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Critical Educational Gerogogy: Towards Enlightenment And Emancipation, Manuel Solomon, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn Anthony Palmer May 2015

Critical Educational Gerogogy: Towards Enlightenment And Emancipation, Manuel Solomon, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn Anthony Palmer

Adult Education Research Conference

: This paper examines how critical educational gerogogy (CEG) can be used to expose ageism and relationships of power and inequality in the lives of older adults. The current literature in CEG is reviewed. The authors conclude by advancing a counterhegemonic approach which embraces transformative and emancipative education for older adults.


How Is U.S. Adults’ Health Related To Literacy, Numeracy, Technological Problem-Solving Skills, And Adult Education? A Piaac Analysis, Esther Prins, Shannon Monnat, Carol Clymer, Blaire Willson Toso May 2015

How Is U.S. Adults’ Health Related To Literacy, Numeracy, Technological Problem-Solving Skills, And Adult Education? A Piaac Analysis, Esther Prins, Shannon Monnat, Carol Clymer, Blaire Willson Toso

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper uses U.S. data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to analyze the relationship between self-reported health and (a) literacy, numeracy, and technological problem-solving skills, and (b) involvement in adult education, and to determine whether those relationships vary by race/ethnicity and educational attainment.


Educational Technologybridging The Gap Between Youth And Adult Learners Of The 21st Century, Joshua Lane Miller May 2015

Educational Technologybridging The Gap Between Youth And Adult Learners Of The 21st Century, Joshua Lane Miller

Adult Education Research Conference

21st Century learners require activities that move beyond the traditional teacher-centered transmission model of education. This speculative essay considers education through an emphasis on collaboration, cooperation, and communication. This focus holds the capacity to bridge K-12 learning theories with those of Adult Education through the effective integration of educational technology.


Consolidating The Profession? The Professoriate In The 1950s And 1960s, Amy D. Rose, Catherine A. Hansman May 2015

Consolidating The Profession? The Professoriate In The 1950s And 1960s, Amy D. Rose, Catherine A. Hansman

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explores the development and growth of an adult education professoriate and adult education programs in higher education from 1945 until 1964. It examines specifically the factors that caused the growth of programs; decisions about curriculum; and the principal sources of funding. Additionally it explores the varying discussions and debates about the nature of the field.


Adult Learning And The Shrinking Globe, Jay M.A. Parker, Joshua C. Collins May 2015

Adult Learning And The Shrinking Globe, Jay M.A. Parker, Joshua C. Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable is to explore the evolution of Adult Education in several European nations relative to the United States and the advantages of the broadened European vision of adult learning as lifelong-lifewide. Through examining these practices we may discover options for inclusion in the United States.


Out Of Combat And Into The Classroomhow Combat Experiences Affect Combat Veteran Students In Adult Learning Environments, Maria L. Clark May 2015

Out Of Combat And Into The Classroomhow Combat Experiences Affect Combat Veteran Students In Adult Learning Environments, Maria L. Clark

Adult Education Research Conference

This study sought to determine how combat experience affects GWOT veterans while participating in adult education. By exploring the effects of combat veterans’ experiences and the challenges they face, this study sought to learn what educators need to know about their difficulties and how it affects their learning.


Addressing Issues For Graduate Students Who Are Single Parents With Dependent Children: What Is The Role Of Adult Education?, Stacy Kimbrough, Joshua C. Collins May 2015

Addressing Issues For Graduate Students Who Are Single Parents With Dependent Children: What Is The Role Of Adult Education?, Stacy Kimbrough, Joshua C. Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable is to begin unveiling the experience of the graduate student who is also a single parent, while also suggesting supportive programs to improve their recruitment and success. This adult student population is underserved. Understanding their challenges is necessary to improve resources and student success.


Microaggressions Among Online Graduate Students, Annie Hoekman, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll May 2015

Microaggressions Among Online Graduate Students, Annie Hoekman, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll

Adult Education Research Conference

Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to a target group. This study analyzes empirical data taken from a graduate multicultural course taught online. The study explores the various ways interactions between adult students demonstrate forms of microaggressions.


Infusing Adult Learning Theory In A Traditional University Classroom: An Alternate Approach To Freshman Orientation, Jake Ayo, Kenda Grover May 2015

Infusing Adult Learning Theory In A Traditional University Classroom: An Alternate Approach To Freshman Orientation, Jake Ayo, Kenda Grover

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this study was to measure differences in freshmen expectations between the first and last days of a required 8-week orientation course. The course was taught using adult learning theory as a framework, incorporating adult learning principles as instructional strategies for a traditional population of learners.


An Investigation Of Perceptions Of Program Quality Support Of Adult Basic Education Programs In Arkansas, Gary William Udouj May 2015

An Investigation Of Perceptions Of Program Quality Support Of Adult Basic Education Programs In Arkansas, Gary William Udouj

Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to identify the degree to which the directors of adult basic education programs in Arkansas perceive they have program quality support, as evidenced by a well-defined mission and role in the community, a management system, human resources management, and a suitable learning environment. To collect data for this study, NSCALL's Evidence-based program self-assessment (2006) was modified and administered electronically. Thirty-nine administrators of adult education programs funded by state and federal grants under the Arkansas Department of Career Education were invited to participate. The survey consisted of 40 questions scored on a 5-point Likert type scale ...


Relationships Among Adult Student Performance And Satisfaction Variables For One Campus Of A Career University's Mba Programs, Curtis G. Smith Jan 2015

Relationships Among Adult Student Performance And Satisfaction Variables For One Campus Of A Career University's Mba Programs, Curtis G. Smith

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The number of adult learners has grown significantly since World War II, and workplace environments have expanded to embrace many new areas of expertise and knowledge. The expectations of these learners in terms of the courses offered by career universities have become increasingly diverse. University personnel need to find ways that optimize and align courses offered with those expectations. The purpose of this correlational study was to understand the relationships between outcome variables in adult education programs and students' perceptions of the quality of their educational programs. Five historically tracked variables were examined: program GPA, job placement rate, program completion ...


Effects Of An Online Skills Program On Ela Achievement Among Ged Students, Gwendolyn Amanda Flowers Jan 2015

Effects Of An Online Skills Program On Ela Achievement Among Ged Students, Gwendolyn Amanda Flowers

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

K-12 schools are more commonly using online learning to supplement traditional classroom learning. Previous online adult education researchers have found no significant differences between traditional and online learning outcomes. However, little research has been done with regard to online General Educational Development (GED)-level learning for adults. The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the effect of the Skills Tutor program compared with traditional learning on GED student achievement in reading/language arts. The Skills Tutor program was used as a means to address the low GED graduation rates at an adult education program through Memphis City Schools ...