Livelong Learning," the monthly practitioner journal of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 13-17). Now viewed as a period reference article, it presents the relationship of adult and continuing education (ACE) and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Human Resources, Comparative Analysis
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Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Learning is indeed an integral component of adapting successfully to an ever-changing world, one full of intriguing possibilities and insidious barriers. Democratic societies establish educative systems where learning and development is promoted to advance a citizenry of skillful problem solvers, knowledgeable decision makers, incisive risk…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Human Resources, Comparative Analysis, Differences
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Hatcher, Tim; Bowles, Tuere – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Human resource development (HRD) as a scholarly endeavor and as a practice is often criticized in the adult education (AE) literature and by AE scholars as manipulative and oppressive and, through training and other interventions, controlling workers for strictly economic ends (Baptiste, 2001; Cunningham, 2004; Schied, 2001; Welton, 1995).…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Critical Theory, Labor Force Development, Criticism
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Chiang, Shu-Chen; Hawley, Josh – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This study describes the experience of younger, so called "emerging" adults, as they transition to full-time work, focusing specifically on the role of education in this process. When leaving their family-of-origin, emerging adults re-center themselves to settle down in permanent identity and different role commitments. Our findings show…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Young Adults, Education Work Relationship
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Parks, Rodney; Evans, Brett; Getch, Yvette – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
As baby boomers approach the age of retirement, they are increasingly returning to higher education to pursue degrees for encore careers. Academic planners must pay careful attention to the specific concerns of this population to help ease their transition to a university setting after decades of absence. This qualitative study investigated the…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Tuition
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Shillingford, Shani; Karlin, Nancy J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This article examines the role of intrinsic motivation in the academic pursuits of nontraditional students. The Academic Motivational Scale (AMS) was administered to 35 undergraduate students, 6 males and 29 females, aged 25 to 49 to explore their motivational orientations in choosing to attend college. The results of the study show that…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Incentives, College Attendance, Nontraditional Education
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Long, Choi Sang – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Human Resource (HR) profession is moving toward being more aligned with business outcomes. To function constructively and to play critical roles more effectively, HR professionals must master the necessary competencies. The competencies that are examined in this study are business knowledge, strategy architect, HR delivery, credible activist and…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Foreign Countries, Competence, Educational Attainment
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Lewis, Morgan V.; Stone, James R., III – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) had a unique status among federally funded research and development center in education. Its funding was authorized by the federal legislation for career and technical and administered by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, not the Institute for Education Sciences.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers, Research and Development Centers, Responsibility
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Greer, Tomika W. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Women returners are women who leave the paid workforce for a period of time following the birth of their child(ren) and subsequently seek to return to paid employment. As women returners attempt to re-enter the workforce, many of them are in need of updating their skills or re-training in a new set of skills. In this study, the training and…
Descriptors: Reentry Workers, Females, Birth, Labor Force
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Mizzi, Robert; Stebbins, Anne – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
This paper dives into the messy work of writing (our) sexualities into our qualitative research. We suggest that even though queering research methods opens up new ways of conducting research and sharing a queer identity with research participants there are some limitations to both notions. One such limitation is that queer identities and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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