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Breslow, Kenneth B. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2019
"Troubled-persons industries" have been created to ensure that troubled people (to themselves or others) are brought into "the stream of 'adjusted citizens'" (Gusfield, [Gusfield, J. R., 1989], p. 433). At the crossroad is Mad Studies. This article seeks to resolve the inner tension felt by one troubled-persons-industry…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Professional Personnel, Mental Health Workers
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Reaume, Geoffrey – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2019
This article is about teaching the first university credit course devoted to Mad People's History. The focus is on situating the course within the academy and community, curriculum development and pedagogical controversies.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Zha, Shenghua; Adams, Andrea Harpine; Calcagno-Roach, Jamie Marie; Stringham, David A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2017
This study explored factors that predicted learners' transformative learning in an online employee training program in a higher education institution in the U.S. A multivariate multiple regression analysis was conducted with a sample of 74 adult learners on their learning of a new learning management system. Four types of participants' behaviors…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Job Training, Transformative Learning, Predictor Variables
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Wang, Victor C. X.; Sedivy-Benton, Amy Lynn – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Well-reasoned leadership theories are described in many academic books, yet they may not apply specifically to practices in higher education. In higher education, the absence of tailored leadership theories is compounded by the lack of technical skills or leadership ethics, resulting in leadership issues that impact the organization. To illustrate…
Descriptors: Leadership, Higher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Guidance
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Olson, Joann S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Within the contemporary landscape of higher education, adult education programs are generally housed, academically and organizationally, within Colleges and Schools of Education. Given the breadth of programs offered, it is perhaps not surprising when faculty are unaware of what those in adjacent programs are doing, but this segregation may make…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Schools of Education, Higher Education, Teacher Educators
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Mathews, Sarah A.; Landorf, Hilary – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have rapidly emerged as a new platform for online learning. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) must now determine if MOOC courses should be accepted as course credit. The authors propose a framework for determining if a MOOC course helps students develop the 21st century skills promoted through global…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Global Approach, Higher Education, Skill Development
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Wang, Victor C. X.; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
While many educators in higher education are using technologies in their teaching, their use of technology is generally restricted to meeting purposes of convenience and efficiency. Rarely are the affordances of technology being exploited by educators in higher education in order to develop teaching strategies that truly engage students, and help…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Ordonez, Bonnie – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
Higher education is going through a time of change. The United States federal government and its Department of Education are calling for reform as student debt has increased and the cost of college tuition has risen steadily to unattainable levels. In the next decade, the number of jobs requiring a college degree will increase to 70% of all new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Academic Degrees, Competency Based Education
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Francois, Emmanuel Jean – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate the motivational orientations of non-traditional adult students to enroll in a degree-seeking program based on their academic goal. The Education Participation Scale (EPS) was used to measure the motivational orientations of participants. Professional advancement, cognitive interest, and educational…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Motivation, Enrollment Influences
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Cornacchione, Edgard; Daugherty, Jenny L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore opportunity costs of postsecondary education in the U.S. in the past three decades (1975-2005), as a measure to support investment decisions at national levels and as experienced by individuals deciding on pursuing further education. Based on human capital theory and inspired by a set of studies aiming at…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Models
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Colvin, Benie B. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
While the GI bill after WWII encouraged education for the older students, the combination of baby boomers and the rise of feminism have prompted a new wave of returning students to academia. The nontraditional student since the 1970s has often been an older female returning for a graduate degree. Making the decision to return has not been easy,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Barriers, Diaries, Females
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Parks, Rodney; Evans, Brett; Getch, Yvette – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
As baby boomers approach the age of retirement, they are increasingly returning to higher education to pursue degrees for encore careers. Academic planners must pay careful attention to the specific concerns of this population to help ease their transition to a university setting after decades of absence. This qualitative study investigated the…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Tuition
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Misawa, Mitsunori – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
Bullying is a serious problem in contemporary American society. Many adults are now suffering from bullying, which has conventionally been thought of as a childhood behavior. While a general form of bullying has been focused on by contemporary scholars, specific types of bullying (racist bullying and homophobic bullying) have not well been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Bullying, Homosexuality, Adult Educators
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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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Lee, Hae-Young; Roth, Gene L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Knowledge management is an on-going process that involves varied activities: diagnosis, design, and implementation of knowledge creation, knowledge transfer, and knowledge sharing. The primary goal of knowledge management, like other management theories or models, is to identify and leverage organizational and individual knowledge for the…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Higher Education, Leadership, Organizational Culture
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