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Greer, Tomika W. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Women returners are women who leave the paid workforce for a period of time following the birth of their child(ren) and subsequently seek to return to paid employment. As women returners attempt to re-enter the workforce, many of them are in need of updating their skills or re-training in a new set of skills. In this study, the training and…
Descriptors: Reentry Workers, Females, Birth, Labor Force
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Mizzi, Robert; Stebbins, Anne – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
This paper dives into the messy work of writing (our) sexualities into our qualitative research. We suggest that even though queering research methods opens up new ways of conducting research and sharing a queer identity with research participants there are some limitations to both notions. One such limitation is that queer identities and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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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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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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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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Schmidt, Steven W.; Githens, Rod P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
The idea for a pre-conference session focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in human resource development (HRD) seemed an appropriate topic for an international conference on HRD. The LGBT rights movement has been closely linked with the world of work and the opportunities made available through shifts from an agrarian…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Cook-Daniels, Loree – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
This essay discusses ways in which people attempt to reconcile or resolve their own cognitive dissonance engendered by transgender people in a society in which gender is perceived as both binary (male OR female) and immutable (an unalterable state or condition). The author suggests these cognitive dissonance reduction methods may be utilized in…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Gender Issues, Social Attitudes, Social Bias
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Tyler, Jo A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
The tenure track in higher education represents a path shrouded in a fair degree of mystery. This essay provides the perspective of a middle-aged, second-career tenure track faculty member on the vagaries of progressing down the track as an out lesbian. Three dialectics that build tension into the process--covering-creating, evaluation-liberation,…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Homosexuality, Teacher Evaluation
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King, Kathleen P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
Understanding the continuing struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality can be difficult for people who have not experienced the issues firsthand. This brief article describes the journey of one woman and her female partner as they repeatedly seek to make their lifetime commitment legal in the USA. Readers will…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Justice, Females, Homosexuality
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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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Chapman, Diane D.; Wiessner, Colleen Aalsburg; Morton, Janet; Fire, Nancy; Jones, Leslie Stevenson; Majekodunmi, Deke – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
Scholarly conferences are one mechanism by which doctoral students can enter into their profession as practitioners and scholars. Unfortunately, research about the effectiveness of this career development strategy is limited. This paper explores learning experiences of doctoral students at a scholarly conference. Theories about learning…
Descriptors: Career Development, Doctoral Programs, Learning Experience, Educational Strategies
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Ghosh, Rajashi; Githens, Rod P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
As regular attendees at the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference, the authors enjoyed interacting with the highly relevant study by Diane Chapman and her colleagues (Chapman, Wiessner, Morton, Fire, Jones, & Majekodunmi, 2009). In the study, they use several theoretical tools to understand the learning experiences of doctoral…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Student Participation, Social Networks, Doctoral Programs
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Ruona, Wendy E. A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article features the Program Excellence Network (PEN) of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) which was established in September 2006 in response to a proposal brought forward by the author. The mission of PEN is to strengthen HRD academic programs and promote excellence in teaching HRD. PEN provides a forum for its members to…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Professional Education, Educational Quality, Networks
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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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