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Tolliver, Derise E. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Africentrism is a conceptual framework that is rooted in the epistemology, cosmology, and axiology of the indigenous African worldview. Understanding the basic principles and values of this transformative paradigm can inform doctoral programs' efforts to enhance inclusion by undoing practices of marginalization and hegemony.
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, World Views, Doctoral Programs, Inclusion
Jones, Jaye – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter focuses on the idea of embodiment to explore how doctoral education can be enhanced by paying attention to narratives of experience and emotion.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Personal Narratives, Experience, Psychological Patterns
Strohschen, Gabriele – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter examines the implication of Blended Shore Education to doctoral program design and delivery as it synthesizes adult education principles of Freire and Stanage with findings of Strohschen's international action research on design and delivery practices.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Civics, Instructional Design, Delivery Systems
Heaney, Tom; Ramdeholl, Dianne – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
In this chapter, the editors review the contributions of each chapter to a vision for doctoral education viewed through the lens of the best practices of adult education.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Best Practices, Adult Education
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
Pappas, James P.; Jerman, Jerry; Coughlin, Carolyn – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Constructive-developmental theorists have made the case that adults require at least a self-authored meaning-making system to thrive in today's world. This chapter shows how coaches literate in adult development and body/mind theory and practice can be powerful partners to adults on the journey to self-authorship.
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Coaching (Performance), Adult Development, Theory of Mind
Cox, Elaine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
In this chapter, the author explores how the adult learning theories of andragogy and transformative learning may be used when coaching adult learners.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Andragogy
Pappas, James P.; Jerman, Jerry – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter considers many of the major directions, issues, and themes that will play an important part in the future of coaching adult populations.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Trend Analysis
Campone, Francine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter provides an overview of key principles and practices in executive coaching. Coaching is discussed as a reflective learning opportunity and offers the theoretical grounding, strategies, and case studies for each of four key elements of a coaching engagement.
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Workplace Learning, Coaching (Performance)
Wax, Dorothy M.; Wertheim, Judith – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter focuses on the use of coaching for adult learners, the specific characteristics adults bring to the learning environment, and strategies for dealing with the obstacles adult learners may face.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Adult Development, Adult Education, Helping Relationship
Banz, Martha L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter considers how the assumptions, principles, and overall mind-set of coaching may be useful as organizations seek to foster lifelong relationships with their volunteer constituents.
Descriptors: Volunteer Training, Adult Education, Coaching (Performance), Educational Practices
Bommelje, Rick – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter explores how coaching equips managers and supervisors to be successful in the 21st-century workplace. Coaching has benefited these professionals by providing them with viable tools to enhance the leadership and managerial tools they already possess.
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Work Environment, Capacity Building, Leadership Effectiveness
Choudry, Aziz; Rochat, Désirée – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Working and writing together as supervisor and graduate student in a Canadian university, the authors bring their community/activist/adult education learning backgrounds into dialogue--and tension--with doctoral studies by reflecting on their personal learning paths and thinking about what this means for teaching and learning in academic contexts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
Language Policies and Programs for Adult Immigrants in Canada: Deconstructing Discourses of Integration
Guo, Yan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter examines current issues in English as Second Language (ESL) policies and programs for adult immigrants in Canada from a critical multiculturalism perspective.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Language Planning
Brigham, Susan M.; Baillie Abidi, Catherine; Tastsoglou, Evangelia; Lange, Elizabeth – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Like the immigrant clients they serve, service providers have been overlooked in adult education literature, yet their roles are crucial for addressing the serious concerns of refugees and refugee claimants who flee their home countries hoping to find safe refuge in another country.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adult Education, Refugees, Adult Learning