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Wang, Victor C. X. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
Scholar, mentor, and humanist, Patricia Cranton touched the lives of numerous scholars and students, and leaves a formidable legacy to the field of education. Her passing in early 2016 left a significant gap in many lives and an important legacy in the adult education literature. This article provides an account of Patricia Cranton's influential…
Descriptors: Mentors, Friendship, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Bennett, Jo; Grant, Natalie S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
An ecomap is a social work data collection tool that is used to gather data about a participant's environment. Derived from Bronfenbrenner's ecological system theory, the ecomap can be used in adult education and human resource development to record information of in-and-out-of-work and learning experiences and show how these interactions support…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Data Collection, Research Tools
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Nakabayashi, Hayato – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Originally from Japan, Dr. Mitsunori Misawa is a professor of the Higher and Adult Education program in the Department of Leadership at the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, at the University of Memphis in the United States. This paper introduces what led Dr. Misawa to study and work in the United States, how he came to pursue an…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Homosexuality, Activism
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Imel, Susan – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Susan Imel is retired from Ohio State University. From December 1981 until December 2003, she was the Adult Education Specialist at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education and Director from 1987 through 2003. This essay begins with a brief overview of the ERIC system including goals for the clearinghouses, followed by a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Databases, Clearinghouses, Career Education
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Feldman, Eric M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
This paper provides a resource on the impact of social media on adult learners' construction of knowledge, particularly as it pertains to adult education's role in fostering a robust democratic society. There has been an increase in the literature in recent years that explores the various aspects of social media use, such as the incivility of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adult Learning, Epistemology, Learning Processes
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Careless, Erin Jennifer – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter have become integrated into sociocultural practices for millions of people around the world, and are having an enduring impact on the field of adult education. As essentially free, virtually non-hierarchical tools that facilitate user-generated knowledge, these online spaces may be powerful…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Adult Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Critical Thinking
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Johnson, Brenda W. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
After 20 years I was back in school faced with an assignment to research an adult education scholar, leader, or practitioner. After a quick review of the list we were provided I was drawn to Dr. Johnson-Bailey as the focus of my paper primarily because our lives paralleled in so many ways. She was on staff at my Alma Mater, The University of…
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Interviews, Career Development
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Arthur-Mensah, Nana; Shuck, Brad – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
The implementation of e-learning as a strategy has risen exponentially over the last 20 years as more adults use this medium to enhance their skills and acquire knowledge. The utilization of technology offers significant advantages to both learners and organizations in terms of cost, time and rich learning content. E-learning has been widely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning
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Samaroo, Selwyn; Cooper, Eleanor; Green, Tim – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
A debate that has engaged the attention of educators and scores of intellectuals is the longstanding issue of pedagogy versus andragogy. The nature of the debate, given the interdisciplinary theoretical assumptions that underpin the issue, has had a polarizing effect on these scholars; as a result, there has been the emergence of competing…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Andragogy, Instruction, Educational Environment
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The one constant for all dissertations, and for all research for that matter, is the need to state the problem of the study based on the scholarly literature. Doctoral programs commonly require that students take a sequence of research courses that usually focus on how to carry-out a study. That is, the design, the methodology, and the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Research