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Adult and Continuing Education Administration

Adult Education Research Conference

2006

Adult education

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Adult Education, Assessment And The Beginnings Of The Ged, Amy D. Rose Aug 2006

Adult Education, Assessment And The Beginnings Of The Ged, Amy D. Rose

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This study examines the development and implementation of the General Educational Development (GED) examination in the United States. It examines the ways that the GED was initially conceptualized and how the notion of equivalence was popularized.


(Re)Situating Cognition: Expanding Sociocultural Perspectives In Adult Education, Kim L. Niewolny, Arthur L. Wilson Jul 2006

(Re)Situating Cognition: Expanding Sociocultural Perspectives In Adult Education, Kim L. Niewolny, Arthur L. Wilson

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We review key sociocultural perspectives of learning and cognition to begin to “make good” on the promise of situated cognition in adult education by incorporating its too-often ignored political analysis.


The Role Of Spirituality In The Practice Of Adult Education Leaders, Jeanette Justice Fleming, Bradley C. Courtenay Jul 2006

The Role Of Spirituality In The Practice Of Adult Education Leaders, Jeanette Justice Fleming, Bradley C. Courtenay

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Leaders defined spirituality as different from, but related to religion, part of their identity, and as a connection to a Higher Being, to others, and to nature. Spirituality provided a calling to profession, instilled an ethical framework and served as a resource in times of challenge. It influenced use of power, decision making, and communication with coworkers. Participants exhibited a variety of leadership styles reflecting individual perceptions of spirituality.