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Ciporen, Rachel – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
In recent years coaching has become an increasingly popular intervention used in both personal and professional development spheres. This chapter draws on industry research from scholars as well as professional organizations to map the history, definitions, and trends of executive and organizational coaching to provide clarity on a complex and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Intervention, Professional Development, Individual Development
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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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Frye, Steven B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter describes developmental needs of emerging young adults and how they are often met, or not met, in faith communities. The author offers recommendations for creating better connections with today's emerging young adults.
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Needs Assessment, Need Gratification, Religious Organizations
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Wilson, Kristen; Smith, Natesha – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Since the military became an all-voluntary force (AVF), men and women have chosen to serve as a career, viewing it as a way to accomplish their life goals. Whether these goals include advancing in rank or transitioning into civilian life, service members find themselves needing additional training and/or education while serving. Although the…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Career Choice, Armed Forces, Tuition
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Bassett, Caroline L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Because wisdom is such a complex and multidimensional construct, it is difficult to study, much less to define. Based on the author's understanding, her definition of wisdom is as follows: "Wisdom is about human flourishing; it is having sufficient awareness in various situations and contexts to act in ways that enhance our common humanity." This…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Emotional Intelligence, Self Motivation, Social Cognition
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Daloz, Laurent A. Parks – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
There is both gain and loss in early male formation: men gain a certain clarity, power, and even vision in their separateness, yet may pay the cost in mutuality, responsiveness, and connectedness. Mentors can help men heal their connectivity deficit while retaining the strengths of their distinctiveness by reminding them that they have within…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship
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Smith, M. Cecil – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
Service learning is one of the most pervasive education innovations of the past generation and has demonstrated much success in connecting schooling with community service. Service learning is designed to be integrated into, and enhance, the academic curriculum. It is believed, and there is growing evidence to show, that participation in service…
Descriptors: Adult Development, College Students, Altruism, Service Learning
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Chickering, Arthur W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
In this article, the author states his belief that community based learning among adults can be a powerful force for encouraging personal development and for strengthening democracy in this multicultural, globally interdependent, battered world. To do so, however, it needs to pervade all the curricula, degree programs, learning contracts, and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Role of Education, Democratic Values, Citizen Participation
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Smith, Regina O. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
The online environment represents one of the fastest growing contexts for adult learning. The first online programs resembled electronic versions of old correspondence study programs. As problems of low motivation, alienation, dissatisfaction, and attrition within these programs mounted, practitioners and scholars recommended more emphasis on…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Adult Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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Mott, Vivian W. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
Meeting the learning needs of older adults in rural areas is a critical and growing concern for adult and continuing education. This chapter addresses learning in a rural context for older adults by examining several constructs. These include the definitions of "rural," the issues of the learners' ages, and the various structures and…
Descriptors: Social Action, Continuing Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Rossiter, Marsha – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
The possible selves construct is presented as a useful and largely untapped perspective on adult learning. Special attention is given to the role of educational helping relationships in fostering positive possible selves among adult learners.
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Fletcher, Sarah – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
This chapter explores how incorporating the possible selves construct within a supportive and challenging mentoring relationship can assist in personal and professional growth. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Mentors, Professional Development
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Eisen, Mary-Jane – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2005
The rapid growth in the number of older adult learners presents new challenges and opportunities for adult educators. These include facilitating the development of individuals as they make the transition to their later years and of American society as it struggles to reenvision aging.
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Midlife Transitions
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Zachary, Lois J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2002
Presents a set of reflection questions for educators preparing to mentor others, related to the phases of the mentoring relationship: preparing, negotiating, enabling, and coming to closure. (Contains 14 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Faculty Development, Individual Development, Mentors
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Yorks, Lyle; Kasl, Elizabeth – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2002
Insights from the articles in this issue highlight (1) the pivotal role of presentational knowing in collaborative inquiry; (2) personal development and action; (3) roles for adult educators in inquiry groups (full participant, external facilitator, multigroup coordinator); and (4) creation of supportive structures for collaborative inquiry.…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Experiential Learning, Individual Development
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