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The Impact Of Teacher Methodology Training For Higher Education Faculty Members, Nicole R. Baker Apr 2020

The Impact Of Teacher Methodology Training For Higher Education Faculty Members, Nicole R. Baker

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Many college programs are designed to graduate individuals who are experts in their field of study, but not necessarily individuals who are trained in how to teach. This quantitative, quasi-experiment study examined college faculty member’s level of training in the area of teaching practices and methodology. The relation to student satisfaction, current course performance, attendance, the belief in the need for training, and faculty member’s sense of efficacy in teaching was explored. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to organize the data using a one-way ANCOVA to analyze the impact the level of training ...


The Times They Are A Changing (Or Are They?): Exploring The Impact Of The Tenure Process On Racialized Faculty At A Us And An Anglophone Caribbean Institution, Dianne Ramdeholl, Mervin Chisholm Jan 2018

The Times They Are A Changing (Or Are They?): Exploring The Impact Of The Tenure Process On Racialized Faculty At A Us And An Anglophone Caribbean Institution, Dianne Ramdeholl, Mervin Chisholm

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper builds on two completed studies charting faculty perceptions of student evaluations in the tenure process in a US and Caribbean context offering recommendations for new faculty of color.


Conceptualizing Entrepreneurial Education As A Social Justice Endeavor, Sarah M. Ray, Jill Zarestky, Lisa Baumgartner Jan 2018

Conceptualizing Entrepreneurial Education As A Social Justice Endeavor, Sarah M. Ray, Jill Zarestky, Lisa Baumgartner

Adult Education Research Conference

Entrepreneurial education is typically capitalist and overlooks social change efforts. Grounded in the literature, we argue progressive adult education has potential to transform entrepreneurial education into a social justice endeavor.


A. Taboo Or Trivial: Women Adult Educators With Visible Tattoos And The Effect On Learners, Amanda Young Jan 2018

A. Taboo Or Trivial: Women Adult Educators With Visible Tattoos And The Effect On Learners, Amanda Young

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this session is to discuss a future research project which examines the effect on adult learning conducted by a woman instructor with visible tattoos.


Abandoned Places Of Adult Education In Canada And Germany, Maren Elfert, Bernd Käpplinger, Suzanne Smythe Jan 2018

Abandoned Places Of Adult Education In Canada And Germany, Maren Elfert, Bernd Käpplinger, Suzanne Smythe

Adult Education Research Conference

The symposium discusses and compares abandoned places of adult education in Canada and Germany. These are physical (and intellectual) spaces that have been abandoned or moved, or changed its use


Theorizing Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Assaults In Higher Education: Adult Educators' Perspectives, Amber Giffin, Mitsunori Misawa Jan 2018

Theorizing Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Assaults In Higher Education: Adult Educators' Perspectives, Amber Giffin, Mitsunori Misawa

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper analyzes the literature regarding universities’ sexual assault prevention programs in an effort to identify best practices for reducing the number of sexual assaults on university campuses.


Factors Affecting Employee Persistence In An Online Management Development Certificate Program, Todd D. Chester Jan 2018

Factors Affecting Employee Persistence In An Online Management Development Certificate Program, Todd D. Chester

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

An important approach to prepare new managers for increased responsibility is participation in online management development programs; however, there is a lack of information about the factors that affect employee completion of these programs. This study addressed how chief executive officers (CEOs) can implement these programs to rapidly develop new managers who are qualified to serve in the leadership roles left behind by many retirees. This qualitative descriptive case study explored employees' perceptions about persistence in an online management development certificate program at a U.S. nonprofit organization. Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory and Rovai's composite persistence model provided the ...


Doctoral Education As A Practice Of Adult Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Tom Heaney Jun 2017

Doctoral Education As A Practice Of Adult Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Tom Heaney

Adult Education Research Conference

This presentation features chapter authors from the recently published New Directions of Adult and Continuing Education "Reimaging Doctoral Education as a Practice of Adult Education."


Extension Cord: Powering Adult Education Through Cooperative Extension Programs, Jackson C. Alexander, Kenda S. Grover, Kit Kacirek, Shelly Walters Jan 2017

Extension Cord: Powering Adult Education Through Cooperative Extension Programs, Jackson C. Alexander, Kenda S. Grover, Kit Kacirek, Shelly Walters

Adult Education Research Conference

Cooperative Extension provides opportunities for adult learning in a variety of settings. The study identified perceptions of county agents related to their role in community development and adult education.


Personal Growth, Social Change Or Human Capital: A Document Analysis Of An Online Education Program For Adult Learners, Nakita Dolet, Maeghen L. Macdonald Jan 2016

Personal Growth, Social Change Or Human Capital: A Document Analysis Of An Online Education Program For Adult Learners, Nakita Dolet, Maeghen L. Macdonald

Adult Education Research Conference

This document analysis interrogates how one institution balances classically competing objectives of emancipatory learning, personal growth, and human resource development in an online adult education program.


Single Mothers Of Young Children And Continuing Education, Jackiethsha Lynette Fluellen Jan 2016

Single Mothers Of Young Children And Continuing Education, Jackiethsha Lynette Fluellen

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The number of households headed by single mothers living in poverty exceeds that of all other categories of poverty-stricken households, and poverty impacts the children negatively in various ways. When single mothers choose not to continue their education, they lessen their chances of finding higher paying jobs and raising their families out of poverty. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to better understand why some single mothers decided to continue into higher education. The study considered the decisions of 6 single mothers of young children in Montgomery County, Texas, and the obstacles they overcame while completing their education. The ...


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 ...


Business Education For Corporate Social Responsibility And Social Justice, Shannon Deer, Jill Zarestky Jan 2016

Business Education For Corporate Social Responsibility And Social Justice, Shannon Deer, Jill Zarestky

Adult Education Research Conference

Social justice and corporate social responsibility are concepts business schools struggle to incorporate into curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Using qualitative methods, this study explored the impact adult education principles and practices had on business students’ beliefs, assumptions, and values towards social justice and corporate social responsibility.


Community Science Education: Critical Science Literacy And Community Engagement Related To Shale Gas Development, Esther Prins, Shannon Frey Jan 2016

Community Science Education: Critical Science Literacy And Community Engagement Related To Shale Gas Development, Esther Prins, Shannon Frey

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper examines how 48 adults in a non-formal education class on shale gas development in two rural counties expanded their scientific knowledge, developed critical science literacy, and applied what they learned in the course. The findings elucidate adults’ relationships with science and their self-perceptions as scientifically knowledgeable citizens.


Continuum Of Alliance: A Proposed Model For Understanding The Relationship Between Adult Education And Human Resource Development, Jill Zarestky, Joshua Collins Jan 2016

Continuum Of Alliance: A Proposed Model For Understanding The Relationship Between Adult Education And Human Resource Development, Jill Zarestky, Joshua Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

The relationship between Adult Education and Human Resource Development has been modeled or described in various ways but continues to evolve. Building on existing conceptions, we present an alternative model for understanding the fields as distinct and yet complementary.


Impact Of Orientation Programs On Nontraditional Students' Perceived Academic Success In Adult Education Programs, Marsha Ann Webster Jan 2016

Impact Of Orientation Programs On Nontraditional Students' Perceived Academic Success In Adult Education Programs, Marsha Ann Webster

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many administrators and faculty within higher education institutions have grappled with identifying and employing effective strategies to facilitate student success and persistence. The current study focuses on assessing nontraditional students' self-efficacy beliefs and their perception of the orientation program at a 2-year continuing education program in a Caribbean nation. The study is important as the findings have the potential to increase nontraditional students' persistence and learning. Bandura's social cognitive theory and the theory of self-efficacy served as the theoretical frameworks of this sequential mixed-methods design study. The quantitative research questions examined the reported self-efficacy levels of 77 participants and ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Faith-Based And Graduate Adult Educator's Negotiation Of Similarities And Differences Among People As An Indicator Of Their Multicultural Effectiveness, Elizabeth Conerly Smith May 2014

Faith-Based And Graduate Adult Educator's Negotiation Of Similarities And Differences Among People As An Indicator Of Their Multicultural Effectiveness, Elizabeth Conerly Smith

Dissertations

This study examined the relationship between adult educators‘ multicultural effectiveness scores and their negotiation of similarities and differences scores. The participants were in faith-based institutions, specifically Christian churches and in graduate adult education programs of universities and colleges in the United States. Multicultural effectiveness was measured by the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) that the authors reported measured multicultural effectiveness as the primary, encompassing variable. The MPQ is a five-point Likert scale with 91 items. The MPQ reliability was a Cronbach‘s alpha of .82 (Van der Zee & Van Oudenhoven, 2000). The Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale (M-GUDS) measured the negotiation of similarities ...


The Development And Validation Of A Domestic Violence Scale Administered To Ged Program Participants To Determine The Effect On Test Performance, Andres Muro Jan 2013

The Development And Validation Of A Domestic Violence Scale Administered To Ged Program Participants To Determine The Effect On Test Performance, Andres Muro

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Overwhelming evidence shows that domestic violence is a very serious problem affecting women in the United States. Black et al. (2010) report that approximately 34 million women in the United States, or approximately 30%, have experienced some form of violence including rape, physical, violence, and/or stalking in their lifetimes. Twenty-two percent of the victims have experienced PTSD, 15% have been injured, and 8% have needed medical care. While these statistics show that domestic violence is a serious problem, there are virtually no statistics about the extent to which domestic violence is a barrier to the academic success of Latina ...