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2000

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Balancing Instrumental, Biographic And Social Competencies: Enhancing The Participation Of Young Adults In Economic And Social Processes, Danny Wildemeersch, Theo Jansen, Wiltrud Gleseke, Knud Illeris, Susan Weil, Manuela Marninho Oct 2000

Balancing Instrumental, Biographic And Social Competencies: Enhancing The Participation Of Young Adults In Economic And Social Processes, Danny Wildemeersch, Theo Jansen, Wiltrud Gleseke, Knud Illeris, Susan Weil, Manuela Marninho

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No abstract available.


Latinas And Adult Development Theories, Loida C. Velazquez Oct 2000

Latinas And Adult Development Theories, Loida C. Velazquez

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This qualitative study examined the acculturation path of two groups of Latinas, highly educated professional Hispanic women and female migrant workers, in order to illuminate their human development process.


From The Bottom Up: Developing A Literacy Practitioner Research Network In British Columbia, Audrey Thomas, Diane Morrison, Sandy Middleton, Marina Niks, Tom Nesbit, Ralf St.Clair Oct 2000

From The Bottom Up: Developing A Literacy Practitioner Research Network In British Columbia, Audrey Thomas, Diane Morrison, Sandy Middleton, Marina Niks, Tom Nesbit, Ralf St.Clair

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This roundtable will address the developments and challenges involved in building research capacity among literacy practitioners in the province of British Columbia through collaborative partnerships between various agencies. Case examples of different approaches will be presented with opportunities for questions and discussion.


Life Sentence: The Real Syntax Of Lifelong Learning, Tom Steele Oct 2000

Life Sentence: The Real Syntax Of Lifelong Learning, Tom Steele

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No abstract available.


Two Worlds Of Distance Education: The Function Of Access And Technology, Namin Shin Oct 2000

Two Worlds Of Distance Education: The Function Of Access And Technology, Namin Shin

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In order to further our understanding of distance education as a social practice, this roundtable session suggests two disparate semantic and geographic worlds of distance education: The world that sees distance education as the means to eliminate the barriers to learning opportunities imposed by societal structure, and the world that views distance education as a technology driven form of education.


Literacy For Work: Exploring Dominant Discourses About Work And Literacy In The Everyday Practice Of Adult Literacy Education, Jennifer A. Sandlin Oct 2000

Literacy For Work: Exploring Dominant Discourses About Work And Literacy In The Everyday Practice Of Adult Literacy Education, Jennifer A. Sandlin

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This paper first discusses the move in adult literacy policy to link literacy education to workforce development. It then argues that literacy researchers need to examine how dominant discourses about education and work are enacted in the everyday practices of adult literacy classrooms.


Immigrant Women And Labour Flexibility: Resisting Training Through Learning, Shahrzad Mojab, Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani Oct 2000

Immigrant Women And Labour Flexibility: Resisting Training Through Learning, Shahrzad Mojab, Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani

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This research roundtable focuses on the lives and experiences of immigrant women in the context of the casualisation of labour and job deskilling. The presenters document the failure of training programs to challenge the ghettoisation of immigrant women in contingent and peripheral jobs and focus on the ways in which women learn to resist racialized and gendered exclusion in state approaches to training.


Issues Of Action Research And Adult Basic Education, Rosemarie Mincey Oct 2000

Issues Of Action Research And Adult Basic Education, Rosemarie Mincey

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A three-state action research (AR) project with adult basic education (ABE) instructors led to the development of new approaches for documenting outcomes and new insights about the process of conducting AR.


Whose Questions Count? Fostering Pedagogies Of Action Research In Adult Education, Peter G. Malvicini Oct 2000

Whose Questions Count? Fostering Pedagogies Of Action Research In Adult Education, Peter G. Malvicini

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Prevailing modes of instruction and inquiry privilege knowledge generated by academic elites. How might curriculum based on critical pedagogy and participatory research transform conventional educational institutions? Ongoing research challenges the relationship of educational institutions to social action.


Cultural Mentors: Using Transformative Learning Theory To Examine Adaptation And Supporting Relationships Of Women Educators In Cross-Cultural Settings, Carol R. Lyon Oct 2000

Cultural Mentors: Using Transformative Learning Theory To Examine Adaptation And Supporting Relationships Of Women Educators In Cross-Cultural Settings, Carol R. Lyon

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The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss a qualitative study-in-progress, which examines how women educators who have worked abroad for six months or more view the role of supporting relationships in facilitating transformative learning.


Collaborative Learning In Three British Adult Education Schemes, Moira Lee Oct 2000

Collaborative Learning In Three British Adult Education Schemes, Moira Lee

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This qualitative case study research is located in three British adult education schemes. The focus of the research is on the values of collaborative learning and the roles of facilitators and participants in collaborative learning communities.


Unleashing The Artist Within: New Directions For Research In Adult Education, Randee Lipson Lawrence, Craig A. Mealman Sep 2000

Unleashing The Artist Within: New Directions For Research In Adult Education, Randee Lipson Lawrence, Craig A. Mealman

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The potential for using various art forms (drama, poetry, music, literature, visual art) in the collection and analysis of data, and in the expression of research findings is explored in this roundtable discussion.


New Research Directions In Popular Education: Towards A Reconceptualization Of The Field, Elizabeth Lange, Peter Mayo, Angela Miles, Daniel Schugurensky Sep 2000

New Research Directions In Popular Education: Towards A Reconceptualization Of The Field, Elizabeth Lange, Peter Mayo, Angela Miles, Daniel Schugurensky

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In this roundtable, departing from traditional popular education theory and practice, four panelists share findings of their research in progress, and pose questions to stimulate the current debates on popular education.


Creating A Centre For University Faculty Learning And Teaching: Adult Education In The Academy Of The Second Millennium, Marilyn E. Laiken Sep 2000

Creating A Centre For University Faculty Learning And Teaching: Adult Education In The Academy Of The Second Millennium, Marilyn E. Laiken

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Although numerous attempts have been made to establish a centre for excellence in teaching and learning at the University of Toronto, none have been sustained. The author suggests that a more systemically-focused approach which uses wide consultation and collaborative planning with key stakeholders may help achieve the goal.


Problems Of Mapping The Field Of Education For Adults Through The Literature, Peter Jarvis, John Holford, Colin Griffin Sep 2000

Problems Of Mapping The Field Of Education For Adults Through The Literature, Peter Jarvis, John Holford, Colin Griffin

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The education of adults is a modernity project and as we come to the end of the era, adult education, as we knew it, has been transformed into lifelong learning. We are producing a 5 volume set of books reflecting significant contributions to the field in the English language throughout the era. In this discussion paper we highlight and illustrate some of the problems of this on-going project.


Learning Theory And Adult Education, Knud Illeris Sep 2000

Learning Theory And Adult Education, Knud Illeris

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Today a majority of the participants in adult education are unskilled or unemployed adults who must combine acquiring a professional qualification with a change of identity and way of life. As a foundation of such education, staff and planners need a comprehensive learning theory that includes the cognitive, psychodynamic and social-societal dimensions of learning.


Collaboration Anxiety: What Do We Do About It?, Mike Healy Sep 2000

Collaboration Anxiety: What Do We Do About It?, Mike Healy

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This roundtable will discuss a recent study of the transformational learning process within Insight Meditation and compare this process with Mezirow’s and Boyd’s views.


Collaboration Anxiety: What Do We Do About It?, Lynette Harper, Marina Niks, Allison Tom Sep 2000

Collaboration Anxiety: What Do We Do About It?, Lynette Harper, Marina Niks, Allison Tom

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The growing momentum of collaborative and participatory research initiatives is raising new issues in social science research. Collaborative research projects differ dramatically in their theoretical and methodological approaches, but they all involve personal risk-taking by the researchers as well as the researched. We believe that the most critical topic in collaboration is the commitment to changing the power dynamics in a research relationship.


Measuring Outcomes Of Continuing Professional Education, Jenny Gough, Peteris Darzinsm, David Beckett Sep 2000

Measuring Outcomes Of Continuing Professional Education, Jenny Gough, Peteris Darzinsm, David Beckett

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Continuing professional education (CPE) should improve performance, yet ways of establishing evidence of improvement are hard to identify. We propose a systematic review of the outcomes of various CPE strategies. To do this we need to establish how the effectiveness of CPE can be measured and explore this in the health-care professions.


Learning Under Fire: Adult Education In The Heat Of Conflict, R. Michael Fisher Sep 2000

Learning Under Fire: Adult Education In The Heat Of Conflict, R. Michael Fisher

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A critical review of the discourses on ‘conflict’ in conflict management education literature revealed an ideological bias and "hidden curriculum" of propaganda, which is heavily influencing social conflict conceptualizations and practices. Workers with adults have an emerging 'conflict' pedagogy to develop and draw upon as counterhegemonic. Conflict is re-examined as a critical site of learning.


Are We Walking The Talk? Questions Of Structure And Agency In The Research On Teaching In Adult Education, John M. Dirkx, Jennifer Kushner, Susan B. Slusarski Sep 2000

Are We Walking The Talk? Questions Of Structure And Agency In The Research On Teaching In Adult Education, John M. Dirkx, Jennifer Kushner, Susan B. Slusarski

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Despite current prevalence of constructivist epistemologies, the practice of teaching adults continues to reflect representational approaches to meaning. In this roundtable discussion, we explore the use of Giddens’ theory of structuration as a framework for deepening our understanding of the lack of change in teaching.


The Use Of Oral History Methodology As A Means Of Researching The Shifting Meanings Of Worker Education In South Africa, Linda Cooper Sep 2000

The Use Of Oral History Methodology As A Means Of Researching The Shifting Meanings Of Worker Education In South Africa, Linda Cooper

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No abstract available.


Towards An Holistic Approach To Professional Learning And Development, Geoff Chivers, Graham Cheetham Sep 2000

Towards An Holistic Approach To Professional Learning And Development, Geoff Chivers, Graham Cheetham

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This paper outlines research conducted by the authors between 1994 and 1999 into the nature of professional competence and how it is acquired. It discusses some of the key results which appear to suggest partiality both in existing models of professional competence and approaches to professional development.


A Bourdieuian Perspective On Differences In Adult Learning Styles: Deconstructing Asian Learners, Marie-France Champagne, Pierre Walter Sep 2000

A Bourdieuian Perspective On Differences In Adult Learning Styles: Deconstructing Asian Learners, Marie-France Champagne, Pierre Walter

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No abstract available.


Linking Theory To Practice In The Workplace, Ronald K. Browne, Ainslie Lamb Sep 2000

Linking Theory To Practice In The Workplace, Ronald K. Browne, Ainslie Lamb

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No abstract available.


Is It Time To Move On? Reflections On A Research Agenda For Self-Directed Learning In The 21st Century, Ralph G. Brockett Sep 2000

Is It Time To Move On? Reflections On A Research Agenda For Self-Directed Learning In The 21st Century, Ralph G. Brockett

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Self-directed learning has been one of the most studied areas of adult education over the past three decades. Instead of abandoning this line of inquiry, more research is needed that explores the topic from new perspectives


Assessing Student Progress Toward The Equipped For The Future Standards: Issues And Lessons To Date, Brenda Bell, Peggy Mcguire Sep 2000

Assessing Student Progress Toward The Equipped For The Future Standards: Issues And Lessons To Date, Brenda Bell, Peggy Mcguire

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Equipped for the Future (EFF), the national standards-based system reform initiative for adult education, has developed sixteen content standards that define the core knowledge and skills adults need to effectively carry out their primary roles. The current stage of EFF research is focused on development of performance standards for these content standards. This roundtable will discuss issues and findings from this field-based research.


Narrative Analysis: Uncovering The Truth Of Stories, Lisa M. Baumgartner Sep 2000

Narrative Analysis: Uncovering The Truth Of Stories, Lisa M. Baumgartner

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The use of narratives as a data source has come under scrutiny (Phillips,1994, 1997). The purpose of this session will be to discuss "truth" as it relates to narratives and to demonstrate methods of narrative analysis using data from a study concerning identity formation in HIV-positive adults.


Experiential Subsistence Learning: Researching The Transformative Moments In Motherwork, Rose Barg Sep 2000

Experiential Subsistence Learning: Researching The Transformative Moments In Motherwork, Rose Barg

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In this paper I explore the learning and knowledge creation that takes place within the lived experience of motherwork through artful inquiry that includes storytelling, narrative and poesis.


Oral Tradition - A Literacy For Lifelong Learning: Native American Approaches To Justice And Wellness Education., Marlene R. Atleo, Achaessa James Sep 2000

Oral Tradition - A Literacy For Lifelong Learning: Native American Approaches To Justice And Wellness Education., Marlene R. Atleo, Achaessa James

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Native American oral tradition provides a literacy for lifelong learning that promotes perspective transformations. This approach is particularly suited to justice and wellness education because participants engage multiple ways of being and knowing: sensory, philosophical, serious, humorous, etc. Oral traditions can be understood in the context of transformative learning that has implications for adult education.