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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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Fraser, Wilma; Hyland-Russell, Tara – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article invokes the spirit of "Sophia" as metaphorical guide for an ongoing reclamation of wisdom spaces and describes a path for educators and practitioners that can assist in the recovery of wisdom in the face of increasing pressures of measurable outcomes within the field of lifelong learning. The authors first examine wisdom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Nanton, Carmela R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
This chapter examines the cultural influences and applications of women's social capital networks on women's knowledge construction, community development, and autonomy within their cultures and the adult learning context.
Descriptors: Community Development, Females, Adult Learning, Coping
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Wolf, Mary Alice – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
This chapter examines the potential for personal growth, development, and learning of older adult women who will have many productive years in the workforce. What implications are there for adult education communities who will interact with these older women? How do they adapt to the educational environment, and what social support will enable…
Descriptors: Females, Labor Market, Older Adults, Educational Environment
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Rodriquez, Frank G.; Nash, Susan Smith – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2004
While technology has for many years been a critical component in programs for adults and calls to mind sophisticated gadgetry with expensive price tags, it is often the nexus where technology and humans intersect that proves most critical to the success and quality of adult degree programs.
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational Technology, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Sisco, Burton R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1991
The learning climate set by adult educators reflects assumptions about adults as learners and the teaching-learning transaction. Creating positive environments requires attending to initial contact with learners; answering the questions Who are we? Who am I the instructor? and Why are we here?; and using icebreakers. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment
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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1994
Presents a technique for dividing the teaching/learning process into microcomponents to ease transition to self-direction. The component checklist includes assessing needs, setting goals, specifying content, pacing, selecting instructional methods, controlling the learning environment, promoting reflection, determining the instructor's role, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Check Lists, Educational Environment