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The 40 Years' Evolution of the Chinese Adult and Continuing Education: Where Does It Move Driven by the "China Dream?"
Sun, Qi; Chang, Bo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper charts the historical and political contexts for the evolution of Chinese adult and continuing education over the past 40 years, focusing on the national adult education reforms and relevant policies, and establishing the national lifelong education system. The progress and transformations of Chinese adult education, including how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change
The New Vistas of Adult and Continuing Education for Change in Asian Context: Themes and Implications
Sun, Qi; Kang, Haijun – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Adult education, lifelong education, and lifelong learning have been playing critical roles in responding to contemporary, economic, political, social, and cultural challenges in many parts of the world. This article looks at the new vistas of adult and lifelong education/learning from Eastern perspectives, which highlights the state of adult and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Social Change
Cervero, Ronald M.; Daley, Barbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter provides an overview of the emerging social and organizational contexts for health professions education and the rationale for foundational adult and continuing education concepts to be included in the curricula of HPE graduate programs.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Social Influences, Educational Environment, Context Effect
Greenberg, Daphne; Ginsburg, Lynda; Wrigley, Heide Spruck – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter provides brief summaries of recent research on literacy, numeracy, and language education for adults.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Numeracy
Scott, Leodis – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter features a conceptual framework that considers the practical characteristics of learning cities, pointing to the field of adult and continuing education to lead a movement for the purposes of education, learning, and engagement for all.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
English, Anthony M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
This chapter describes how professional and continuing higher education units can develop and sustain successful partnerships with academic departments in order to deliver educational programs effectively to students.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Departments, Higher Education, Continuing Education
White, Ronald G. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The extent to which continuing educators respond to the challenges and opportunities presented in this volume will determine to a large extent their future relevance to their institutions.
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Barriers, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change
Fong, James – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Today's programs and delivery methods in continuing education for the adult student are evolving due to changing needs, competition, and new markets and technologies. The marketing infrastructure, including staffing, budgeting, and processes such as customer relationship marketing and market research, must be in alignment with changing needs.
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Adult Students, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
The Dynamic Flux of Continuing Higher Education: Redefining the New Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations
Braverman, Lisa R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Continuing higher education has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, illustrated by such innovations as MOOCs, globalization, strategic collaborations with government and industry, and increased entrepreneurship. As a result, continuing education (CE) units have experienced a fundamental shift in the way they conduct business in…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Higher Education, Educational Change, Role of Education
From Access to Excess: Changing Roles and Relationships for Distance Education, Continuing Education, and Academic Departments in American Universities
Ashcroft, Judy Copeland – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
In American universities, early distance education needed both continuing education and academic departments for establishing institutional cooperation, developing quality standards, adapting to change, and finding a funding model. Today, the Internet and the need for additional revenue are driving new distance education models.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Continuing Education, Access to Education, Models
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
Baker, Nelson C. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Noncredit programs help to define continuing education programs. Current trends indicate that change in noncredit programming will continue, and likely accelerate, as a result of new audiences, technologies, and institutional expectations.
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Educational Trends, Continuing Education, Educational Change
Foley, Jeffrey M.; Kaiser, Leann M. R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
Broad (1997) defined learning transfer as the "effective and continuing application by learners--to their performance of jobs or other individual, organizational, or community responsibilities--of knowledge and skills gained in the learning activities" (p. 2). This chapter offers an introduction to learning transfer and the major concepts related…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Transfer of Training, Barriers
Rocco, Tonette S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Disability is not something one experiences in isolation of other characteristics. Sociocultural characteristics, such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability, interact with each other in various combinations forming unique adults. When interacting with other characteristics, disability can dominate the other…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Disabilities, Social Bias, Continuing Education
Colin, Scipio A. J., III; Lund, Carole L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
According to Colin and Lund, there is no debate regarding the fact that many white adult educators make decisions that privilege members of their racial group, peoples of European descent, over the "other." As to whether it is a conscious or unconsciousness decision on the part of white practitioners not to accept responsibility is open for future…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Adult Educators, Racial Bias, Adult Education