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Zivkovic, Sharon – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
While active citizenship education programs are assumed to have positive benefits for the active citizenship practice of participants (UNESCO, 2009, p. 4), there is actually little evidence that programs do (de Weerd, Gemmeke, Rigter & van Riji, 2005, p. vii). This paper discusses a research project that aimed to determine and increase the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development, Program Effectiveness, Power Structure
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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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Ellis, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Music has long been shown to have diverse benefits for all age groups. Music therapy has been used in a variety of situations involving both physical and mental health issues. A report of a United Kingdom study on the benefits of older people's participation in community music activities prompted an investigation of the benefits of a new…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Activities, Older Adults, Questionnaires
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de Palo, Valeria; Limone, Pierpaolo; Monacis, Lucia; Ceglie, Flavio; Sinatra, Maria – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study assesses the efficacy of e-learning content that has been adapted to cognitive styles in a sample of older adults. Since the personalisation of learning content has been generally associated with learning processes, it was hypothesised that intrinsic motivation, metacognition and self-regulated learning and learning strategies would…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Hypothesis Testing, Learning Motivation, Metacognition
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Ollis, Tracey; Starr, Karen; Ryan, Cheryl; Angwin, Jennifer; Harrison, Ursula – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria are significant sites of formal and informal education for adult learners. Intrinsically connected to local communities they play an important role in decreasing social isolation and building social inclusion. The focus of this research is on adult learners and adult learning that engages with "second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Ngozwana, Nomazulu – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article reflects on adult offenders' perceptions of rehabilitation programs in Africa. It also evaluates whether offenders are consulted when planning rehabilitation programs. Adult education principles were used as a lens to understand offenders' perceptions of rehabilitation programs. Using an interpretive paradigm and qualitative approach,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criminals, Rehabilitation Programs, Adult Education
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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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Lisciandro, Joanne G.; Gibbs, Gael – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2016
University-based enabling programs have become an important pathway to university for non-traditional students. There is increasing interest in understanding the mechanisms that facilitate retention and success of enabling pathway students, with the aim of developing effective strategies for maximising opportunities for university access and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Transitional Programs, College Programs
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Lee, Ya-hui – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The lifelong learning concept of "never too late to learn" advocated by Confucius has gradually become rooted in the lives of Taiwanese adults and seniors. In response to the impact of population ageing and low fertility rates, numerous elementary schools, junior high schools, and universities have allocated resources and space to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Older Adults
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Hall, Lisa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
Tertiary enabling programs have become an increasingly important part of the post-secondary schooling landscape. In recognition of the need for increased access for certain under-represented groups within the university population, enabling, bridging or foundational programs are offered by a large number of universities in Australia as alternative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Spry, Nandila; Marchant, Teresa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
Gender equity and the empowerment of women is a significant international issue. Successful adult education programs are vital to enhance women's situation. Lessons learned from a personal development program provided for thousands of women are analysed. The program is conducted by community service providers in Australia and internationally, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Females, Empowerment
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Broadbent, Robyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
In recent times the Australian Government has become increasingly concerned with the challenge to the dominant culture by humanitarian immigrants entering the country. As a part of a complex strategy, emerging from the events of 9/11 and the perceived changing face of multiculturalism in Australia, the Attorney-General Robert McClelland announced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Programs, Youth Programs, Multicultural Education
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Chaston, Ian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to examine the performance of second tier UK universities in relation to the effectiveness of their knowledge management systems and involvement in open innovation. Data were acquired using a mail survey of academic staff in social science and business faculties in second tier institutions. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Business Administration Education
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Kwarteng, Joseph A.; Boateng, Samuel Akuamoah – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
One of the major challenges facing Africa today is ensuring that extension practitioners are well trained to enable them function effectively as facilitators of change at the farmers' level. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a mid-career B. Sc. Agricultural Extension Curriculum in meeting the educational needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Capacity Building, Labor Force Development
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Mountford, Christine – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The mission and values of Victoria University provide the underlying criteria for the development and implementation of the Community Gateways initiative, which aims to transform the lives of those living in the west of Melbourne through the power of further education. Community Gateways takes the university into the community by providing career…
Descriptors: Career Education, Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Prior Learning
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