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Vautour, Charline – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper focuses on the power dimension of social practices. The study sought to understand the literacy-related practices of a retired woman without a high-school diploma in everyday life and community activities. It drew on social practice theories, the New Literacy Studies, and transformative learning. The ethnographic approach chosen to…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Females, Retirement, Power Structure
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Thériault, Virginie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article offers an alternative point of view on the perspectives that large-scale literacy surveys provide on refugee women by presenting the case of Darya, a young Afghan woman who moved to Canada as a refugee in 2009. It also presents how a community-based organisation for young people addressed Darya's literacy and identity curation…
Descriptors: Literacy, Refugees, Females, Community Organizations
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Brigham, Susan M.; Baillie Abidi, Catherine; Zhang, Yuhui – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Migration is a gendered phenomenon, embedded within patriarchal structures and social relations that extend beyond State borders. We draw on a transnational feminist framework to explore the gendered dimensions of young refugee and immigrant women's migration and learning experiences. Ten women were involved in a participatory photography research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Migrants, Refugees
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Broecher, Joachim; Davis, Joyce H.; Painter, Janet F. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Using qualitative interviews, focus groups, storytelling and collective journaling, the life experiences of people in a local village community, in South Westphalia, Germany, born between 1930 and 1945, were analysed collaboratively. The research intention was to give the younger generations in that region access to these experiences and insights,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intergenerational Programs, Self Determination, Females
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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Murray, Jennifer; Gray, Judith I.; Johnson, Susan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article shares examples of how leadership opportunities, self-directedness, self-efficacy and self-determination developed in professional women who have been recognised as leaders. This study presents six women honoured as "Women of Achievement." Through narrative interviews, each woman described aspects of her life that guided…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Leadership, Self Efficacy, Self Determination
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Under the research radar, and yet highly influential in transformation of practices concerning the social understanding and enactment of gender, are women-led non-governmental organizations (WNGOs). Their continued efforts to reconfigure gender identities and their impact on public policy formation have expanded notions of citizenship and…
Descriptors: Females, Nongovernmental Organizations, Institutional Role, Sex Fairness
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Pamphilon, Barbara; Mikhailovich, Katja; Chambers, Barbara – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article examines the lessons from a collaborative project that worked with women agricultural leaders in Papua New Guinea. The project sought to build the capacity of these leaders as trainers in a way that would enable the development of a sustainable community of practice and worked within a critical and place-based pedagogy underpinned by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Agriculture, Leadership Training
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Cuban, Sondra – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article focuses on findings from an Economic and Social Research Council study in England about the uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among 15 highly mobile migrant workers within their transnational families. Using an extended case study approach including ethnographic methods and a thematic analysis, patterns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Migrant Workers, Family Structure
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Lee, Sunghoe – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This qualitative case study attempts to conceptualize certain "patterns" and "processes" of which 28 mature women undergraduates give meanings to their motivation for higher education in their life contexts. Particular attention has been paid to include diverse groups of women according to their age, prior educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Adult Students, Generational Differences
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Callary, Bettina; Werthner, Penny; Trudel, Pierre – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
There are few empirical studies that demonstrate how values are developed and how they are linked to coaching actions. There can be a discrepancy between the statement of coaches' values and their actual coaching actions. In order to examine how coaching actions are influenced by values that are developed over a lifetime, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Team Sports, Semi Structured Interviews, Network Analysis
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Shockley, Carrie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Many US women have had or will experience a cardiac event and little is known about their learning experiences associated with subsequent lifestyle change. In this qualitative study, the researcher examined the experiential learning of 22 women who made lifestyle changes after a cardiac event. Meaning making experiences were examined for influence…
Descriptors: Females, Experiential Learning, Life Style, Heart Disorders
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Goldman, Juliette D. G.; Bode, Andrew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Many children raised in orphanages suffered ongoing child abuse and neglect including sexual abuse, and nearly all were denied an adequate education. This paper explores adult females' perceptions of the impacts on their education of child sexual abuse they suffered while living in orphanages in Australia. In-depth qualitative and anonymous…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Females, Educational Finance
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Strawn, Clare; Monama, Geraldine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Adult literacy is a crucial element of community and economic development in South Africa and many developing countries striving to meet Millennium Development Goals. However, few governments invest the recommended 6% of education budgets on programmes for adults. Without resources, volunteer educators and international supporters rely on their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Community Development
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Taber, Nancy – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Using a life history approach, this article explores the ways in which women in the military who are also mothers learn to embody various masculinities and femininities as they negotiate workplace gender processes. Complex intersections of gendered communities of practice result in the participants' learning to variously understand, accept, shape…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Females, Mothers, Communities of Practice
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Clover, Darlene E.; McGregor, Catherine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Women's Campaign School (WCS) is a non-partisan, non-formal three-day educational programme held annually in Vancouver, to empower and inspire women to enter politics and as a means towards socio-political change. Our findings show the WCS provides excellent practical and tactical skills and an experiential learning opportunity that is highly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Females, Experiential Learning
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