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Collins, Joshua C.; Rocco, Tonette S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter situates healthcare as a concern for the field of adult education through a critique of disparities in access to healthcare, quality of care received, and caregiver services for racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities.
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Minority Groups, Adult Education, Health Services
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Bryant, Lawrence O. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
Oppression in its many forms is so ingrained in the fabric of the legal, social, economic, educational, political, and medical systems in America that it often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. The chapters in this volume explored the evasive problem of health and wellness for racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities within a framework of adult…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Health Promotion, Wellness, Minority Groups
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Wyn, Johanna – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter provides an overview of theories of the transition to young adulthood. It sets out the argument for conceptual renewal and discusses some implications of new patterns of transition for adult education.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Young Adults, Transitional Programs, Educational Theories
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Drayton, Brendaly – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter discusses the influence of cultural identity and social conditions on the transition to adulthood in a stratified, multicultural context.
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Social Influences
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Lester, Jessica Nina – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter focuses on the transitional experiences of youth with dis/ability labels and highlights how a critical orientation to dis/ability can inform adult educators.
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Young Adults, Disabilities, Youth Opportunities
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Olson, Joann S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter frames the transition to adulthood in the context of the moving from formal educational settings to the often less-structured learning that occurs in workplace settings. Although schooling may end, learning continues.
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Learning, Adult Education
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Olson, Joann S.; Davis, C. Amelia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
In this final chapter, we highlight recurring themes from the preceding chapters and discuss the potential impact these themes have on program planning and instructional practice in adult education.
Descriptors: Young Adults, Performance Factors, Adult Education, Thematic Approach
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Tuckett, Alan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
At the time of the fifth UNESCO international conference on adult education (CONFINTEA V) in Hamburg in 1997, it seemed that a resilient alliance of governments and civil society organizations had been created. This alliance would have the commitment and cooperation needed to pursue the ambitious aspirations captured in the 10 themes of the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Correctional Institutions, International Cooperation
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Desjardins, Richard – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
As the "Hamburg Declaration" makes clear, adult education (AE) is a key component of development strategies that seek to ensure the long-term well-being of nations. Yet, with few exceptions most countries systematically underinvest in AE. Of course, it is no easy task to achieve adequate investment levels that reflect an appropriate balance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Role, Sustainable Development
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Nesbit, Tom – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The "Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning and Agenda for the Future" (UNESCO, 1997) is perhaps the most utopian statement about adult learning and education (ALE) in recent times. Grounded in the ideas of radical educators Paulo Freire and Ivan Illich, it built upon two earlier influential and inspiring reports that promoted general adherence to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Peace, Sustainability
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Gast, Angela – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Although many adult students turn to online degree programs due to their flexibility and convenience, a majority of prospective adult learners prefer to take classes on traditional brick-and-mortar campuses. This chapter examines how public research universities create pathways to degree attainment and boost degree completion rates among adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Academic Degrees, Educational Trends, Public Colleges
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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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Szymanski, Sharon; Wells, Richard – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Labor studies can play a unique role in today's increasingly corporatized higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Commercialization, Labor Education, Educational Change
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Ramdeholl, Dianne – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
In the concluding chapter of this volume, the author critically reflects on the important implications outlined by other authors, and through raising questions, invites us to envision and work toward a more compassionate and humane world.
Descriptors: Global Education, Adult Education, Reflection, Humanism
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Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Wertheim, Judith B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Central to many of the current developments in higher education is prior learning assessment (PLA). In the past several years, with new and ambitious degree completion goals for adults, the United States is witnessing what can only be called a surge of interest in PLA.
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Higher Education, Adult Education, Achievement Rating
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