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Shan, Hongxia; Peikazadi, Nasim; Rahemtulla, Zahida; Wilbur, Amea; Sawkins, Tanis; Goossen, Rachel – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2020
Employment training services are provided for immigrants to integrate them into the Canadian labour market. Evaluated on short-term labour market outcomes, these programs typically focus on enhancing individuals' employability, while risking naturalizing and reproducing the dominant social and cultural order. "Entry to Hospitality Careers for…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Females, Feminism, Immigrants
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Colliander, Helena – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper takes a perspective on professional identity in times of change to explore what societal changes of significance for second language education for adults mean for the teacher's professional identity. It differs, thus, from many other studies on teacher identity, which concentrate on one educational reform. The study, which applies…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Adult Educators, Second Language Instruction, Social Change
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Jones, Ann; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Norris, Lucy; Gaved, Mark; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Jan; Brasher, Andrew – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The challenge of supporting immigrant language-learning and social integration has increased recently, leading to initiatives and projects that aim to provide assistance, including using smartphones in the course of daily activities. However, most of the Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) literature focuses on classroom based learning…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Guo, Shibao – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
This study explores adult education programmes under the auspices of multiculturalism at a Chinese cultural centre in Canada in helping immigrants with their cultural development and integration in Canadian society. The study employs an exploratory case study approach combining methods of document analysis and personal interviews. The findings…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Immigrants, Cultural Pluralism, Social Integration
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Webb, Sue – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Global migration is increasing to unprecedented levels, especially from non-OECD countries to OECD countries. One of the new challenges for lifelong learning is that migrants are expected to be responsible for ensuring that they have the capabilities and learning to adapt to new contexts but qualifications and experiences obtained in one national…
Descriptors: Migration, Lifelong Learning, Social Networks, Informal Education
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Maitra, Srabani – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
In the current post-Fordist, neoliberal Canadian state, the concept of the 'enterprising self' has come to define worker-subjectivity and ability to access the labour market. The discourse of entrepreneurialism promotes individual initiatives and resources as the most useful qualities necessary to be successful in the neoliberal labour market.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Immigrants, Asians, Underemployment
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Flowers, Rick; Swan, Elaine – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Drawing on in-depth empirical research, we explore a project called The Welcome Dinner (WDP). The WDP aims to bring together 'newly arrived' people and 'established Australians' to meet and 'share stories' over a potluck meal in 'the comfort of their own home'. The purpose is to create meaningful connections, new friendships and social…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Program Descriptions, Food, Family Environment
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Sprung, Annette – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Adult education institutions face a variety of challenges in "migration societies". This paper first analyses the marginal adoption of the topic by researchers in a German-speaking context and points out the dominance of a target group approach in the past. To open up alternative perspectives, I will discuss challenges for adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Immigrants, Labor Market
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Gallo, Melina L. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2001
Multicultural immigrant workers (n=23) studying English as a second language took photographs about their lives, wrote about them, and displayed them on the Internet. The materials depicted their cross-cultural journeys and transformative experiences. The process increased their communication skills and empowered them to make workplace changes.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Photography