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African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders Jan 2017

African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable proposal is to present and frame a future research project challenging the narrative of disparity on African-American males in higher education and advocate the need for scholarship that focuses on positive stories of how African-American males navigate in higher education.


Examining The Barriers To The Continuing Education Of Early Childhood Teacher Assistants, Colleen Louise Wright Jan 2017

Examining The Barriers To The Continuing Education Of Early Childhood Teacher Assistants, Colleen Louise Wright

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 required teacher assistants (TAs) to obtain their child development associate (CDA) credential by September of 2015. TAs who had not obtained their CDA within the required timeframe were either demoted or terminated from their positions. However, with the increase of working parents, the need for quality early childhood education has risen. In this project study, the barriers TAs confront in regards to their decision to continue their schooling to obtain a CDA credential were examined, as were the factors that deterred or prevented them from enrolling in or completing a ...


Adult Entrances And Exits: What Does Retention Literature Inform Us About Urban Adult Higher Educational Participants And Student Success?, Debra Fenty, Jonathan Messemer, Elice Rogers Jun 2016

Adult Entrances And Exits: What Does Retention Literature Inform Us About Urban Adult Higher Educational Participants And Student Success?, Debra Fenty, Jonathan Messemer, Elice Rogers

Adult Education Research Conference

This research purpose, derived from a larger study shares findings which help explain retention and, success outcomes associated with Urban adult learners in a 4 year higher educational setting. A critical analysis of the literature reveals in retention, understanding barriers is a key indicator of an institution's effectiveness.


Perceptions Of Air Force Civilians Regarding Participation In Nonresident Professional Military Education, Edward Hodge Jan 2016

Perceptions Of Air Force Civilians Regarding Participation In Nonresident Professional Military Education, Edward Hodge

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In spite of a 2009 memorandum from senior Air Force leaders calling for civilian employees to participate in nonresident Professional Military Education (PME) courses, employees' PME completion rates have remained low. This qualitative study investigated the perceptions of nonresident PME held by 12 employees at an installation with a nonresident PME completion rate of less than 3% in 2013. The theories of reasoned action and planned behavior guided the 5 main questions that asked participants to describe their familiarity with nonresident PME course content, availability, and structure; as well as their perceptions of organizational support for PME course participation, their ...


Barriers Faced By Canadian Aboriginal Adults As They Return To Postsecondary School, Robert Lawrence Campbell Jan 2016

Barriers Faced By Canadian Aboriginal Adults As They Return To Postsecondary School, Robert Lawrence Campbell

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Aboriginal people in Canada are less likely to complete postsecondary education than are non-Aboriginal people. This lack of education leads to increased rates of unemployment and poverty and the need for additional government supports. The purpose of this project study was to identify and examine barriers faced by Canadian Aboriginal adult students as they return to school for postsecondary education. The conceptual framework for this qualitative study was based on the work of Ertmer, which suggests barriers can be placed into broad categories of extrinsic and intrinsic barriers. A case study design was used with a purposeful sample from a ...


Examining Barriers To Retention Of Adult Learners In Rural Education Programs, Tiffany Minyon Spivey Jan 2016

Examining Barriers To Retention Of Adult Learners In Rural Education Programs, Tiffany Minyon Spivey

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The retention of adult learners in rural educational settings throughout the United States is challenging for adult education instructors. Adult learners in rural areas encounter internal and external barriers, including lack of self-efficacy and minimal transportation. Research exists regarding the retention of adult learners, but little is known about the barriers to persistence among adult learners in rural areas, or the motivations experienced by students and instructors. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify perceived barriers to retention at a rural adult learning center in Georgia and to provide suggestions to improve adult education and literacy initiatives ...


Promoting Adult Student Success At Four-Year Higher Education Institutions, Heidi A. Watson-Held May 2015

Promoting Adult Student Success At Four-Year Higher Education Institutions, Heidi A. Watson-Held

Adult Education Research Conference

This study surveyed four-year institutions to examine the extent to which different categories of four-year institutions are meeting adult students’ needs and thereby promoting their success.


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.


A Comparison Of Two After School Strategies For Improving The Parenting Knowledge And Parenting Perceptions Of Preschool Families Enrolled In A Title 1 Program, Rae Ette Veronna Newman May 2013

A Comparison Of Two After School Strategies For Improving The Parenting Knowledge And Parenting Perceptions Of Preschool Families Enrolled In A Title 1 Program, Rae Ette Veronna Newman

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

A parent is a child's first educator in communication, social/emotional skills, motor development, and academics. As the achievement expectations placed on schools increase and the schooling population continually diversifies, the need to increase the overall parental involvement in schools and their ability to assist with academics in the home becomes more significant to ensure academic success for all children. By acquiring the fundamental parenting knowledge and skills, despite the barriers and additional disadvantages, parents can overcome daily obstacles, reduce family stress, and support developing proficient children. By encouraging positive parenting skills, parents can increase their parenting self-efficacy.

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Working Late: Exploring The Workplaces, Motivations, And Barriers Of Working Seniors, Vivian W. Mott Ph.D. Jul 2006

Working Late: Exploring The Workplaces, Motivations, And Barriers Of Working Seniors, Vivian W. Mott Ph.D.

Adult Education Research Conference

This phenomenological research explored the nature of seniors’ employment. Findings focused on seniors’ motivations for continuing employment, barriers and coping mechanisms, generational differences, the role of self-directed learning, and the effect of age, status, and experience on security and capital in the workplace.