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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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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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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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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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Ollis, Tracey; Ryan, Cheryl; Starr, Karen; Harrison, Ursula – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This article focusses on later life learning in Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria, Australia, amidst a backdrop of neoliberal education policies impacting on Adult Community Education (ACE) in Australia. This empirical research was conducted in the state of Victoria and charts the learning of older learners (referred to in this article as later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Informal Education
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Fisher, Roy; Fisher, Pamela – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper focusses on peer education and specifically on young women peer educators working within the charity Home-Start in the north of England. This work is undertaken in a social context where educational achievement is increasingly measured by certification and occupational hierarchies have been 'professionalised' whilst notions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Females, Informal Education
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Jones, Ann; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Norris, Lucy; Gaved, Mark; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Jan; Brasher, Andrew – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The challenge of supporting immigrant language-learning and social integration has increased recently, leading to initiatives and projects that aim to provide assistance, including using smartphones in the course of daily activities. However, most of the Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) literature focuses on classroom based learning…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Erb, Sandra; Drysdale, Maureen T. B. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The current study investigated learning attributes, academic self-efficacy and sense of belonging of mature adult students in higher education. Undergraduate students of all ages at a large Canadian research intensive university were recruited to participate in an online survey. Mature and traditional age students were compared on their motivation…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student School Relationship, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Bencivenga, Rita – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
This research contributes to critical literature in the field of recognition of prior learning and skills. It frames the idea of the initial assessment as a tool for selecting and orienteering migrants in their further learning and/or training paths, considering the influence of the training background and personal beliefs of the personnel, who…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migrants, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement)
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Guo, Shibao – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
This study explores adult education programmes under the auspices of multiculturalism at a Chinese cultural centre in Canada in helping immigrants with their cultural development and integration in Canadian society. The study employs an exploratory case study approach combining methods of document analysis and personal interviews. The findings…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Immigrants, Cultural Pluralism, Social Integration
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McLean, Scott – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Adult education was an integral component of the colonisation of the Canadian Arctic. Between the 1960s and the 1990s, educational programmes were explicitly developed in order to shape Inuit adults in particular ways: from teaching them how to live in permanent houses, to teaching them how to work as administrators and tradespeople. Inuit did not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Eskimos
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McNicol, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Working with social haunting was a community-based participatory research project that aimed to investigate how contested pasts carry affective meanings in ways that defy conventional forms of knowledge representation. The project illustrated the potential of the use of playful approaches within adult learning and specifically within a radical…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Play
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