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Wendy Griswold; Meera Patel; Edith Gnanadass – Adult Learning, 2024
Environmental injustice is often an intersection of economic, social, and environmental disparities. Addressing the inequities borne by communities overburdened with such disparities requires local learning opportunities. Exploring how and what participants learn during community education projects can help inform and improve practice, which was…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Volunteers, Adults, Pollution
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Robin Redmon Wright – Adult Learning, 2024
This evocative autoethnography is an exploration of learning and perseverance during a particularly dark time in my personal and professional life. In a period of just over 3 years, my spouse and I dealt with the need for several surgeries, the COVID-19-Delta pandemic and subsequent isolation, social unrest, an insurrection in the U.S., and the…
Descriptors: Coping, COVID-19, Pandemics, Health
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Lisa Baumgartner; Jill Zarestky; Vincente Lechuga – Adult Learning, 2024
Like other workplaces, bullying occurs in academia. Additionally, women report more frequent and severe forms of bullying than men. The purpose of this qualitative study was to unearth women academics' learning because of being bullied. We discuss the learning context and explore the learning that occurred. Understanding these factors can augment…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Work Environment, Bullying, Self Concept
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Xi Lin – Adult Learning, 2024
This qualitative study examines student learning experiences toward a student-developed case study activity for online discussion guided by a three-tier case method model. Forty-five students were recruited from four online adult education courses. Analysis of students' feedback shows that this activity leads to students' positive learning…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Adults, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Julie M. Galliart; Kevin M. Roessger – Adult Learning, 2024
Practitioners of adult education have a long history of teaching for social change. They may, however, be uncomfortable using quantitative methods to assess the impact of their learning activities, or they might lack access to statistical analysis software. Quantitative methods help the practitioner determine whether behavioral or attitudinal…
Descriptors: Social Change, Adult Learning, Statistical Analysis, Methods
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Judith A. Alamprese – Adult Learning, 2024
The pervasive role of digital technologies in adult learning and education (ALE) was a prominent theme throughout the deliberations of the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) held June 15-17, 2022 in Morocco. CONFINTEA VII embodied the worldwide interest in digital technologies through the use of a hybrid format…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational Environment, Technological Literacy
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Linda E. Morris – Adult Learning, 2024
During CONFINTEA VII's Panel 4: "Preparing adults for the future of work" and throughout the conference, participants grappled with crafting a "transformative agenda," where adult learning and education (ALE) prepares adults for future workplaces, education is viewed as an individual right and a common good, and sustainable…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Sustainability, Futures (of Society), Education Work Relationship
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Wendy Griswold – Adult Learning, 2024
Climate change and climate education concern more than climate and the environment, as our social and economic systems both rely upon and are impacted by climate and environment. We cannot address the human impact on our global climate and local environments without several nations reconstructing their social and economic systems to be equitable…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, Adult Learning, Sustainable Development
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Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh – Adult Learning, 2024
A rear-view mirror approach indicates that citizenship education and adult learning and education (ALE) for lifelong learning have been prominent throughout history, dating back to the League of Nations and continuing through the United Nations and UNESCO. The League of Nations was founded in 1920 after World War I when humanity realized that…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Neal, Makena; Espinoza, Benjamin D. – Adult Learning, 2023
Arlie Hochschild's theory of emotional labor (1983) has become a staple framework for understanding the tension that exists between outward emotional expression and inward emotional realities. In it, Hoschild (1983) introduces us to the idea of emotional management, the expectations that are put on us to manipulate the display of our…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Psychological Patterns, Gender Differences, Intersectionality
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Galliart, Julie M.; Thornton, Elaine; Freeman, Robin; Bradley Pospisil, Susan; Csaposs, Brendan; Dorn, Kathleen; Eller, James; Grover, Kenda S. – Adult Learning, 2023
Students face multiple stressors while earning their doctorates. Since peer support is a common recommendation for easing this stress, we realized graduate students, faculty, and academic program administrators might have interest in how our cohort used group messaging to facilitate peer support early in our studies. We conducted a thematic…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Social Support Groups, Doctoral Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Housel, David A. – Adult Learning, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on adult education programs globally, transforming in-person operations to distance, online enterprises often overnight. Many administrators, instructors, and program staff have been inordinately burdened physically, economically, and socially by the pandemic in ways that could be considered…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Adult Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Miller, Michael T.; Deggs, David M.; Hunt, Valerie H.; Robterson, Lona J.; Embry, Callie – Adult Learning, 2023
African American men have among the worst high school completion rates of any population in the United States. The consequences of dropping out of school are serious and include high levels of unemployment and incarceration. Attempts at recruiting these men to return to complete a high school credential have not been broadly successful, and the…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Program Effectiveness, African Americans, Males
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Collins, Royce Ann; Zacharakis, Jeff – Adult Learning, 2023
Through their history, adult education graduate programs have flourished and dwindled and sustainability always seems to be in jeopardy. This case study examines one program's growth, decline, and continuous rebirth in the competitive higher education market and academic stratification. Throughout its 55 years of existence, faculty have risen from…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Graduate Study, Sustainability, Barriers
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Hands, Africa S. – Adult Learning, 2023
The Netflix docudrama, Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal, illustrates how college admissions, particularly at elite colleges, favors the privileged. Higher educational attainment overall favors the informed. Prospective students have many options when it comes to earning a college degree, with some of the more visible options…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Readiness
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