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Baker, Ashley R.; Hawkins, Billy J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter examines the structural arrangements and challenges many Black male athletes encounter as a result of their use of sport for upward social mobility. Recommendations to enhance their preparation and advancement are provided.
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Males, African Americans, College Athletics
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Harris Cornileus, Tonya – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter draws attention to the intersection of race and gender identities and their impact on the career development of Black men.
Descriptors: Career Development, Racial Factors, Race, Gender Differences
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Drayton, Brendaly; Rosser-Mims, Dionne; Schwartz, Joni; Guy, Talmadge C. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This concluding chapter discusses the important contribution Black men's voices have made and can make to adult education theory and practice. Particular emphasis is placed on troubling the various factors that contribute to the silencing of those voices.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Males, African American Influences
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Hodges, Traci L.; Isaac-Savage, E. Paulette – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter focuses on the use of job clubs as an informal learning method of career education for African American women.
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Informal Education, Career Education
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Hill, Lilian H. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter examines multiple convergent forces affecting health, relates these to social determinants of health and critical adult health learning, and closes with discussion of opportunities for adult educators to contribute to human health at the individual, community, health provider, policy/regulatory agency, and international levels.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Health Education, Adult Educators, Health Promotion
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Conceição, Simone C. O. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter addresses the transitions and changes occurring because of technological innovation, how these changes are affecting the workplace, and the skills needed to thrive today. It also presents generational characteristics of adult learners and strategies for adult educators and higher education institutions for effectively dealing with…
Descriptors: Global Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Competition
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Lawrence, Randee Lipson; Paige, Dennis Swiftdeer – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The art of storytelling is traced from its roots in indigenous cultural societies. Storytelling in education is described as a participatory learning process that promotes community and understanding.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education
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Scully-Russ, Ellen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The new emphasis on vocational skills provides adult education a new raison d'être and presents new developmental dilemmas to the field of adult education. This chapter examines these tensions in light of significant social change that places underqualified adults at great risk to a vicious cycle of marginalization and how adult education will be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Nicolaides, Aliki; Marsick, Victoria J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter describes the changing nature of adult education theory and practice in the face of complex, disruptive change and explores theories that are suited to tectonic shifts in a period of what we describe as "liquid modernity" in the midst of complex sociocultural-economic-political change in a global environment.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Global Education, Theory Practice Relationship
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Larrotta, Clarena; Moon, Ji Yoon Christine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter provides examples of transitions that learners face connected to their participation in adult education and English literacy instruction. It describes their efforts to attain relevant language expression skills.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Learning, English Language Learners
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Nanton, Carmela R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter summarizes key convergent, divergent, and transforming forces of adult education. Super-flexibility is proposed as a postmodern strategy for effective, sustainable negotiated existence in global dynamic contexts.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Postmodernism, Sustainability, Global Approach
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Wheelan, Belle S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter addresses educational policy as a force that contemporary adult education would be required to reckon with from the point of view of an accreditor. It identifies the issues and projects shifts that are currently taking place in higher education policy at the national, state, and regional levels.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Wojnar, Margaret; Sinz, Elizabeth – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter focuses on how to negotiate power and interest among multiple stakeholders to develop continuing professional education programs as graduate study for those in the health and medical professions.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Health Education, Medical Education, Stakeholders
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Gleiman, Ashley; Zacharakis, Jeff – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
The military relies on continuing professional education as a key component to the success of its organization. With decreasing budgets and increasing importance for a force that operates efficiently and thinks critically, the cognitive tension among training, education, and learning comes center stage.
Descriptors: Military Service, Military Training, Military Personnel, Professional Continuing Education
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Coady, Maureen J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This chapter synthesizes the main themes in the issue in an overall update from the field of current CPE thinking and practice.
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Educational Development, Barriers, Synthesis
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