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Settlement Services in the Training and Education of Immigrants: Toward a Participatory Mode of Governance
Shan, Hongxia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter focuses on the shifting roles that settlement services play in immigrant training and education and advocates a mode of participatory governance.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Governance, Community Services
Joaquin, Edward; Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
The authors examine the U.S. contemporary immigrant and transnational migration phenomena and the historical immigrant experience using a postcolonial theoretical framework. In this chapter, the issues of race and gender and current political positions are discussed.
Descriptors: Immigration, Migration, Immigrants, Racial Factors
Alfred, Mary V. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This article explores how notions of diaspora, migration, and globalization intersect to inform identities and social realities of those who leave their homeland and resettle in other nations. It calls for expanding the discourse of adult education to incorporate critical studies of the diaspora to make visible the inequality and imbalance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migration, Global Approach, Land Settlement
Rethinking Social Justice and Adult Education for Welcoming, Inclusive Communities: Synthesis of Themes
Lange, Elizabeth; Baillie Abidi, Catherine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter summarizes the key themes across the articles on transnational migration, social inclusion, and adult education, using Nancy Fraser's framework of redistributive, recognitive, and representational justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Migrants, Immigrants
Watson, Connie; Wu, Aimee Tiu – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter describes how the concept of learning cities evolved from the "learning society" and the lifelong education and learning movements, and advances multiple forms of communities of learning.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Lifelong Learning, Sustainability, Municipalities
Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Zientek, Renee – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Learning cities/regions, as education systems, require the practice framework of community engagement scholarship that anchors systems change for data-driven decision making.
Descriptors: Municipalities, Communities of Practice, Scholarship, Data
Yorks, Lyle; Barto, Jody – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Interconnections between workplace and organizational learning can highlight the ongoing changes taking place that prestage the need for learning cities and regions. The diverse institutions that comprise cities and regions can function as organizational learning mechanisms in the 21st century. Learning cities themselves can also be conceptualized…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Adult Education, Regional Characteristics, Lifelong Learning
Public Libraries and Cooperative Extension as Community Partners for Lifelong Learning and Learning Cities
Peich, Alysia; Fletcher, Cynthia Needles – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter examines the parallel histories and visions of public libraries and land-grant universities' Cooperative Extension in providing lifelong learning opportunities; it illustrates how partnerships between organizations can enhance the vibrancy of adult education in the context of learning cities.
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Extension Education, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education
Howard, Joanne; Howard, Diane; Dotson, Ebbin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
The infrastructure, financial, and human resource histories of health and education are offered as key components of future strategic planning initiatives in learning cities, and 10 key components of strategic planning initiatives designed to enhance the health and wealth of citizens of learning cities are discussed.
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Resources
Hibbler, Dan K.; Scott, Leodis – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter considers leisure as a powerful agent for social change alongside the field of adult education in bringing to life the idea of learning cities.
Descriptors: Leisure Education, Leisure Time, Social Change, Adult Education
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
Heaney, Tom – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
An obvious goal of adult learners is to find their own voice, to be heard in rational discourse with their peers, and to gain control over the day-to-day decisions that affect their lives. This chapter asks how doctoral students can be partners with faculty in charting the direction of their academic pursuits.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Graduate Students, Academic Aspiration, Decision Making
Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter considers how doctoral education, particularly in applied settings such as education, social work, counseling, and health care, could be reimagined if it was organized around the idea and process of critical reflection: of helping students to better understand how power operates in educational environments and how students' sense of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Social Work
Just the Two of Us…We Can Make It if We Try: The Relationship between Social Justice and Doctoral Studies
Ramdeholl, Dianne – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter explores the journey of a former adult literacy worker into the academy. She reflects on her commitment to social justice education and implications for doctoral studies.
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Social Justice, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study
Charaniya, Nadira K.; West Walsh, Jane – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter provides details of a collaborative research journey and makes a case for the inclusion of collaborative inquiry as an accepted doctoral research approach.
Descriptors: Research, Cooperation, Inquiry, Research Methodology