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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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Roessger, Kevin M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Kevin M. Roessger is an assistant professor of adult and lifelong learning at the University of Arkansas. He teaches courses in all areas of adult learning and development. His research interests include behavioural analytic approaches to skills-based learning and reflection as a natural phenomenon. Current conceptualisations of reflection have…
Descriptors: Reflection, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Behavior Theories
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Clover, Darlene; Sanford, Kathy – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
In this article, we position museums as 'pedagogic contact zones,' sites fraught with both problems and potential. Using five stories drawn from our work and engagement with public museums over the past five years in Canada, England and Scotland, we illustrate how contemporary practices of critical cultural pedagogy work to construct, deconstruct,…
Descriptors: Museums, Adult Education, Critical Theory, Cultural Education
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Gessner, Ingrid – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
The incorporation of cultural productions and virtual experiences in museum spaces adds to the objects' significance and also turns them into important contributions to adult education. Yet, how far do they trouble, decolonise, revisualise, tell alternative stories, interrogate intolerance and privilege or stimulate critical literacies? This…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Museums, Teaching Methods, Japanese Americans
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Hoggan, Chad – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article depicts the literature on transformative learning theory in two ways. First, it conveys an historical evolution of the theory that has taken place over the past four decades. Second, it reviews the research literature on transformative learning within the field of adult education over the past 12 years in terms of its portrayal and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Outcomes of Education, Classification, Learning Theories
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von Kotze, Astrid; Walters, Shirley; Luckett, Thembi – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article addresses the tensions and contradictions of applying a popular education approach in the current context of South Africa. It draws upon data from an 18-month research project exploring the traditions of popular education. It presents an extended discussion on the meanings of popular education, and their varied implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Educational Practices, Role of Education
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Alston, Geleana Drew – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
Museums in the United States have historical significance, which adult educators are beginning to study. Receiving less attention to date, however, is the work of African American history museums. This descriptive case study sought to gain an understanding of the adult education work in one African American history museum--The Calaboose: The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Museums, African American History, Case Studies
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Hamilton, Robert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article examines the neglected role of adult learning in the 1968 Poor People's Campaign (PPC) through a case study of a low-income group from Marks in Mississippi, regarded as the poorest town in America. Social movement theory and both Gramsci and Freire provide a conceptual framework for the study. Over 100 people travelled in May 1968…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational History, Activism, Low Income Groups
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Kathryn, Church; Danielle, Landry; Catherine, Frazee; Esther, Ignagni; Cindy, Mitchell; Melanie, Panitch; Jennifer, Patterson; Sandra, Phillips; Poirier, Terry; Karen, Yoshida; Jijian, Voronka – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article introduces the exhibit called "Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember" and positions it as a focal point for exploring questions of disability, museum exhibition and adult education. Created by the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, "Out from Under" was the first…
Descriptors: Activism, Disabilities, Museums, Exhibits
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Nind, Melanie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This paper explores the learning that goes on when adults with learning disabilities are involved in inclusive (participatory or emancipatory) research. Applying thematic and narrative re-analysis of data from a series of focus groups involving inclusive researchers talking about their research work indicates inclusive research is a rich site for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adults, Inclusion, Educational Research
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Fristrup, Tine; Grut, Sara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
In this article, we develop a framework that demonstrates how older adults need to develop diverse capabilities in relation to their educational life course through engagements in Nordic museums, archives and street art activities. We discuss how European museums have taken up UNESCO's approach to lifelong learning as a way to conceptualise…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Museums, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals)
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Grenier, Robin S.; Hafsteinsson, Sigurjón Baldur – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
In this article, we present an illustrative case of public pedagogy in an Icelandic museum. The museum utilised social movement learning to present the recent event and responses to the financial collapse in Iceland beginning in 2008. We illustrate how a small regional museum disrupted cultural and institutional norms to challenge visitors, local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Teaching Methods, Social History
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Johnson, Kay – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
Canada, like other settler nations such as Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, faces considerable challenges in repairing and transforming relationships with Indigenous peoples. The country's reconciliation efforts need to overcome a general failure among non-Indigenous Canadians to acknowledge and understand colonialism and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Indigenous Populations, Social Action, Urban Areas
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Lucio-Villegas, Emilio; García Goncet, Daniel; Cowe, Louise – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
To reflect on education and citizenship, we have selected a singular experience related to the fight for housing. In this specific case, the struggle is linked to an endeavour for maintaining traditional ways of life in the place where people were born and raised. Our theoretical framework is related to several authors, such as Freire, Gramsci,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Housing, Urban Areas, Adult Education
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