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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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Daley, Barbara J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
Concept maps can be used as both a cognitive and constructivist learning strategy in teaching and learning in adult education and human resource development. The maps can be used to understand course readings, analyze case studies, develop reflective thinking and enhance research skills. The creation of concept maps can also be supported by the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Concept Mapping, Research Methodology, Learning Strategies
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Tyler, Jo A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
This manuscript takes as its centerpiece fragments of the author's personal story of growing up as a closeted lesbian in school, in the Fortune 500, and in the community and of a number of years attempting to integrate her lesbian identity into her professional persona--outside of the closet. This manuscript makes an attempt at a "duality search"…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Personal Narratives, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Bettinger, Thomas V. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
While there is growing attention to sexual minorities in adult education (AE) and human resource development (HRD) literature, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have received very little attention in AE or in HRD research. This article captures methodological issues and concerns from LBGTQ-related research from…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Ethics
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Munn, Sunny L.; Rinfret, Sara; Davitt, Kendra – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
Forms of White oppression in the United States are hierarchically evaluated through male-dominated society. This paper concentrates on a different perspective--White, female privilege through the experiences and self-reflections of narratives from three geographical perspectives--rural, urban, and international. Within the theoretical frameworks…
Descriptors: Whites, Females, Advantaged, Ethnography
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Plumb, Donovan – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article suggests that thinking about the nature of intimacy, especially sexual intimacy, is a good way of deepening our understanding of how deep-seated psychic vulnerabilities play an important role in adult education contexts. Drawing on psychoanalytic accounts of human development, the paper outlines how the capacity for ethical action in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Intimacy, Adult Educators, Ethics
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Cooper, Mary – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
John Henschke is a lifelong learner who studied with Malcolm Knowles and who interviewed and knew such adult educators as Cyril Houle and his contemporaries. John has devoted his life to service both in the ministry and in education; he has traveled the globe with a view to encouraging lifelong learning and the concepts of andragogy for all. His…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Educators, Andragogy, Work Experience
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