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Steinke, Dorothea A. – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Earlier institution-sponsored research revealed that about 20% of students in community college basic math and pre-algebra programs lacked a sense of part-whole relationships with whole numbers. Using the same tool with a group of 86 workforce students, about 75% placed five whole numbers on an empty number line in a way that indicated lack of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Number Concepts, Number Systems, Numbers
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Leigh, Katherine; Whitted, Kelli; Hamilton, Bernita – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Return of registered nurses to school dictates that mobility programs integrate principles and design elements of adult learning theory. The Decisional Matrix for Preceptorship Experiences (DMPE) was designed to support mutual needs assessment and identification of individualized clinical learning activities. Using the Andragogy in Practice…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Integrated Activities, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
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Leland, Matt – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Mindfulness has long been practiced in Eastern spiritual traditions for personal improvement, and educators and educational institutions have recently begun to explore its usefulness in schools. Mindfulness training can be valuable for helping students be more successful learners and more connected members of an educational community. To determine…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control, Success
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Chapin, Krysta – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to recognize, assess, and control one's emotions, as well as the emotions of others, and even groups. It also allows people to handle added pressures, as they often experience in higher education. Occasionally clinicians report a small number of senior veterinary medicine students lack the ability to…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Development, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Hegarty, Niall – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
This article explores the growing importance of Teaching Philosophy Statements (TPS) as a tool to positively impact teaching styles and methods. The changing landscape of teaching at the college level is addressed with an emphasis on the growing importance of accountability. How new and senior faculty are affected by the TPS is considered as well…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Andragogy, Adult Education, Teaching Styles
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Santo, Ricky – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
In this article college football coach Ricky Santo argues that in order to change the ways of the misunderstood world of racism, one needs to acknowledge the sociocultural consciousness in society today. The sociocultural consciousness is a way to understand how people think and behave which is influenced by their race/ethnicity, social class, and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Cultural Influences
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Carter, Steven J.; Henrichsen, Lynn E. – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Reticence frequently prevents adult ESL learners from learning as much as they otherwise might. The nature of second-language learning requires frequent performance that may challenge students' self-concepts, leading to reticence and self-consciousness. To reduce or prevent this problem, teachers must employ appropriate pedagogical and classroom…
Descriptors: Adult Students, English (Second Language), Resistance (Psychology), Second Language Learning
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Thomas, Earl E.; Bell, David L.; Spelman, Maureen; Briody, Jennifer – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Instructional coaching that supports teachers' with revising teaching practices is not understood. This study sought to understand the impact of the instructional coaching experience by recording coaching conversations/interactions with teachers. The purpose was to determine if the type of coaching conversations changed overtime during three…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Statistical Analysis, Elementary Schools
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Gronsky, Stacy A. – Journal of Adult Education, 2015
Given the number of jobs created in the technical sector (Casserly, 2012), it is essential to identify how adults with cognitive disabilities can be best supported in professional environments and evolving sectors. Some career paths and jobs can be more understanding of learning disabilities than others (Nicholas, 2011). This is dependent not only…
Descriptors: Adults, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Stewart, Chelsea – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
This article reviews teacher professional development norms as they are shifting toward collaborative practice. It is posed that passive and individual practices are inadequate to prepare teachers to integrate the academic skills that learners need for both workforce and college readiness. Promising practices in professional development are…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Professional Education, Teacher Collaboration, Training Methods
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Lyons, Becky; Ray, Chris – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
This article poses a model for developing a book club to promote praxis. This model is built upon a basic four step framework for developing book clubs and includes specific recommendations to focus the book club on reflection of theory and how to incorporate it into practice. This model will be used to start a book club examining Continuous…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Praxis, Models, Clubs
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McClanahan, Lorna – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
In this article I discuss two reasons for the slow adoption of technology as an instructional tool in adult English as a Second Language (ESL) education. I outline recent facts about the relationships between today's adult ESL learners and technology, and then construct a background of theoretical support in favor of integrating technology in…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language)
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Grover, Kendra S.; Miller, Michael T.; Swearingen, Brent; Wood, Nancy – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
Self-directed learning is one of the preeminent theories in the field of adult education. This study explored how English as a Second Language learners directed their own learning outside of the formal classroom through the use of practices that potentially advance their English language proficiency. Results from a survey of over 400 ESL students…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Instruction, English Language Learners, Adult Learning
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Hoekstra, Brian – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether training affected the job satisfaction reported by online faculty members. A convenience sample of 492 Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC) faculty members were invited to participate in a quantitative survey, and 148 responded. Overall Job Satisfaction was operationalized through the…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Faculty Development, Online Surveys, Online Courses
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Huang, Jiuhan; Nisbet, Deanna – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
This article explores the relationship between reading strategy use and reading proficiency among 121 adult ESL learners. Reading strategy use was measured by the SORS, and reading proficiency was determined by the CASAS Reading Test and BEST Literacy Test. Findings of the study reveal that (a) adult ESL learners are active strategies users; (b)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills
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