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Divergent Perspectives On Learner Engagement In Adult Literacy Classrooms, Anastasiya A. Lipnevich Dec 2007

Divergent Perspectives On Learner Engagement In Adult Literacy Classrooms, Anastasiya A. Lipnevich

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable will focus on two types of quantitative data that measures the engagement of learners in adult literacy classrooms and the ways in which educational roles dramatically affect perceptions of classroom behaviors.


The Value And Role Of Contemplative Practices For Effective Teaching And Transformative Learning In Adult And Higher Education, Qi Sun Dec 2007

The Value And Role Of Contemplative Practices For Effective Teaching And Transformative Learning In Adult And Higher Education, Qi Sun

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper presents and discusses value and role of contemplative practices for effective teaching and transformative learning in adult and higher education.


Towards A Theory Of Collaborative Learning At Adult Learning Events: A Grounded Study, Julia Storberg-Walker, Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner Dec 2007

Towards A Theory Of Collaborative Learning At Adult Learning Events: A Grounded Study, Julia Storberg-Walker, Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable focuses on the work-in-progress of building grounded theory. Specifically, the researchers will describe the context, the research project, and the iterative, collaborative theory building developments that have been in process over the past 27 months. Critique is sought from a variety of perspectives, including feminist, critical race, and other theories.


Undergraduate Adult Learners’ Acquisition Of Credit Through Multiple Means, C. Dan Stoicescu, Charlene H. Harrison Dec 2007

Undergraduate Adult Learners’ Acquisition Of Credit Through Multiple Means, C. Dan Stoicescu, Charlene H. Harrison

Adult Education Research Conference

Using available institutional data, the authors determined the extent to which Penn State’s undergraduate adult learners acquired credit through means in addition to enrolling in other higher education institutions, the frequency with which several means are used, and offered suggestions for improvements to increase adults’ use of these options.


Adult Education And A Culture Of Peace, Bruce Spencer Dec 2007

Adult Education And A Culture Of Peace, Bruce Spencer

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable explores Bud Hall’s argument that: “… as adult educators, we have lots to offer in the current culture of fear, negativity and violence.”


Engaging Out Of School Males In Adult Education, Joni Schwartz Dec 2007

Engaging Out Of School Males In Adult Education, Joni Schwartz

Adult Education Research Conference

This ethnographic study examines a community of practice re-engaging one marginalized group of out of school minority males (16-25 years old) in learning.


Researching The Intersection Of Local And Academic Knowledge On Gender: Academics Working With Community-Based Women’S Organizations, Nancy Peters, Leona M. English, Catherine Irving Dec 2007

Researching The Intersection Of Local And Academic Knowledge On Gender: Academics Working With Community-Based Women’S Organizations, Nancy Peters, Leona M. English, Catherine Irving

Adult Education Research Conference

Recognizing the key role women’s organizations contribute to adult learning, this roundtable discussion will explore issues and opportunities that grow out of partnerships between academic researchers and community-based organizations. Participants are invited to share their experiences of researching in such a collaborative environment.


Community Peace Asset Mapping: Rereading Our World, Rereading Ourselves, Robin Neustaeter Dec 2007

Community Peace Asset Mapping: Rereading Our World, Rereading Ourselves, Robin Neustaeter

Adult Education Research Conference

Peace education critically confronts violence in our society and develops peace practices and theories, at the local, national, and global levels. This interactive session will critically explore the concepts and questions linking peace education and lifelong learning to deconstruct dominant social values that perpetuate violence.


Piecing Together A New Identity”: Uncovering 1st Year Women Doctoral Student Socialization Through Quilting And Stories, Debora K. Nelli Dec 2007

Piecing Together A New Identity”: Uncovering 1st Year Women Doctoral Student Socialization Through Quilting And Stories, Debora K. Nelli

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable session explores a narrative study of 1st year women doctoral student socialization. Stories unfold both visually and verbally through student created quilt imagery, interviews and journal entries. Using arts based inquiry and the traditional folk art of quilting, participants access and express the affective component of initial academic socialization.


Are Accelerated Learning Formats The Answer To Meeting The Demand For Increased Adult Programs?, Kalpana Muetz, Kristi Frush Dec 2007

Are Accelerated Learning Formats The Answer To Meeting The Demand For Increased Adult Programs?, Kalpana Muetz, Kristi Frush

Adult Education Research Conference

Accelerated learning formats allow adult learners to balance their personal and professional responsibilities with their role as a learner. The roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss the positive and negative implications of these learning formats and the quality of education that is being delivered.


Successful Community Building In Alternative-Delivery Graduate Programs, Natasja Larson, Jim Parsons Dec 2007

Successful Community Building In Alternative-Delivery Graduate Programs, Natasja Larson, Jim Parsons

Adult Education Research Conference

This session discusses research that shows how community is created and enhanced in the University of Alberta Masters of Educational Studies (MES) graduate program. This hybrid program uses both on-line and face-to-face delivery. The discussion outlines findings from both open-ended survey results and collected notes from students.


Exploring Women’S Experiences Of Online Learning Using Photography And An Online Focus Group, Jennifer H. Kelland Dec 2007

Exploring Women’S Experiences Of Online Learning Using Photography And An Online Focus Group, Jennifer H. Kelland

Adult Education Research Conference

In this roundtable, I consider methodological questions about integrating photo-assisted interviews and an online focus group to examine women’s experiences of learning online.


Everyday Learning In An Information Society: Towards A New Totalitarianism, Peter Jarvis Dec 2007

Everyday Learning In An Information Society: Towards A New Totalitarianism, Peter Jarvis

Adult Education Research Conference

It is argued here that capitalist society is a new form of totalitarianism without having the political power to enforce its will: through advertising and indoctrinational techniques we learn everyday to conform to its demands. How can critical adult education respond to this new condition?


A Comparison Of Learning Styles With Student Comfort And Satisfaction In Online And Traditional Learning Environments, Gerri Hura Dec 2007

A Comparison Of Learning Styles With Student Comfort And Satisfaction In Online And Traditional Learning Environments, Gerri Hura

Adult Education Research Conference

This study looked at students’ learning styles and their comfort and satisfaction with traditional and online learning environments. The purpose was to determine the impact learning styles and age have on student comfort and satisfaction for a graduate population.


Building Partnerships In A Global Society: The Internationalization Of Education Programs, Mary Jane Harkins, Robin Neustaeter Dec 2007

Building Partnerships In A Global Society: The Internationalization Of Education Programs, Mary Jane Harkins, Robin Neustaeter

Adult Education Research Conference

This interactive session will explore the role of educators in a rapidly changing global society. The theoretical framework is based on a critical pedagogical approach. The focus is on discussing values, beliefs and assumptions, inherent power relationships and how these areas impact on the development of International educational partnerships.


Leading Or Following? Women Learning Leadership Roles In Higher Education, Catherine A. Hansman Dec 2007

Leading Or Following? Women Learning Leadership Roles In Higher Education, Catherine A. Hansman

Adult Education Research Conference

Women faculty members in higher education are reaching senior status at levels before unseen. Understanding both the challenges/obstacles and help these women received as they achieved advanced status will help future generations of women scholars who also aspire to a senior faculty position.


Identity, Difference And Solidarity: The Challenges And Promises Of Articulating Multiple Subjectivities In A Muslim Coalition, Evelyn Hamdon Dec 2007

Identity, Difference And Solidarity: The Challenges And Promises Of Articulating Multiple Subjectivities In A Muslim Coalition, Evelyn Hamdon

Adult Education Research Conference

Current theorizing about coalitions suggests that the capacity of their members to negotiate multiple and contested identity differences will be important for their survival and efficacy. This qualitative study explored how a Muslim coalition is thinking about and performing identity in the aftermath of September 11th and under the shadow of Islamophobia.


How Do Museums Fit Into Our Notions Of Adult Education?, Robin S. Grenier Dec 2007

How Do Museums Fit Into Our Notions Of Adult Education?, Robin S. Grenier

Adult Education Research Conference

In order to offer successful learning opportunities for adults throughout their lives it is important to explore the role of museums in adult education and learning. The goal of this roundtable is to address the long held notion that museums are valid places of adult learning and call attention to its diminished presence in adult education research and discourse.


Dialoguing Across Difference In Adult Second Language Learning, Tara Gibb Dec 2007

Dialoguing Across Difference In Adult Second Language Learning, Tara Gibb

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable discussion attempts “to trouble and worry” an example from teaching practice that raises questions about how difference and identity interrupt dominant discourses during ESL classroom dialogue.


Introspections From The Margins Of Race And Gender, Doris A. Flowers, Ming-Yeh Lee, Vanessa Sheared, Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner Dec 2007

Introspections From The Margins Of Race And Gender, Doris A. Flowers, Ming-Yeh Lee, Vanessa Sheared, Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner

Adult Education Research Conference

Race, as most social scientist would argue, is socially constructed, and from that premise there are those who would argue that since it is socially constructed, it isn’t real and therefore why do we even talk about it. However rather than going with that premise, we would argue that given that it is socially constructed, the fact that we are social beings and that we have been socialized to recognize the color of another’s skin, then it matters, and we need to talk about it.


All-American Apple Pie Or Chocolate Sundae: A Cyber-Environment For Adult Education, Mark Federman, Marilyn Laiken Dec 2007

All-American Apple Pie Or Chocolate Sundae: A Cyber-Environment For Adult Education, Mark Federman, Marilyn Laiken

Adult Education Research Conference

Conventional cyber-education environments do not actualize adult education principles. A design that implements Grace’s (1998) Theory of Adult Learning Community is demonstrated.


The Challenges Of Educating The Adults Of The Middle East And North Africa, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron Dec 2007

The Challenges Of Educating The Adults Of The Middle East And North Africa, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron

Adult Education Research Conference

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a diverse region with 7.7% of the world's population and 4.3% of the world's GDP (Abed & Davoodi, 2003). The region has approximately 75% of the world's oil supply. In spite of the oil exports, the 21 Arab countries, Afghanistan, Iran, and 2 territories of the region have some of the highest rates of unemployment and poverty in the world. The region also has a significantly large and growing population of children under 14. Couple this with serious environmental issues and there are critical consequences for the future ...


Caught In The Low-Skills Training Trap, Jane Cruikhank Dec 2007

Caught In The Low-Skills Training Trap, Jane Cruikhank

Adult Education Research Conference

With the 1998 signing of the Canada-Saskatchewan Labour Market Development Agreement, the federal government devolved EI training to the province. This roundtable session looks at the type of training being delivered and raises some issues that currently are being explored.


Keepers Of The Metaphorical Gate: The Role Of Journal Editors, Edward Taylor, Tom Nesbit, David Boud, Miriam Zukas, Mike Osborne, Mary Alfred, Paulette Issac Savage, Bob Hill, Peter Jarvis Dec 2007

Keepers Of The Metaphorical Gate: The Role Of Journal Editors, Edward Taylor, Tom Nesbit, David Boud, Miriam Zukas, Mike Osborne, Mary Alfred, Paulette Issac Savage, Bob Hill, Peter Jarvis

Adult Education Research Conference

Academic journals are central to a discipline’s professionalism and are the principal means of communication. The purpose of this symposium is explore the nature academic journals, their purposes and what they reveal about the field from the perspective of nine editors whose primary mission is to cover the broad field of adult education.


40 Years From Education As The Practice Of Freedom: New Perspectives On Paulo Freire From Latin America, Maria Luisa De Aguiar Amorim, Fleipe De J. Perez Cruz, Rolando Pinto Contreras, John D. Holst, Maria Alicia Vetter, Robert E. Bahruth Dec 2007

40 Years From Education As The Practice Of Freedom: New Perspectives On Paulo Freire From Latin America, Maria Luisa De Aguiar Amorim, Fleipe De J. Perez Cruz, Rolando Pinto Contreras, John D. Holst, Maria Alicia Vetter, Robert E. Bahruth

Adult Education Research Conference

The year 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the original publication in Portuguese of Paulo Freire’s first book, Education as the Practice of Freedom. In honor of this anniversary, this symposium brings together Latin American pedagogues to discuss the development and continued relevance of Freire’s work.


Symposium: Critical Perspectives On Practitioner Research, Mary Hamilton, Yvon Appleby, Sondra Cuban, Alisa Belzer, Maria Kambouri Dec 2007

Symposium: Critical Perspectives On Practitioner Research, Mary Hamilton, Yvon Appleby, Sondra Cuban, Alisa Belzer, Maria Kambouri

Adult Education Research Conference

This symposium explores the ambiguities and tensions involved in carrying out practitioner research within specific funding and institutional contexts. It argues that more explicit recognition of these challenges is needed to realize the potential of PR.


Activist-Students: Radical Adult Education From Community To Campus – And Back Again, Donna Chovanec, Lee Ellis, Natasha Goudar, Evelyn Hamdon, Zenobia Jamal, Colin Piquette Dec 2007

Activist-Students: Radical Adult Education From Community To Campus – And Back Again, Donna Chovanec, Lee Ellis, Natasha Goudar, Evelyn Hamdon, Zenobia Jamal, Colin Piquette

Adult Education Research Conference

A panel of activist-students, each in a different phase of their academic study of adult education, use their own experiences to examine critical questions about the relationship between theory and practice in radical adult education.


Learning: A Processural Outcome Of Human Activity, Chang Gook Youn, Ian Baptiste Nov 2007

Learning: A Processural Outcome Of Human Activity, Chang Gook Youn, Ian Baptiste

Adult Education Research Conference

Via a critical appropriation of ideas from cultural historical activity theory (CHAT), this paper addresses three shortcomings in adult learning theories: insufficient guidance regarding how to systematically analyze learning that occurs in everyday life; 2) absence of mechanisms for overcoming subject-object dualism; and 3) insufficient analytic consideration for collective subjects.


Autobiography As Counter-Narrative: An Empirical Study Of How Race Enters And Structures The Stories Of Our Lives, Wendy B. Yanow Nov 2007

Autobiography As Counter-Narrative: An Empirical Study Of How Race Enters And Structures The Stories Of Our Lives, Wendy B. Yanow

Adult Education Research Conference

Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a lens through which to examine learning autobiography, and counter-storytelling as a method of CRT, this study offers a view of the world from the perspective of adult students’ racialized experiences.


An Exploration Of How The Confucian Notion Of Scholar-Official Has Impacted Chinese People’S View On Careers, Jie Xiong Nov 2007

An Exploration Of How The Confucian Notion Of Scholar-Official Has Impacted Chinese People’S View On Careers, Jie Xiong

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper reveals that scholar-official has impacted Chinese people’s view on careers by the imperial examination system for a long history. Tensions between higher education expansion and college student employment, the meaning of scholar-official and the imperial examinations, and the implication for developing tertiary vocational education in China are discussed.