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Sumani, Michael David; Kanukisya, Blackson; Mwaikokesya, Mpoki John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
This paper describes how approaches espousing experiential education principles are adopted by farmer-educators to contextualise farmers' learning and achievement of innovative farming practices. The study used qualitative case study methods of interviews, observations, and document review. Through purposive sampling techniques, twelve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Education
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Österborg Wiklund, Sofia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
This article builds on a classroom study and interviews with facilitators and students on a travelling Folk High School course on global justice and development, an education that raises awareness about colonial history and contemporality. The study explores how the concept of being 'in and against' presents itself in the narratives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Global Approach, Decolonization
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Hachem, Hany – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
Older adults continue learning for intrinsic and extrinsic reasons. Literature has often portrayed the reasons for learning in older age as either intentional or as predetermined by socialisation. This emphasis on either agency or social structures is found, not least, in the humanist and critical principles of older adult education. This article…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Student Motivation
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Carter, Steven J.; Henrichsen, Lynn E.; Eggett, Dennis L. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
Absenteeism and attrition pose serious challenges in government-funded adult ESL programmes, inhibiting success rates, jeopardising funding, and potentially threatening programmes' ability to continue to offer services. Because adult learners who enrol in programmes typically juggle numerous priorities and responsibilities beyond schooling, their…
Descriptors: Attendance, Hispanic American Students, Adult Education, English (Second Language)
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Bouttell, Lauren – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
Learning, particularly learning English is presented as a key part of integration for adult migrants in the UK. England and Scotland differ in how their policy approaches to integration include adult learning. This article aims to explore and uncover the ways in which adult education, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers is embedded and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Refugees, Migration
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Sapargaliyeva, Aizhan Zh.; Aralbaeva, Ryszhamal K.; Mamilina, Samal K.; Dyussenbekova, Aigerim S.; Orazova, Bayan K. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
The purpose of this scientific work is a deep study of the factors affecting the quality of professional training of educational psychologists as specialists in the helping profession in the context of social and economic situations in the Republic of Kazakhstan at the current time. The main research question: what are the ways to improve the…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Psychologists, Educational Psychology, Specialists
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Wedin, Åsa; Norlund Shaswar, Annika – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
In this article, focus is on students' oral production in two classrooms in Swedish for immigrants (SFI). The study focuses on practices with interaction patterns where students are involved in negotiation of meaning. Theoretical basis is the importance of interpersonal interaction for language development, with a focus on students' use of varied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Adult Education, Interaction
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Abate, Samuel Getnet; Ayenalem, Kindu Ayechew; Desta, Samuel Zinabu – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
Using a qualitative case study research design, this study examines the quality of the integrated functional adult education (IFAE) program in Ethiopia. Data were collected in Amhara Regional State from purposively selected nine adult education experts/officers and twelve adult educators (facilitators) through in-depth interviews. Document review…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Adult Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Ngo, Nga Huynh Hong; Cherrington, Sue – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
Despite the considerable amount of work which has been conducted into teachers' needs for professional development (PD) in mainstream education, this topic has been received little attention in the field of English language teaching (ELT). This paper presents findings from a phenomenological study investigating the perceived needs for PD of…
Descriptors: Andragogy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fernández-Corbacho, Analí; Cores-Bilbao, Esther – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
EU educational mobility programmes have long been geared towards not only the promotion of intercultural communicative competence but also the uptake of European civic values. While the linguistic and socio-cultural effects of European training mobilities have been extensively studied, their effectiveness in supporting active citizenship and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Communicative Competence (Languages), Intercultural Communication
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Jubas, Kaela – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
This article presents findings from an inquiry at the nexus of three areas of adult education scholarship: critical pedagogy, university-based professional education, and popular culture. I am investigating how the incorporation of popular culture into professional education can foster students' engagement with theory and thorny issues. Such…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Professional Education, Adult Education, Learning Processes
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Fombona, Javier; Fombona-Pascual, Alba; Vazquez-Cano, Esteban – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
This article shows the result of an international project from the European Commission, and it aimed to analyse 30 cases of effective European entities in the field of adult education, from Poland, Spain, Finland and Italy. The objective was to collect the best strategies that generate good employment and social inclusion results. The research…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Integration, Employment Opportunities
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Chen, Xueer – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
Adult literacy and literacy education have long been a global agenda. China's literacy education has been developing amid the backdrop of international commitments and goals of adult literacy. Since the founding of new China in 1949, adult literacy policy in China has been continuously evolved within the changing political, economic and social…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Success
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Pihlainen, Kaisa; Ehlers, Anja; Rohner, Rebekka; Cerna, Katerina; Kärnä, Eija; Hess, Moritz; Hengl, Lisa; Aavikko, Lotta; Frewer-Graumann, Susanne; Gallistl, Vera; Müller, Claudia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
The rapid development of digital technologies and their increasing application in many areas of everyday life challenge all citizens to continuously learn digital skills. This also applies to older adults, among whom digital literacy is on average less well-developed than among younger adults. This article investigates why retired older adults…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Digital Literacy, Older Adults
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McLean, Scott – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2023
This article narrates the rise and fall of a notable adult education programme at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. The Centre for Adult Education and Community Development was established in 1951, replacing the External Service for Social Education. In the 1950s, the Centre gained an international reputation for excellence in adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Development, Educational History
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