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Choi, Seonjoo; Han, Soonghee – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article, through the sketched history from the mid-1940s to current, presents the dynamics of adult education in East Asia traditionally called social education, that has survived after lifelong learning has been adopted, assimilated, and dominates the whole pattern of practice. This article argues that the soul of adult education has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adoption (Ideas), Lifelong Learning
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Sun, Qi; Chang, Bo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper charts the historical and political contexts for the evolution of Chinese adult and continuing education over the past 40 years, focusing on the national adult education reforms and relevant policies, and establishing the national lifelong education system. The progress and transformations of Chinese adult education, including how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change
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Sun, Qi; Kang, Haijun – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Adult education, lifelong education, and lifelong learning have been playing critical roles in responding to contemporary, economic, political, social, and cultural challenges in many parts of the world. This article looks at the new vistas of adult and lifelong education/learning from Eastern perspectives, which highlights the state of adult and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Social Change
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Bowers, Chet A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This paper describes the key principles of an ecojustice approach to adult education. The author describes the cultural roots of the ecological crisis, the difference between ecological and individual intelligence and the linguistic colonization of the present by the past. The dangers of an overreliance on print are described and the need for a…
Descriptors: Ecology, Justice, Educational Change, Adult Education
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McLendon, Lennox – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter on high school equivalency describes recent events involved in updating the adult education high school equivalency assessment services and the entrance of additional assessments into the field.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Education, Evaluation Methods, Educational Change
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Prins, Esther – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter identifies directions for future ABE research and suggests how researchers and practitioners can enrich the field's knowledge base.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Drayton, Brendaly; Rosser-Mims, Dionne; Schwartz, Joni; Guy, Talmadge C. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This concluding chapter discusses the important contribution Black men's voices have made and can make to adult education theory and practice. Particular emphasis is placed on troubling the various factors that contribute to the silencing of those voices.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Males, African American Influences
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Wheelan, Belle S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter addresses educational policy as a force that contemporary adult education would be required to reckon with from the point of view of an accreditor. It identifies the issues and projects shifts that are currently taking place in higher education policy at the national, state, and regional levels.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter analyzes the development and changes within continuing professional education and the influence of four contested spaces on this field of adult education practice.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Educational Development, Barriers, Educational Change