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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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Gray, Calonie M. K. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
With the U.S. adult education system providing education services to millions of immigrants annually, understanding the unique skills and assets among adult immigrant learners is important. Using data from the U.S. Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, this study used data on immigrants (n = 1,873) to identify latent…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Adult Education, Human Capital, Social Capital
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Lachance, Josée; Emond, Geneviève; Vinit, Florence – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article focuses on the bodily engagement of professionals in the context of formative adult education. It examines how the body can be lived and sensed from different angles, based on two experiential studies: one with student-teachers, in somatic education, and one with physicians, based on "Awakening the Sensible Being." The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Student Participation, Interpersonal Relationship, Physicians
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Brooks, Ann K. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article shares the findings of a qualitative study of a community-based organization in Mexico and the emancipatory pedagogy practiced there in a time characterized by a changing global economic order, conflict and war, corruption and geographic displacement. To make sense of the transnational philosophical fusion and the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Conflict
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Bagci, Sükrü Erhan – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
The Matthew Effect has been one of the best known principles in adult education, implying that the ones who have more formal education at earlier phases of life participate more in education in adulthood. This qualitative research explores how the Matthew Effect works under migration, focusing on the experiences of the Turkish immigrants in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Achievement Gap, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Grotlüschen, Anke; Buddeberg, Klaus; Redmer, Alina; Ansen, Harald; Dannath, Jesper – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Adult numeracy is underresearched especially regarding numeracy practices. Research shows general correlations between numeracy skills and the use of these skills, indicating that low proficient groups use their skills less often than others do. Earlier research also shows correlations of low numeracy skills and practices with low income. Both…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Numeracy, Poverty, Debt (Financial)
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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne; Salajan, Florin D.; Todoran, Corina – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Systematic policy analysis regarding the area of adult and workforce education (AWE) in the United States is limited in the literature. This article presents the results from a historical analysis of federal-level U.S. policy documents spanning the years 1914-2014. We performed a systematic content analysis utilizing a context justification…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Job Training, Educational Policy
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Bohonos, Jeremy W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
While the human resource development (HRD) literature has made strides to incorporate critical race theory, critical Whiteness studies has not been substantively addressed. White experiences need to be incorporated into organizational learning literature in racialized ways. Unpacking the racialized experiences of Whites in organizational settings…
Descriptors: Whites, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Guidelines
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English, Leona M.; Gleiman, Ashley; Hansman, Catherine A.; Sun, Qi; Zacharakis, Jeff – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This essay is a reflection of our five-year jouney at co-editors of "Adult Education Quarterly." We identify some of our accomplishments and challenges, as well as critique some of our editing practices and role as editors. We also discuss our goal to strengthen "AEQ's" position as a premier international research journal in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Editing
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Yalcin, Seher – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This study aimed to determine individual- and country-level latent classes in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving competencies of individuals participating in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2015. Specifically, it sought to distinguish these classes in relation to individuals' sex and to identify the state…
Descriptors: Competence, Literacy, Numeracy, Problem Solving
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Oats, Reginald; Gumbo, Meshack T. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
A fit-for-purpose, functional program is the vehicle that guarantees the relevance of an education system by ensuring the sustainability of the society. Failure of a program to be relevant has the potential to cause crisis in a society. This basic qualitative research study explored the experiences of the beneficiaries of a skills development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Benefits, Skill Development, Rural Areas
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Michelson, Elana – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This article seeks to begin a conversation about pedagogical responses to the current moment. Specifically, I argue that two of adult learning's most venerated practices--transformative learning and the use of personal narrative--are insufficiently nuanced to respond effectively to the political divisions and the epistemological chaos represented…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Personal Narratives, Political Issues
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Jin, Bora; Kim, Junghwan; Baumgartner, Lisa M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
This review aims to understand everyday learning of older adults using mobile devices. Specifically, for both academic and practical implications, we wanted to know what theoretical perspectives researchers adopted and how mobile devices play a role in older adults' informal learning. We analyzed 28 empirical studies (15 qualitative, 10…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Learning, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Talmage, Craig A.; Hansen, Robert Jack; Knopf, Richard C.; Thaxton, Steven P.; McTague, Riley; Moore, David Bennett – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Lifelong learning as a field has leapt forward, but work remains to inform the structuring and practice of lifelong learning institutes. This study furthers the field of institution-based lifelong learning by utilizing cross-institutional research regarding the value of lifelong learning to older adults. A content analysis coding approach is…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Role of Education, Student Attitudes
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Shin, Jaran; Ging, Liz – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2019
Historical and legislative evolutions of education policy have repurposed federally funded adult education programs in the United States. The 2014 passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has considerable repercussions for everyone involved in the field because it controls the funding, assessment, and structure of these…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Adult Education
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