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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Brown, Michael P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
Faculty learning communities (FLC) provide opportunities for professional development and personal growth within university settings. Some FLC are structured; others are unstructured. Faculty at a mid-sized Midwestern state university were asked a series of close- and open-ended questions that examined the reasons for and benefits from their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Educational Opportunities
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Callahan, Jamie L.; Sandlin, Jennifer A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
Educators and learners in adult education have been sentenced to online learning before we have truly explored the verdict of whether online learning is all it is touted to be. The vast majority of online learning dialogue has extolled the virtues of cybereducation as not only the future but the salvation of education (Brabazon, 2002; Menchik,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Social Theories
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Truty, John D. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
Human resource development (HRD) professionals have an obligation to provide programs/products with the highest probability of success. The exclusion of workers' perspectives, from "their" standpoint, would seem to produce suboptimal results. Therefore, consulting workers' literature, labor and working class histories, management histories, and…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Working Class, Productivity
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Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
Surveys continue to be one of the primary research methods in social science research, as they have been useful for exploring subjects ranging from attitudes and intentions to motivations and behaviors, to name but a few. Notwithstanding, response rates in survey research continue to decline despite the development of more systematic procedures to…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Response Rates (Questionnaires)
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Deveci, Tanju – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
This study aimed to study the andragogical and pedagogical orientations of adults learning English as a foreign language. The Turkish version of the Educational Orientation Questionnaire (Christian, 1983) was used. Sixty adults at evening classes in Turkey were included in the study. The results of the study revealed that the subjects were more…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Orientation, Andragogy
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Hiemstra, Roger; Gadbow, Nancy – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article describes the origins, development, and changing directions in the oldest peer-reviewed online journal in adult education. An analysis of journal issues by the first author provides evidence of the impact and legacy that "New Horizons in Adult Education" has had on the field of adult education around the world during the past two…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Content Analysis
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Smith, Douglas H. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and Human Resource Development (HRD) have grown tremendously in the last quarter century. ACE experienced tremendous growth in the 60s and 70s, with over 17 million attending colleges and universities, and local school and community adult education programs by the end of the 1970s. More ACE programs were started…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Continuing Education, Labor Force Development
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article presents a perspective on the relationship between adult education and human resource development of the past two decades and the subsequent emergence of workforce development. The lesson taken from the article should be more than simply a recounting of events related to these fields of study. Instead, the more general lesson may be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Intellectual Disciplines
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Stein, David S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
In a movement toward workforce development as an academic entity, the identity of adult education as projects for inquiry is troubled. In some academic programs, adult education has been termed adult learning in the service of promoting teaching and learning for the workplace. However, adult education's inquiry, its projects, might be more than…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Research Projects, Educational Research
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Hatcher, Tim; Bowles, Tuere – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
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: Scholarship, Adult Education, Human Resources, Critical Theory
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Strachota, Elaine M.; Conceicao, Simone C. O.; Schmidt, Steven W. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article describes the use of a schematic model for developing and distributing online surveys. Two empirical studies that developed and implemented online surveys to collect data to measure satisfaction in various aspects of human resource development and adult education exemplify the use of the model to conduct online survey research. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Research Methodology, Human Resources, Online Surveys
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Ponton, Michael K.; Rhea, Nancy E. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
The current perspective of autonomous learning defines it as the agentive exhibition of resourcefulness, initiative, and persistence in self-directed learning. As a form of human agency, it has been argued in the literature that this perspective should be consistent with Bandura's (1986) Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Independent Study, Learning Theories, Epistemology
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Hatcher, Tim; Bowles, Tuere – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
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). The…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Adult Education, Human Capital, Human Resources
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Clark, M. Carolyn; Rossiter, Marsha – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article examines the potential of personal storytelling as a pedagogical method. When incorporated into the educational experience, autobiographical stories serve as a primary and fruitful link between lived experience and curricular content, a connection integral to adult learning. These stories enable learners to identify congruencies and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Personal Narratives, Experience
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Armstrong, Joseph; Hyslop-Margison, Emery – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Building on the framework of Peters and Armstrong's (1998) three Types of Teaching/Learning, this article explores the use of dialogue to foster a collaborative and democratic learning experience. There are three conditions under which dialogue can be facilitated as a part of the collaborative learning experience: (a) intent, (b) a dialogical…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Adult Educators, Learning Experience, Adult Education
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