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Graham, Janna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Adult education in art galleries sits on a fault line, at once an apparatus upholding the affirmative aspects of museum culture cultivated by global elites, a propellant in the whirring of an increasingly dislocated set of events on trendy and consumable political themes, and a site for 'allyship' and other kinds of radical and socially…
Descriptors: Art, Museums, Adult Education, Transformative Learning
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Manuel, Alzira; van der Linden, Josje; Popov, Oleg – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Interest in vocational education and training (VET) is growing. This can be attributed to global socio-economic developments requiring continuously changing knowledge and skills. Adult education and training, particularly in non-formal education (NFE) contributes to provide these skills and knowledge for youth and adults. This puts pressure not…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Vocational Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Hachem, Hany; Nikkola, Eeva; Zaidan, Amani – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Context: In Lebanon, older adults face socioeconomic challenges that are expected to worsen due to an increase in older adult population, chronic governmental neglect, institutionalised ageism and a lack of educational and social gerontologists. Consequently, local older adults are in dire need for social change, which can be initiated through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Social Change, Older Adults
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Galloway, Sarah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper takes up an existing discussion around critical perspectives on adult education, in particular how empowerment and emancipation have been understood. Previously in this journal, concern has been raised with traditional understandings of critical adult education. The problem is that these tend to assume that learners require assistance…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Empowerment
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Ratana-Ubol, Archanya; Richards, Cameron – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The concept of the university of the third age (U3A) is well established overseas and a key international focus for emerging global networks of senior citizen (i.e. seniors) lifelong learning. However it is yet to become so in Thailand although it too is in the process of becoming an ageing society. Moreover, this is despite the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning
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Grace, André P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Political, cultural and social fallout following the introduction of the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda in 2009 intensified fabrication of an anti-gay public pedagogy of negation and nemesis that fuelled the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014. The Government of Uganda, conventional Anglicanism and US evangelical Christianity were all…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Bias, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Casey, Catherine; Asamoah, Lily – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Distinctively economic objectives for lifelong education, especially adult learning and education, feature prominently in policy-making agendas and educators' practice in much of the world. Critics contend that humanistic and holistic visions of lifelong learning for all have been marginalised and neglected. The current turn of political attention…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Social Change
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VanWynsberghe, Robert; Herman, Andrew C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper establishes the basis for a pragmatist-inspired theory of human action to predominant ideas about knowledge, learning and education. As a necessary prelude to an examination of pragmatist theory's position on human action and its specific focus on habits and creativity, pragmatism is defined and then related to inquiry. Next, the fields…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Social Change, Educational Theories, Stakeholders
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Clover, Darlene E. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Historically, pubic art galleries and museums have a well-deserved reputation for elitism, colonialism and exclusion and they are, therefore, frequently omitted from the discourse of adult education. However, the escalating social, cultural and ecological problems of this new century have placed pressure on these public institutions to change and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Social Change, Museums
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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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Churlyaeva, Natalya; Kukushkin, Sergey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The development of a continuing vocational training programme at the Information Satellite Systems Joint-Stock Company (ISS JSC) during the transition from the planned Soviet economy to what is now called the Russian market economy is briefly outlined. How the collapse of a planned economy led to the degradation of engineering higher education…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Space Sciences
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Koski, Leena; Filander, Karin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The aim of this paper is to explore the historical representations of adulthood, citizenship and the ideal social bonds of an individual and the society in the transforming moral orders of Finnish adult education. The research is based on a thematic reading of data, which consist of texts written during the past 150 years by theorists of adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Change, Moral Values
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Chang, Bo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The article explores how education promotes social change. Using the philosophical foundations of adult education outlined by Elias and Merriam (2001, "Philosophical foundations of adult education" (3rd ed.), Krieger) as an analytical framework, the article compares the similarities and differences between popular education forms in two…
Descriptors: Social Change, Folk Schools, Foreign Countries, Adult Development
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Boyd, Darrell – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Starting from the premise that Paulo Freire's capacity for hope in the face of personal struggle and exile issued from his spirituality, this paper examines Freire's spirituality through the lens of Michael Dantley's concept of critical spirituality. The concept of spirituality as discussed in the literature is explored, followed by an explication…
Descriptors: African Americans, Cultural Background, Social Change, Religious Factors
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McGregor, Catherine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
How might an arts-informed pedagogy in a leadership development programme work to inspire, create and educate the leaders needed for creating more socially just and inclusive communities? This self-study explores how a post-secondary educator has integrated arts-informed approaches to teaching and learning in a leadership development programme at…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Art Education, Aesthetics, Social Justice
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