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Moore, Donald E., Jr. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter proposes approaches for assessing learners and evaluating courses and curriculum that could be used by directors of health professions education (HPE) programs to determine the effectiveness and impact of their programs.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Health Education
Beard, Colin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter considers whether John Dewey's writings about experiential education are relevant to modern-day conceptions of adult experiential learning. It highlights how some of the threads of Dewey's thinking are still pertinent, but much more complex.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Experiential Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Education
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
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
Kohli, Wendy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter shows, through reflection on and examples of my own teaching, the relevance of Dewey's pedagogy of experience to the preparation of teachers.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy
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
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
Yang, Kyung-Hwa – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses participatory visual methods as a framework for adult education.
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Teaching Methods, Adult Education, Models
Lawrence, Randee Lipson – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter brings together significant themes in the previous chapters, including collaborative research partnerships, voice and agency, self-image, relationships, multiple ways of knowing, difficult conversations, social change, and alternative adult education.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Self Concept
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
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
Larrotta, Clarena – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter describes documented and undocumented immigrant populations in the United States. It discusses salient factors influencing their status as immigrants as well as adult education services available to them through publicly funded programs, social units, and community centers, especially churches and libraries.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adult Education, Community Centers, Churches