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Yuan, Dayong; Gui, Min; Shen, Xinyi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
The idea of building learning cities is one of the important strategies for implementing lifelong learning in China. It is well accepted through policymaking, research, and practice. This article provides an overview of building a learning city in Beijing. Three cases offer perspectives that explain the structure, policy, and practice of building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Colleges, Adult Education
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Miller, Brian; Schwartz, Joni – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter is a call to action for adult educators to critically engage the Black Lives Matter Movement through pedagogy, community engagement and scholarly activism. It explores the intersection of the Black Lives Matter movement and adult education by highlighting the response of one community college initiative.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Activism, Critical Theory, Community Colleges
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Nickoli, Rebecca A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
This chapter expands on the role of community colleges in economic development, workforce development and training, and even job creation. Practical examples from the field are included.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Economic Development, Labor Force Development
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Largent, Liz; Horinek, Jon B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
Community colleges have been called the "people's college"; enrolling a diverse student population and serving their communities are both central to the roots and present-day mission of community colleges. A diverse student population consisting of students, who face financial, academic, and personal issues creates a unique challenge for community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Service Learning, Adult Education, Student Diversity
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Malcolm, Janice – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2005
This chapter considers how class helps to construct the identity and ultimately the teaching of certain groups of educators, and it explores ways of making class explicit in the teacher education classroom.
Descriptors: Social Class, Teacher Education, Social Influences, Foreign Countries