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Melacarne, Claudio; Nicolaides, Aliki – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper uses the constructs of capacity and competencies to explore how transversal and vertical skills are becoming more central than in the past for adult educators and higher educational design teaching. In this chapter, the authors will describe the context where this idea was created and describe two approaches that develop transversal and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Competence, Skill Development, Adult Educators
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Kett, Joseph F. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
By comparing Dewey to adult educators who shared his philosophical values but not his faith in the promise of public schools, this chapter provides a fresh perspective on his concept of building education on experience.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Philosophy, Educational Attitudes
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Test, David W.; Clark, Kelly A.; Rusher, Dana E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter describes evidence-based predictors and practices of postschool success for students with disabilities. Examples for implementation and implications for adult education practitioners as they design instruction and programming for individuals with disabilities are provided.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence Based Practice, Success, Adult Education
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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
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Conceição, Simone C. O. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter addresses the transitions and changes occurring because of technological innovation, how these changes are affecting the workplace, and the skills needed to thrive today. It also presents generational characteristics of adult learners and strategies for adult educators and higher education institutions for effectively dealing with…
Descriptors: Global Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Competition
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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
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Slade, Bonnie L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Drawing on practice-based learning theory, this chapter examines issues pertaining to the deskilling of immigrant professionals in Canada. It argues that adult educators need to have an awareness of transnational migration dynamics and work in meaningful ways to keep immigrant professionals connected to professional knowledge practices.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Adult Educators, Adult Education
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English, Leona M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter critically examines financial literacy education, asking what its assumptions are and what adult educators need to ask of its curriculum, its bases, and the people being taught to be financially literate.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Money Management, Financial Services, Educational Objectives
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Selvaraj, Shivaani A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
This article traces the author's personal reflections on the complexity and contradictions inherent in working for social change. She describes her experiences of movement-based learning and organizing to end poverty in the United States, concluding that radical adult educators cannot afford to be based solely within the academy, divorced…
Descriptors: Reflection, Social Change, Activism, Consciousness Raising
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DiSilvestro, Frank R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The aging and longevity of the U.S. population presents challenging opportunities for adult and continuing educators in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Continuing Education, Older Adults, Adult Education
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Closson, Rosemary – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Baldwin and Ford (1988) specifically include learner characteristics as one of three key inputs into the learning transfer process but infrequently (actually almost never) has race, ethnicity, or culture been included as a variable when describing trainee characteristics. For the most part one is left to speculate as to the potential influence…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Cultural Influences, Race, Ethnicity
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Garvey, John; Gordon, John; Kleinbard, Peter; Wasserman, Paul – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
In this chapter, four longtime adult literacy practitioners recount their pathways into the field in the late 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. Their stories highlight the creativity and openness that characterized literacy work in those years and point to what has been lost as the field has become dominated by the Workforce Investment Act and the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Educators, Career Development, Educational Practices
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Isaac, E. Paulette – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Religious institutions wear many hats. In addition to meeting spiritual needs, they also serve as educational, cultural, political, and social centers. Like the world in general, many of them have responded to societal changes. They have expanded their contextual, geographical, and physical boundaries. Also, as demonstrated throughout this…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Adult Students, Adult Education, Role of Religion
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Cornell-d'Echert, Blaise, Jr. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Most adult education practitioners will understand the special requirements educators should attend to when educating adults. While Malcolm Knowles's adult education principles might not meet the strictest definition of principles, their universal adoption and acceptance by adult educators affords them the same weight as principles. So, as Knowles…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Training, Adult Educators, Educational Principles
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Zacharakis, Jeffrey; Van Der Werff, Jay A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The future of adult education in the military is in many ways tied to the future of adult education. If adult educators limit their vision of what adult education is to adult learning principles, to facilitated learning, to adult basic education, and to training and education, they limit the potential of what they can do and how they do it. Adult…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Educators
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