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Caught In The Stormpower And Control In A Union/Management Training Program, Ramo J. Lord May 2015

Caught In The Stormpower And Control In A Union/Management Training Program, Ramo J. Lord

Adult Education Research Conference

This study investigated how a workplace educator was used as a pawn between the company and the union while delivering a safety-training program. Among the findings were training was held in contempt by union and management while safety’s exchange value was exploited.


All You Need Is Love: The Role Of Relationships In Transformative Learning As Seen In Contemporary Fiction, Randee Lipson Lawrence May 2015

All You Need Is Love: The Role Of Relationships In Transformative Learning As Seen In Contemporary Fiction, Randee Lipson Lawrence

Adult Education Research Conference

Fiction is the major source of research data in this study of transformative learning. Personal relationships are highlighted as being pivotal to the transformative learning process. Relationships both facilitate and inhibit transformation.


Mentoring While Black & Femalethe Gendered Literacy Phenomenon Of Black Women Mentors, Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Tennille Lasker-Scott, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz May 2015

Mentoring While Black & Femalethe Gendered Literacy Phenomenon Of Black Women Mentors, Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Tennille Lasker-Scott, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Adult Education Research Conference

Black women’s social positions in American society allow them to experience life in ways that are different than other women. In this study, we are suggesting that the mentoring that Black women give and receive is a form of literacy that is distinct.


Phenomenological Research Findings On Adult Learners’ Experiences With The Portfolio Process, Benjamin A. Jimenez May 2015

Phenomenological Research Findings On Adult Learners’ Experiences With The Portfolio Process, Benjamin A. Jimenez

Adult Education Research Conference

This study was conducted to identify the essence of the portfolio process, a form of prior learning assessment, as experienced and described by adult learners. The findings to be presented focus on the participants’ experiences with portfolios that provided them with a significant sense of validation. They described experiencing validation and an increase in the sense of worth of their prior learning, skills, and work in relation to their portfolio development.


The Political Independence Of The Working Class: Antonio Gramsci’S Pedagogical Leitmotif, John D. Holst May 2015

The Political Independence Of The Working Class: Antonio Gramsci’S Pedagogical Leitmotif, John D. Holst

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper argues that the leitmotif of Gramsci’s theory and practice was the political independence of the working class. The centrality of pedagogy in this leitmotif is captured by Gramsci’s concept of catharsis.


Bringing Clarity To Transformative Learning Research, Chad Hoggan May 2015

Bringing Clarity To Transformative Learning Research, Chad Hoggan

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper presents the results of a review of the literature on transformative learning theory that focused on transformational outcomes. The wide variety of outcomes present in the research literature are organized into a typology, and recommendations are made for future scholarly work using the theory.


Health Literacy And How Rural Communities Understand Hypertension Information In Kabale, Uganda, Rob Freer May 2015

Health Literacy And How Rural Communities Understand Hypertension Information In Kabale, Uganda, Rob Freer

Adult Education Research Conference

This research examines health literacy and how rural communities understand hypertension information in Kabale, Uganda. Commonly defined as an individual’s ability to access, understand, and use information to promote and maintain positive health and well-being, health literacy and hypertension has yet to be problematized within an African context.


A Phenomenological Observation Of Two Theatrical Learning Environments, Raymond Freeby May 2015

A Phenomenological Observation Of Two Theatrical Learning Environments, Raymond Freeby

Adult Education Research Conference

This modified qualitative study focused on observations of learning procedures and performance outcomes of two theatrical learning environments (TLE), using a select set of phenomenological observation and recording procedures to ensure minimization of researcher bias. Observational results were compared to previously published observations of a large lecture hall learning environment at a Midwestern university. Observational results were also compared to a select set of learning theories to determine similarities in observed learning procedures to those theories. This study reveals differences in methods of acquisition of knowledge and skills in a TLE and the acquisition of same in the lecture hall ...


Community College Faculty Self-Efficacy In Student Centered Teaching, Sarah Jane Fishback, Barry B. Leslie, Laura C. Peck, Pamela M. Dietz May 2015

Community College Faculty Self-Efficacy In Student Centered Teaching, Sarah Jane Fishback, Barry B. Leslie, Laura C. Peck, Pamela M. Dietz

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this study was to investigate if faculty self-efficacy beliefs impacted their choice of teaching methods in the classroom. Self-efficacy beliefs help to explain teacher instructional activities and their orientation toward the education process. Findings have implications for higher education as the strategies faculty use in the classroom are linked to student success.


Teams And Team Projectsdifferences In Online And On-Campus Adult Learners’ Perceptions., Judy K. Favor May 2015

Teams And Team Projectsdifferences In Online And On-Campus Adult Learners’ Perceptions., Judy K. Favor

Adult Education Research Conference

Adult students’ perceptions of teams in accelerated business cohorts were examined in six areasteam attraction, performance expectation alignment, workload distribution, intrateam conflict, teamwork preference, and learning. Most students preferred individual work and did not believe teams positively impacted their learning, with more distinct perspectives among adult students in online programs.


Anti-Human Traffickinga Descriptive Study Of Adult Education Programs In Relationship To Policy And Funding (Empirical), Shannon Deer, Matthew A. Josefy May 2015

Anti-Human Traffickinga Descriptive Study Of Adult Education Programs In Relationship To Policy And Funding (Empirical), Shannon Deer, Matthew A. Josefy

Adult Education Research Conference

In this study, I describe anti-human trafficking organizations with an educational mission. Organizations vary based on educational approach, location, gender, and age served, and founder’s gender. I categorize the organizations using these factors and illustrate organizations’ characteristics and their impact on funding through descriptive statistics.


Mapping Intersects Of Power And Reciprocity In Adult Educationdeliberative Civic Engagement And Leadership Development In Community-Engaged Scholarship, Katherine L. Davis, Brandon W. Kliewer, Aliki Nicolaides May 2015

Mapping Intersects Of Power And Reciprocity In Adult Educationdeliberative Civic Engagement And Leadership Development In Community-Engaged Scholarship, Katherine L. Davis, Brandon W. Kliewer, Aliki Nicolaides

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this work is to assist in identifying and naming dynamic relational forces that shape the effectiveness of community engagement. Understanding power from the perspective of reciprocity supports adaptive and transformational learning necessary to increase the effectiveness of community-engaged partnerships and scholarship.


Can I Do Both? Be Employed And Graduate? Adult Non-Traditional Learners Who Combine Employment And Higher Education Enrollment-A Look At Persistence And Best Practices To Overcoming Barriers To Improve Success And Retention, Lynn Taylor May 2015

Can I Do Both? Be Employed And Graduate? Adult Non-Traditional Learners Who Combine Employment And Higher Education Enrollment-A Look At Persistence And Best Practices To Overcoming Barriers To Improve Success And Retention, Lynn Taylor

Adult Education Research Conference

The roundtable discussion critically analyzes two significant research studies on barriers to persistence of non-traditional adult learners who combine employment and higher education enrollment. These studies were conducted by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the NCES. Implications for best practices to overcome barriers, improve retention and academic success will be covered.


Adult Education And Training Programs For Older Adults In The U.S.Country Comparisons Using Piaac Data1, Phyllis A. Cummins, Suzanne R. Kunkel May 2015

Adult Education And Training Programs For Older Adults In The U.S.Country Comparisons Using Piaac Data1, Phyllis A. Cummins, Suzanne R. Kunkel

Adult Education Research Conference

The age structure of the U.S. labor force has changed dramatically in recent decades, largely due to the aging of the baby boomer cohort. This shift has increased the importance of gaining a better understanding of how adult education and training influences labor market outcomes for middle-aged and older workers.


The Exploration Of A Multi-Theoretical Framework For Holistic And Democratic Adult Esl Instruction, Fujuan Tan, Lee Nabb May 2015

The Exploration Of A Multi-Theoretical Framework For Holistic And Democratic Adult Esl Instruction, Fujuan Tan, Lee Nabb

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explores a multi-theoretical framework that capitalizes on the use of students’ prior experiences in practicing culturally responsive education among adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, with an aim to promote language proficiency, socio-cultural competence, and personal growth, and therefore to facilitate holistic and democratic instruction.


Giving Voice To African American Women’S Authentic Lived Experiences With Public Assistance, Adrienne C. Smith May 2015

Giving Voice To African American Women’S Authentic Lived Experiences With Public Assistance, Adrienne C. Smith

Adult Education Research Conference

African American women, welfare, and education and training are the focus of this research. Narrative Inquiry methodology was used to explore this qualitative study and it is grounded in the Africentric paradigm (Colin, III, 2010) utilizing the Womanist Epistemological Perspective (Sheared, 1994, 2010) for the unit of analysis. This study “gives voice” (Sheared 1994) to African American women authentic lived experiences (Colin, III, 2007) who have used the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Their stories highlight marginalization and oppression in access and utilization of the education and training activities in the temporary assistance program, capturing the women’s ...


A Tree Growing Amidst An Orchestraautoethnographic Practice In Transformative Learning, David T. Culkin May 2015

A Tree Growing Amidst An Orchestraautoethnographic Practice In Transformative Learning, David T. Culkin

Adult Education Research Conference

How can an adult make meaning from complex transformative learning experiences in order to become a self-authored learner? This autoethnography explores how a male in the general population describes his transformative learning experiences and identity development over 23 years. The author illustrates the value of authoethnographic practice by illustrating how it has promoted his transformation over three decades.


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.


“I Should Be Able To Play Already!” Promoting Self-Direction In Adult Piano Students Through Transformational Learning Strategies, Leah Coutts May 2015

“I Should Be Able To Play Already!” Promoting Self-Direction In Adult Piano Students Through Transformational Learning Strategies, Leah Coutts

Adult Education Research Conference

Can transformational learning strategies help a piano teacher foster self-direction in her adult piano students? My journey suggests it can, but not without some discomfort and bumps along the way.


Bringing Awareness To The Barriers Causing The Lack Of Parent Involvement In The Public Schools, Billie Laminta Poe May 2015

Bringing Awareness To The Barriers Causing The Lack Of Parent Involvement In The Public Schools, Billie Laminta Poe

Adult Education Research Conference

The primary purpose of this study was to bring awareness to barriers that are causing the lack of parent involvement in public schools. Data were collected from parents, teachers, principal, one focus group, field notes and observations, which revealed four concepts: work, communication, student’s academics and strategies promoting parent involvement.


Application Of Concept Maps For Conducting Research In Adult Education, Simone C.O. Conceicao, Susan M. Yelich-Biniecki, Anita J. Samuel May 2015

Application Of Concept Maps For Conducting Research In Adult Education, Simone C.O. Conceicao, Susan M. Yelich-Biniecki, Anita J. Samuel

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze existing literature in which concept maps specifically were utilized as a research tool. By theorizing from the literature and making connections among different approaches that use concept maps, adult educators-scholars can broaden their understanding of the application of concept maps in adult education research. This paper shows how concept maps can be used as productivity tools for conducting individual and collaborative research and instructional tools for teaching Research Methods courses.


To Engage Or Not Engage? Looking At The Barriers Behind Low Retention Rates Of Racial/Ethnic Online Adult Learners, Saundra Pearl Peterson, Geleana Drew Alston May 2015

To Engage Or Not Engage? Looking At The Barriers Behind Low Retention Rates Of Racial/Ethnic Online Adult Learners, Saundra Pearl Peterson, Geleana Drew Alston

Adult Education Research Conference

Distance education leadership must be central to influencing organizational change due to the societal needs for educated adults that can contribute and thrive in a complex, technologically driven, pluralistic, team oriented global workforce society. This roundtable will examine the relationship between distance learning leadership and culturally relevant educational experiences in order to understand how leadership effectiveness and organizational change can be innovative in improving persistence of racial/ethnic adult online learners.


Distance Adult Learner Doctoral Studentscreating A Nontraditional Doctoral Enclave, Royce Ann Collins May 2015

Distance Adult Learner Doctoral Studentscreating A Nontraditional Doctoral Enclave, Royce Ann Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explores a new model development for nontraditional adult learner doctoral enclaves. This specific enclave facilitates the movement from doctoral student to candidate to completion of the dissertation for adult learners who are employed fulltime and geographically located a distance away from the traditional support structures.


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.


Stigma, Identity, And Criticalitythe Impetus, Function, And Expression Of Disclosure, Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco May 2015

Stigma, Identity, And Criticalitythe Impetus, Function, And Expression Of Disclosure, Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explores the impetus, function, and expression of disclosure (revealing of guarded personal information) and articulates some key insights regarding what critical adult learning and education can gain from understanding disclosure as a phenomenon, particularly for people with invisible stigmatized identities.


Grit And The Adult Learner: Should We Be Thinking About Work Ethic?, Joann S. Olson May 2015

Grit And The Adult Learner: Should We Be Thinking About Work Ethic?, Joann S. Olson

Adult Education Research Conference

Research related to work ethic appears most frequently in psychology and business-related venues, with few publications in education. This roundtable encourages participants to explore whether thinking in terms of a learners’ work ethic is an appropriate or potentially beneficial concept for adult educators.


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.


Collective Impact In/For Adult Education: A Framework For Collective Action To Address Community Complexity And Resilience, Kim L. Niewolny, Thomas G. Archibald May 2015

Collective Impact In/For Adult Education: A Framework For Collective Action To Address Community Complexity And Resilience, Kim L. Niewolny, Thomas G. Archibald

Adult Education Research Conference

We explore how adult educators may (re)position their praxis to focus on the social action goals of adult education by envisioning the possibilities of Collective Impact (CI) and evaluation capacity building. Implications emphasize the potential of achieving collective impact outcomes to address community complexity, resiliency, and systems-level change.


Developing Counter-Hegemonic Pedagogy In Adult & Higher Education, Mervin Chisholm May 2015

Developing Counter-Hegemonic Pedagogy In Adult & Higher Education, Mervin Chisholm

Adult Education Research Conference

Using various discourses including critical theory, critical pedagogy, postmodernism, feminist pedagogy and liberation theology, the importance of counterhegemonic pedagogy is underscored. This approach to pedagogy can be facilitated through various methodological engagements but the discussion is about reasoning and counter-storytelling.


The Cross-Cultural Conditions Of Trust, Rob B. Mcclary May 2015

The Cross-Cultural Conditions Of Trust, Rob B. Mcclary

Adult Education Research Conference

An important aspect of being an effective educator is gaining the trust of one’s students. Nowhere is this more critical, and more challenging, than for our military leaders whose jobs require them to teach and train the service members of our allies and coalition partners. Participants in this roundtable will be invited to share their experiences of building cross-cultural trust in their classrooms, and to engage in a learning activity that explores how they view the behaviors that lead to trust.