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Xiao, Feiya; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Lan, William; Burley, Hansel – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This study sought to a better understanding of the construct of problem solving in technology-rich environments and the effect of literacy and numeracy on problem solving. Data used in this study were drawn from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies US data which includes 5010 completed cases and a total of 1326…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Literacy, Numeracy, Competence
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Lee, Jeongwoo; Desjardins, Richard – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This comparative study examines patterns of inequality in participation in two different types of adult learning and education (ALE) -- job-related formal ALE (JFALE) and job-related non-formal ALE (JNFALE) -- as related to social origins at the micro-level and three categories of social inequality at the macro-level at the macro level (economic,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Equal Education, Social Bias
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Lange, Elizabeth; Young, Susan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Gender-based violence is a staggering but normalized global phenomenon, illustrated by the global reach of the #MeToo movement. Gender-based violence and the impacts of trauma enter learning spaces daily, acknowledged or not. Adult learners often respond to learning about gender relations with avoidance, denial, fear, defensiveness and…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Violence, Trauma, Student Experience
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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Martma, Liisa; Saar, Ellu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The question of whether the potential short-term advantages of vocational qualifications are offset by disadvantages in later life is an important issue for policy debates. This paper analyses how the choice of vocational or general upper-secondary education affects future prospects of participation in non-formal education (NFE). It presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
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Rasmussen, Palle; Larson, Anne; Cort, Pia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Denmark has a strong and versatile tradition of adult education. Over a long historical period, adult education for public enlightenment and leisure, for continuing study and for vocational and professional competence have been developed, been made part of state policy and been used by citizens. But in recent years the public and political…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Educational History, Political Attitudes
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Åkerblom, Erika – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article focus on how the Swedish population is shaped into desirable citizens as resources for the nation's prosperity. The aim is to analyse how health operates as a governing technique in discourses of lifelong learning. Within such current discourses the population is today described as generally well-educated and healthy, but not educated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Health, Educational Attainment
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Bates, S.; Wright, V. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The paper reports on collaborative journal writing and dialogue sustained by two education professionals with a view to engaging in meaningful reflective practice. The transition from journal writing to reporting in this paper was underpinned by knowledge of the place of reflective practice in teacher education and continuous professional…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Teacher Collaboration, Figurative Language, Reflection
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Iwatsuki, Tomoya – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to clarify the actual conditions of youth in social difficulties in Japan and to examine the characteristics and meanings of 'educational support' for them from the viewpoint of literacy theory as a social practice. My colleagues and I carried out a four-year qualitative study of several private groups supporting young…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Young Adults
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Te Maro, Pania; Lane, Chris; Bidois, Vaughan; Earle, David – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article critiques international assessment of adult literacy using research findings from students completing a Maori tourism certificate who achieved significant gains in assessment. It is argued that the focus of literacy assessments potentially forces educators to narrow their teaching and learning approaches, manoeuvring them into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Tourism
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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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Nienkemper, Barbara; Grotlüschen, Anke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The present article connects a secondary analysis of quantitative data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) with the theoretical approach of 'literacy practices' and related research results from the so-called New Literacy Studies (NLS) tradition, which follows a cultural practices paradigm. According…
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Adult Literacy
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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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Duckworth, Vicky; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper draws on sociological and critical educational frames, particularly Bourdieu's concept of symbolic violence, in order to contest the dominant model of literacy education that is driven by the premise of a 'knowledge economy'. Instead it foregrounds the political, social, and economic factors that marginalise learners. Data from two…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Adult Education
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Buddeberg, Klaus – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
According to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a large proportion of adults in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have low literacy proficiency levels. There exist widespread stereotypes about adults who have difficulties with reading and writing, stereotypes which…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Stereotypes, Social Isolation
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Capstick, Tony – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The framework for this paper takes its central orientation from the New Literacy Studies (NLS) body of research which focuses on the analysis of texts and practices rather than the skills-oriented perspective of large-scale quantitative studies. In this paper, these are the texts of everyday life and the literacy practices of adult migrants before…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Migrants, Migration
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