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Hitzhusen, Gregory E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Faith communities, such as churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques, are providing new venues for innovative adult environmental education. As faith communities turn their concerns to issues of sustainability, environmental teaching is emerging in many forms across diverse religious traditions, as evidenced by the development of denominational…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Adult Educators, Educational Trends, Religious Education
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Wrigley, Heide Spruck – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Immigrant integration is a multidimensional process that involves both newcomers and the receiving community. Although the United States does not have a coherent policy of immigrant integration, several city- and state-wide efforts support immigrant integration, as do individual initiatives operating across states. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Competition, Immigration, Citizen Participation
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Grassroots organizations emerge when groups of people decide to work collectively to form an organization as a way to initiate change. Rather than seeking leadership from established government or corporate organizations or departments, the purpose of the organization, the framework for decision making, and the individuals involved in leadership…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Munoz, Linda – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
This chapter explores how Mexican immigrants in a small central Texas town understand their roles and/or responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society regardless of their immigration status in the country. The author interviewed two men and four women about what they thought it meant to be civically engaged, and what--if any--they thought…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy Education, Mexican Americans, Immigration
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Frye, Steven B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Looking back on the use of distance education tools by religious groups, one word that stands out is change. The old adage "We've never done it that way before" will become less valid as religious bodies find themselves in the midst of a world inundated with online possibilities that call them to question how they interact with members…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education
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Rocco, Tonette S.; Delgado, Antonio – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article critiques the ways adult educators discuss disability. To enhance the discourse on disability from a critical perspective, the authors present concepts and theories from disability studies useful for a critical examination of disability in adult education. Disability should be an important concern for adult education and adult…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Disabilities
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McLean, Margaret A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Ableism is discrimination on the grounds that being able bodied is the normal and superior human condition. In contrast, being "disabled" is linked to ill health, incapacity, and dependence. These understandings become institutionalized in the beliefs, language, and practices of nondisabled people and create barriers to equitable social…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Brookfield, Stephen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
The U.S. government's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that in any given year, 14.8 million American adults (about 6.7 percent of the adult population) suffer from clinical depression or major depressive disorder, as it is sometimes called (NIMH, n.d.). In Canada, a recent study projected the estimate of sufferers much higher…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Educators, Depression (Psychology)
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Walker, Wayland – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article queries how one type of human difference--alterity, the experience of multiple distinct consciousnesses, or "alters," by one person--is pathologized in American culture. This experience is inscribed as a mental illness, labeled now as dissociative identity disorder (DID) and formerly known as multiple personality disorder (MPD). In…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Popular Culture, Mental Disorders, Adult Students
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Tisdell, Elizabeth J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
In this article, the author begins by providing an overview of the literature on wisdom itself and then considers what some of its insights might suggest for dealing with a few current challenges facing the field of adult education. This article is grounded in two basic assumptions: (1) that there is an integration quality to wisdom that attends…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Knowledge Level, Adult Development
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Swartz, Ann L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
In adult education, there has recently been a recognition of the body's role in adult learning. Attention to neuroscience is somewhat limited, though is emerging. These two perspectives are not integrated. With this article, the author argues that adult education must look to science to achieve a deeper understanding of the evolving…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Intellectual Development, Scientific Research
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Yang, Shih-ying – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Wisdom enables people to lead a good life. The pursuit of wisdom is an important goal for adult education, and adult education is important for developing wisdom in individuals and communities. The good life for humankind is threatened by global warming, shortages of natural resources, cultural and religious conflicts, and financial crises, and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Adult Education, Cultural Differences, Asians
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Sussman, Abraham; Kossak, Mitchell – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Educating adults to tap into the wisdom of their inner life can happen in many contexts: (1) higher education classrooms; (2) workshop and retreat settings; and (3) psychotherapy settings. Adults can also facilitate the development of their inner life through various self-directed learning efforts, by learning from life experience, and through…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Self Concept, Metacognition, Learning Processes
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Okpalaoka, Chinwe L.; Dillard, Cynthia B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article arises from dialogue culled from a yearlong doctoral seminar in which both authors participated. The authors are both African ascendant women who teach and learn in a higher education setting. As one of the professors who co-taught the seminar (Cynthia) and a college administrator who was a doctoral student at the time of the seminar…
Descriptors: Blacks, Females, Feminism, Epistemology
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Jarvis, Peter – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Wisdom is a complex phenomenon: it finds its home primarily but not exclusively in theology, philosophy, psychology, education--that is, in the humanities--and in life itself. In a paradoxical manner, wisdom finds its home in the world of the unanswerable, where there are no empirical proofs and no obvious answers. Wisdom actually finds its place…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Philosophy, Adult Education, Biblical Literature
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