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Lisciandro, Joanne G.; Jones, Angela; Geerlings, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Pre-university enabling programs provide an important pathway to university for underprepared and disadvantaged students. In order to adequately prepare students for their university journey, enabling educators need to understand and respond to the evolving needs of their learners; not only their academic disparity, but also their past learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Anxiety, Science Instruction
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Johns, Susan; Crawford, Nicole; Hawkins, Cherie; Jarvis, Lynn; Harris, Mike; McCormack, David – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
Many rural communities have a pool of mature-aged local people seeking a career change or better lifestyle, which inevitably involves reskilling or upskilling. These people have strong local ties and are committed to their community. University enabling programs provide a bridge to higher education. This longitudinal study explores the impact on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Longitudinal Studies, Adult Students
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McDougall, Jenny – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The objective of achieving a sense of "authenticity" in an educational context is one that might have immediate appeal, though how this is defined, let alone achieved, remains contested. The concept of "authentic discussion" has traditionally been used in the context of classroom English teaching in schools, but this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult Learning
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Williams, Jo – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
This article considers the Chilean student movement and its ten-year struggle for public education as an example of public pedagogy. Secondary and university students, along with the parents, teachers, workers and community members who have supported them, have engaged in the most sustained political activism seen in Chile since the democratic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Activism, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Friebel, Harry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This article addresses the change in the transitional process from secondary school general education to gainful employment within the framework of societal modernisation processes in Germany. We analyse the relationship between the options for and restrictions upon individual educational mobility under the conditions imposed by the various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Mobility, Transitional Programs
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Owen, Susanne – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Professional learning community (PLC) is a current "buzz" term in business and educational contexts, seemingly referring to anything from decision making committees to regular meeting groups or collegial learning teams. This paper explores the concept of a PLC within three significantly innovative schools, based on an examination of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Faculty Development
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MacGregor, Cassandra; Ryan, Thomas G. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
This paper illuminates and details some of the traits, pressures and semi-autonomy of the young adult between the ages of 18 and 24 who must confront the barriers and challenges upon returning to secondary school within the high school and the adult education centre context. Focusing on these young adults is fundamentally important to begin to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Young Adults, Adult Students
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Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This paper focuses on what is known internationally from research about some aspects of men's learning. It explores the similar and different factors that shape men's attitudes towards learning in diverse national and cultural contexts. It also identifies some possible parallels (and differences) between the experiences, participation and outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes