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The Landscape of Mindfulness and Meditation in Adult Education: A Partial Prescription (and Critique) for Lifelong Learning and Well-Being
Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Riley, Timothy D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter provides an overview and critique of the mindfulness and meditation literature in popular culture, adult education and health care, and provides discussion based on both experience and the literature for teaching and learning for well-being.
Descriptors: Relaxation Training, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Well Being
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
The 40 Years' Evolution of the Chinese Adult and Continuing Education: Where Does It Move Driven by the "China Dream?"
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
Rocco, Tonette S.; McGill, Craig M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter explores discrepancies between Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) for adults and Dewey's philosophy in which learners are motivated by their own purposes.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Philosophy, Learning Motivation, Mandatory Continuing Education
Coulter, Xenia; Mandell, Alan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
In this chapter, the editors integrate various threads from the earlier chapters to note the extent to which, together, these essays deepen our understanding of Dewey and identify new ways of thinking about adult education.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Adult Education, Educational Methods
Policies and Practice: A Review of Legislation Affecting Transition Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Poppen, Marcus; Alverson, Charlotte Y. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter examines legislative actions throughout the past century that have influenced education and employment for individuals with disabilities while discussing ways that these actions reflect the broader social, political and economic goals of the American education system, and implications for individuals with disabilities who participate…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Griswold, Wendy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
Adult education has a significant role to play in creating a just and sustainable world. This chapter explores a continuum of perspectives related to the environment and education and highlights sustainability and ecojustice education theory and practices in this volume.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
The St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat and Training Centre: Cultivating Ecological Awareness and Connection with the Earth
Groen, Janet – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter focuses on the role of religiously based spirituality in cultivating environmental awareness and citizenship by examining an adult environmental education program offered at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, a religious retreat center in Guelph, Canada.
Descriptors: Ecology, Consciousness Raising, Religious Factors, Environmental Education
Bell, Lorraine; Clover, Darlene E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter explores how museums, as educational and cultural institutions, can become agents of socioecological transformation. The ideas of critical museum studies and environmental adult education are reviewed, and three examples of environmental adult education in museums are discussed.
Descriptors: Museums, Environmental Education, Adult Education, Change Agents
Jacobson, Erik – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter reviews how the impact of WIOA on adult education provision in the United States may be limited because of persistent structural problems within adult education policy and practice.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Investment, Educational Opportunities, Labor Force Development
Clover, Darlene E.; Etmanski, Catherine; Reimer, Rachel – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter explores the potential of feminist leadership to encourage more participatory ways of engaging and learning in this deeply troubled world. Feminist leadership includes but is not limited to collaborative leadership. Adult learning is inherent to feminist leadership insofar as leaders must strategize according to the contexts in which…
Descriptors: Feminism, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making, Cooperation
Hill, Lilian H. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter examines multiple convergent forces affecting health, relates these to social determinants of health and critical adult health learning, and closes with discussion of opportunities for adult educators to contribute to human health at the individual, community, health provider, policy/regulatory agency, and international levels.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Health Education, Adult Educators, Health Promotion
Scully-Russ, Ellen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The new emphasis on vocational skills provides adult education a new raison d'être and presents new developmental dilemmas to the field of adult education. This chapter examines these tensions in light of significant social change that places underqualified adults at great risk to a vicious cycle of marginalization and how adult education will be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Skill Development
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
The Changing Nature of Adult Education in the Age of Transnational Migration: Toward a Model of Recognitive Adult Education
Guo, Shibao – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter examines the changing nature of adult education in the age of transnational migration and proposes recognitive adult education as an inclusive model that acknowledges and affirms cultural difference and diversity as positive and desirable assets.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migration, Immigrants, Student Diversity