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Gouthro, Patricia A. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article explores the importance of sustaining a rich and vibrant discourse of theory to inform the practice of adult education. Beginning with a brief overview of factors that have shaped the development of theory in adult education, the article then explores reasons why educators may not spend as much time teaching and learning about theory…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Critical Theory
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Coryell, Joellen E.; Sehin, Oleksandra; Peña, Cindy – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
This review of the literature offers an analysis of ways in which the theory and pedagogical concepts of cosmopolitanism have been employed across research in adult education contexts. Twenty-nine research articles and dissertations on cosmopolitanism and adult education, conducted in various geographical locations and adult education contexts,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Research, Educational Theories
Baskas, Richard S. – Online Submission, 2011
A study was conducted to determine the degree of correlation that adult learning theories and adult developmental theories have with educational practice. Two adult learning theories, Malcolm Knowles' phase theories and Daniel Levinson's developmental theories, were researched to determine their relevance to three components of a nontraditional…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Learning, Educational Practices, Developmental Psychology
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Southern, Stephen; Devlin, James – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2010
Theory development is an intentional process by which marriage and family counselors may bridge the gap between research and practice. The theory building process includes inductive and deductive forms of reasoning, qualitative and quantitative approaches to knowledge development, and diffusion of innovations. Grounded theory provides an…
Descriptors: Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship, Grounded Theory
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Erford, Bradley T.; Crockett, Stephanie A. – Career Development Quarterly, 2012
"The Career Development Quarterly" celebrated its 100th anniversary during the past year and continues to provide high-quality research and conceptual articles of import to the study of career development and intervention. This article reviews the 2011 career counseling and development literature to highlight advances in theory, assessment, and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Career Development, Career Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship
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Boesen, J.; Helenius, O.; Johansson, B. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015
From 2012 to 2016 all teachers of mathematics, in primary through to upper secondary and adult education, in Sweden are to be given the opportunity of receiving state-coordinated professional development (PD), generally involving around one meeting per week for a year. We examine the ways in which this programme and its content are research-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, National Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hecht, Michael L.; Miller-Day, Michelle A. – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 2010
This paper discusses the applied aspects of our Drug Resistance Strategies Project. We argue that a new definitional distinction is needed to expand the notion of "applied" from the traditional notion of utilizing theory, which we call "applied.1," in order to consider theory-grounded, theory testing and theory developing applied research. We…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Cultural Pluralism, Norms, Effect Size
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Ermenc, Klara Skubic; Vujisic Živkovic, Nataša; Spasenovic, Vera – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
Over the previous decade, higher education in Slovenia and Serbia has undergone considerable reforms, influenced by the Bologna process and its agenda of competence and learning outcomes. In the context of these reforms, the aim of this research is to consider the question of the relationship between the theoretical and the practical education of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hill, Beverly D.; Ledford, Alice T. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2016
The purpose of this action research study was to create an organizational communications plan to enhance a Department of Defense (DOD) adult education institution's capability to communicate with its course writers and others internal and external to the organization. It sought to answer the question: how will an organizational communications plan…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Organizational Communication, Planning, Adult Education
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Appleby, Yvon; Hillier, Yvonne – Studies in Continuing Education, 2012
This paper discusses the contribution that practice-research networks can make to support critical professional development in the Learning and Skills sector in England. By practice-research networks we mean groups or networks which maintain a connection between research and professional practice. These networks stem from the philosophy of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Action Research, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Cristine – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
In this brief article, Cristine Smith discusses the development and use of professional development activities at the national, state and local program level. Professional development systems and funding exist in every state, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has prioritized high-quality professional development for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Development, Teacher Competencies, Theory Practice Relationship
Zaugg, Holt; Amado, Mayavel; Small, Tyler R.; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2011
This article examines 10 years (2001-2010) of journal articles from "Educational Technology Research and Development" (ETR&D) to determine trends in article topics, key contributing authors, citation patterns, and methodological trends. The analysis identified several unique characteristics of this journal over the past decade, including a balance…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Educational Technology
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Duys, David K.; Ward, Janice E.; Maxwell, Jane A.; Eaton-Comerford, Leslie – Career Development Quarterly, 2008
This article explores implications of Tiedeman's original theory for career counselors. Some components of the theory seem to be compatible with existing volatile job market conditions. Notions of career path recycling, development in reverse, nonlinear progress, and parallel streams in career development are explored. Suggestions are made for…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Counseling, Career Development, Counseling Psychology
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Cederlund, Katarina – Education Inquiry, 2018
In policy and in initiatives from the Swedish National Agency for Education for enhancing professional development, there is currently a strong emphasis on teachers´ collaborative professional development. As previous research suggests that teachers may need to engage in various types of collaboration for learning, extended knowledge on different…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs
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Gabriel, Rachael – Urban Education, 2011
In 1999, Ball and Cohen proposed a practice-based theory of professional education, which would end inadequate professional development efforts with a more comprehensive approach. Their work has been referenced over the past decade, yet there have been limited attempts to actualize their ideals and research their implications. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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