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Rogers, Alan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper re-examines the position of the Tanzanian Folk Development Colleges, a national network of adult education institutions, at a time when their long-term financial assistance by the Swedish International Development Agency has come to an end and they are being transferred from the Tanzanian Government Ministry of Community Development to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Vocational Education
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Busher, Hugh; James, Nalita – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper discusses how mature Access to Higher Education (AHE) students worked hard to gain access to Higher Education (HE) because they wished to pursue careers that required this level of education. They wanted to transform themselves as learners to achieve their aspirations despite the hurdles that many faced, such as maintaining families,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, College Students, Occupational Aspiration
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Ade-Ojo, Gordon O.; Yacoub, Raed – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article provides an argument for the recognition of complementary alternative literacy learning spaces (CALLS) as a strategy for operationalising the notion of multi-literacies in classroom practice. The paper draws empirical evidence from a small-case project to support the claim that scratch, functioning as a CALLS is a viable tool for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Colliander, Helena – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper takes a perspective on professional identity in times of change to explore what societal changes of significance for second language education for adults mean for the teacher's professional identity. It differs, thus, from many other studies on teacher identity, which concentrate on one educational reform. The study, which applies…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Adult Educators, Second Language Instruction, Social Change
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Katsara, Ourania; De Witte, Kristof – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article discusses the teachers' role in self-directed learning (SDL) -- a central concept in adult education. We explore the use of Socratic questioning to develop critical thinking, which is the outcome of SDL in problem-based learning (PBL). In particular, we analyse 11 adult learners' reflective journals in relation to a Socratic seminar.…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Adult Learning, Independent Study
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Walters, Shirley; von Kotze, Astrid – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Discourses on adult learning and education (ALE) and in particular the GRALE Report generally have limited coverage of popular education as part of its ecology. Given both the long history of popular education globally as a necessary approach towards affecting transformation and the socio-economic-ecological transformations that are needed, we…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Adult Learning, Educational History, Social Change
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Thunborg, Camilla; Bron, Agnieszka – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
The aim of this article is to examine non-traditional graduates' life transitions before, during, and after higher education (HE) in Sweden. The article builds on a theory called biographical work, which is used for understanding non-traditional graduates' identity formation and transformation. The article is based on the narratives of two…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Nontraditional Students, College Graduates, College Students
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Hanemann, Ulrike – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article examines perceptions of indigenous women of the "Bilingual Indigenous Education Model for Life and Work" (MIB) programme which the Mexican Government initiated a decade ago as an alternative route for indigenous youth and adults into basic education. Programme objectives include the promotion of equal access to quality basic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Females
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Salem, Abeer – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper focuses on learning by a group of Bedouin women in a community in eastern Egypt. It discusses the dynamic nature of indigenous learning, and the adaptability of its patterns and content. It describes how its patterns may yield to modern learning systems, and how traditional knowledge and livelihoods may be lost in the process. It gleans…
Descriptors: Situated Learning, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Females
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Warkineh, Turuwark Zalalam; Gizaw, Abiy Menkir – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
In Ethiopia, there has been increasing recognition of the differing educational needs and experiences of pastoralists as compared to 'settled' agricultural communities. Although the starting point has usually been how to integrate such marginalised groups into mainstream schooling, research has revealed important insights into learning outside…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Obstetrics, Communities of Practice
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Acharya, Sushan; Jere, Catherine M.; Robinson-Pant, Anna – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Indigenous education engages directly with an overtly politicised process of knowledge construction, recognising and building on existing skills and informal learning practices within communities. Given the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda's emphasis on social justice and gender equality, this paper sets out to explore what indigenous movements…
Descriptors: Females, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Adult Learning
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Aikman, Sheila – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Drawing on long term ethnographic research in the SE Peruvian Amazon this article asks what kinds and forms of learning do indigenous women value, how are the knowledge and skills they value changing over time and what is the nature of their agency in the face of the discrimination and prejudice that permeate their lives. Harakmbut women's lives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Females
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Singh, Amina; Sherchan, Dipti – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
The concepts of adult literacy and adult education have been predominantly framed by the discourse of development in Nepal whereby literacy programmes are designed to combat illiteracy with the purpose of promoting the socio-economic and human development in the country. In this effort, certain groups of women and ethnic minorities have been…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy
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Narayanan, Rama; Rao, Nitya – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
National statistics point to the severe problem of hunger and undernutrition within indigenous communities in India. Several state interventions exist, in terms of both supplementary feeding and nutritional literacy, yet not much progress is visible. This paper explores the experiences of a participatory, educational, action research programme on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
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James, Nalita; Lokhtina, Irina – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
There has been little empirical research that has paid attention to the identity formation of academics, who experience transitions across communities and changing forms of academic membership. Drawing on the narratives of two academics based in Cypriot public universities, who were part of a qualitative study examining the impact of communities…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Identity, Public Colleges, College Faculty
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