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Slade, Bonnie L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
Drawing on practice-based learning theory, this chapter examines issues pertaining to the deskilling of immigrant professionals in Canada. It argues that adult educators need to have an awareness of transnational migration dynamics and work in meaningful ways to keep immigrant professionals connected to professional knowledge practices.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Adult Educators, Adult Education
Guy, Talmadge C. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter discusses the sociohistorical and deeply embedded myths and stereotypes that have dominated narratives about Black men and how these shape the educational and professional experiences of Black men.
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Stereotypes, Misconceptions
Schwartz, Joni – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter is based on the findings of an ethnographic study of an urban General Education Development (GED®) program and suggests that, for some marginalized African American and other young men of color, adult education programs are counter-spaces (Yosso, Ceja, Smith, & Solorzano, [Yosso, T., 2009]) of spatial justice in opposition to…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Urban Education, General Education, High School Equivalency Programs
Drayton, Brendaly; Rosser-Mims, Dionne; Schwartz, Joni; Guy, Talmadge C. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
In this concluding chapter, the editors offer their reflections on the key themes of this volume and implications for future research and practitioners of adult education.
Descriptors: Adult Education, African American Students, Males
Ottley, Alford H. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
The 2008 GI Bill offers college funds for veterans. Yet Black male vets are not taking advantage of these benefits. This chapter examines personal and societal problems that hinder access to higher education for Black vets, and suggests some ways adult educators can advocate for these young men.
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Veterans Education, Student Financial Aid
Miller, Brian; Mondesir, Joserichsen; Stater, Timothy; Schwartz, Joni – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter addresses the challenges facing men of color who return to adult education after incarceration. It frames their experience as a war from a sociopolitical and cultural context, and then explains the support men need to succeed both in and outside the classroom.
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Institutionalized Persons, Adult Education, Cultural Context
Rosser-Mims, Dionne; Palmer, Glenn A.; Harroff, Pamela – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter shares findings from a qualitative study on reentry adult Black males' postsecondary education experiences and identifies strategies to help this population matriculate through college and graduate.
Descriptors: Reentry Students, College Students, African American Students, Males
Van Thompson, Carlyle; Schwartz, Paul J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter will center on the continuing impact of systemic and persistent educational trauma experienced by Black and Latino males and how trauma affects their current learning. The young men's counterstories from a phenomenological study and documentary are included.
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Males, Trauma
Drayton, Brendaly – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter explores Black men's reasons for participating in an adult basic education and literacy program through the lens of gender identity.
Descriptors: Males, Adult Basic Education, Gender Issues, Literacy Education
Johnson-Bailey, Juanita; Ray, Nichole; Lasker-Scott, Tennille – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter explores the effects of historical and current racism on the educational experiences of American Black males. The authors use critical race theory to illustrate how assumptions about culture and gender have subverted the egalitarian ideals of adult education. Teachers and students are urged to use critical reflection and open…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Student Experience, Educational Experience
Contextual Influences on Financial Behavior: A Proposed Model for Adult Financial Literacy Education
Way, Wendy L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter presents an ecological model that highlights the importance of considering multiple contextual influences on behavior as well as other factors that may impact learning when designing research and practice aimed at enhancing financial capability.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Money Management, Adult Learning, Educational Practices
Jarecke, Jodi; Taylor, Edward W.; Hira, Tahira K. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
Exploring the pedagogical approaches of four women's financial literacy education programs, this chapter provides an overview of trends and needs in financial education for women and offers pedagogical strategies for teaching women about finance.
Descriptors: Womens Education, Money Management, Financial Services, Adult Education
Structural Barriers, Financial Exclusion, and the Possibilities of Situated Learning for Financial Education
Buckland, Jerry – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter considers how the phenomenon of financial exclusion affects adult learning in the area of financial literacy.
Descriptors: Money Management, Barriers, Adult Learning, Andragogy
Economic Inclusion and Financial Education in Culturally Diverse Communities: Leveraging Cultural Capital and Whole-Family Learning
Robles, Bárbara J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter focuses on the importance of approaching economic education pedagogy as a whole-family learning process, especially in high immigrant and culturally diverse neighborhoods.
Descriptors: Money Management, Ethnic Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education, Family Literacy
Vitt, Lois A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter discusses shifts in hiring and benefits that changed the employment landscape, offering a historical look at workplace financial education, and arguing that educating employees to adjust to new financial realities is a win-win for employers and employees.
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Financial Services, Employment Practices, Money Management