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The Relationships Of Learning Style Balance And Learning Dimensions To Self-Directed Learning Propensity Among Adult Learners, Sarah Tullos Hutto Dec 2009

The Relationships Of Learning Style Balance And Learning Dimensions To Self-Directed Learning Propensity Among Adult Learners, Sarah Tullos Hutto

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of learning style characteristics to self-directed learning propensity among adult learners. The learning style characteristics investigated were learning style balance as measured by a scoring method developed by Mainemelis, Boyatzis, and Kolb (2002) and learning style dimensions as measured by the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI). The Oddi Continuous Learning Instrument (OCLI) was used to measure self-directed learning propensity. A questionnaire was used to collect descriptive information about the participants for age, gender, years of professional work experience, and graduate degree program in the categories of business, education, health, and ...


“Quality Assured? Comparative Perspectives On Benchmarks And Standards In Higher Education” (Accepted), Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2009

“Quality Assured? Comparative Perspectives On Benchmarks And Standards In Higher Education” (Accepted), Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The objective of the symposium is to highlight the various ways in which higher education systems and institutions around the world deliver programs and monitor quality through various internal and external mechanisms. It also seeks to promote professional dialogue among those responsible for designing, delivering, assessing, and assuring quality in Higher Education Administration professional preparation programs in a multiplicity of settings.


Benefits Of Continuing Professional Development In The Visual Communications Sector In Ireland, Con Kennedy Sep 2009

Benefits Of Continuing Professional Development In The Visual Communications Sector In Ireland, Con Kennedy

Other resources

This research is concerned with identifying the benefits of Continuous Professional Development for the Visual Communications sector in Ireland, with the aim of establishing what benefits exist for both the employee and employer. Research is undertaken to identify CPD programmes that currently exist in other industries in Ireland for the purpose of establishing commonalities and how this may apply to the Visual Communications sector. This is achieved through a combination of literature review, desk research, surveys of employees and employers in the Visual Communications sector and a number of semi-formal interviews with representatives from various industry sectors with established CPD ...


Participatory Adult Learning Professional Development Strategy: Evidence And Examples, Carol M. Trivette Jul 2009

Participatory Adult Learning Professional Development Strategy: Evidence And Examples, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

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Introduction To The Special Issue: An International Partnership In Vocational Psychology And Career Guidance Practice, Raoul Van Esbroeck, Donna E. Palladino Schultheiss, Jerry Trusty, Paul Gore Jul 2009

Introduction To The Special Issue: An International Partnership In Vocational Psychology And Career Guidance Practice, Raoul Van Esbroeck, Donna E. Palladino Schultheiss, Jerry Trusty, Paul Gore

CASAL Faculty Publications

This thematic issue of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance includes a selection of papers presented at the IAEVG-SVP-NCDA Symposium, entitled “Vocational Psychology and Career Guidance Practice: An International Partnership”. The articles in this special issue deal with topics that highlight the interconnection between vocational psychology and career guidance. The authors, because of their different geographical and cultural backgrounds, address these points from their own perspectives. The outcome of the general discussion that centred on these topics at the International Symposium is jointly published in a special issue of the Career Development Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 4.


Massachusetts Adult Basic Education And Esol Distance Learning Programs: How To Assess Student Readiness For Distance Learning?, Berna Kahraman, Amelia Mallona, Donna H. Friedman, Sarah Kuck Jalbert Jun 2009

Massachusetts Adult Basic Education And Esol Distance Learning Programs: How To Assess Student Readiness For Distance Learning?, Berna Kahraman, Amelia Mallona, Donna H. Friedman, Sarah Kuck Jalbert

Center for Social Policy Publications

This report presents the findings from the pilot screening process prepared by the Center for Social Policy (CSP) and implemented during December 2008-March 2009 by the adult basic education (ABE) online learning programs in MA which are funded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). The purposes of the pilot process were:

  • To determine the effectiveness of screening tools in assessing participant characteristics, such as the skills, demographics, and life circumstances that are associated with success in online learning;
  • To identify supports and interventions which students need in order to persist and succeed in online learning.

At the ...


Who Volunteers To Provide Reading Instruction For Adults And What Do They Know?, Mary Ziegler, Steve Mccallum, Sherry Mee Bell May 2009

Who Volunteers To Provide Reading Instruction For Adults And What Do They Know?, Mary Ziegler, Steve Mccallum, Sherry Mee Bell

Adult Education Research Conference

Volunteer instructors make a substantial contribution to adult literacy, yet little research has been conducted to better understand not only who the volunteers are but what they know about reading instruction. This study describes a national sample of 124 volunteer instructors and their knowledge of providing reading instruction for adults.


You Are What You Eat!?: Television Cooking Shows, Consumption, And Lifestyle Practices As Adult Learning, Robin Redmon Wright, Jennifer A. Sandlin May 2009

You Are What You Eat!?: Television Cooking Shows, Consumption, And Lifestyle Practices As Adult Learning, Robin Redmon Wright, Jennifer A. Sandlin

Adult Education Research Conference

A discussion of the public pedagogy of “celebrity chef” cooking shows, their promotion of consumer life-styles, and alternative cooking shows as sites of resistance to those lifestyles.


Creating Learning: A Critical Program Planning Praxis For Collaborative Knowledge Construction And Social Change, Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner May 2009

Creating Learning: A Critical Program Planning Praxis For Collaborative Knowledge Construction And Social Change, Colleen Aalsburg Wiessner

Adult Education Research Conference

Positing an alternate program planning perspective, this paper explores the possibility of viewing planning as a critical praxis. It blends theory and practice in development, content, and research approach; explores meanings and functions of praxis as a rationale for this perspective; and outlines purposes, principles and practices of the approach.


Adult Learning In Ecotourism: The Current State Of Research, Pierre Walter May 2009

Adult Learning In Ecotourism: The Current State Of Research, Pierre Walter

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper reviews research on adult learning in nature, adventure and community-based ecotourism. Aims, learning activities, outcomes and philosophical orientation of each type of ecotourism are analyzed, and areas in need of further research identified.


The Supreme Court Follows, It Does Not Lead: Adult Education And American Popular Constitutionalism, Wayland Walker May 2009

The Supreme Court Follows, It Does Not Lead: Adult Education And American Popular Constitutionalism, Wayland Walker

Adult Education Research Conference

The theory of Popular Constitutionalism posits that American social change precedes legal change. Utilizing data from the fight for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (“LGBTQ”) social and legal rights, this paper explores evidence supporting the theory of Popular Constitutionalism and its implications for adult education research.


Are Transformation And Power Shifts All Or Nothing Events?, Jacqlyn S. Triscari May 2009

Are Transformation And Power Shifts All Or Nothing Events?, Jacqlyn S. Triscari

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper represents a qualitative case study conducted in one organization. It examines the role of power and shifts of power in an organization during an organizational transformation, a very specific form of change in which the center core or the worldview of the organization is altered.


Critical Public Pedagogy And Michael Moore’S Film Sicko: Creating A National Dialogue For Changing Health Care, Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Karin Sprow May 2009

Critical Public Pedagogy And Michael Moore’S Film Sicko: Creating A National Dialogue For Changing Health Care, Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Karin Sprow

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper discusses a qualitative study exploring how health care workers view Michael Moore’s film Sicko and its role in national discussions of health care.


The Sacred Cow: Understanding The Role Of Culture In The Health-Related Behaviors Of Older Asian Indian Immigrants, Swathi Nath Thaker May 2009

The Sacred Cow: Understanding The Role Of Culture In The Health-Related Behaviors Of Older Asian Indian Immigrants, Swathi Nath Thaker

Adult Education Research Conference

In today’s society, life expectancy continues to increase as advances in technology continue to encourage the development and implementation of new medical treatments and solutions. For example, within the United States, persons over age 65 currently represent approximately 13% of the population (Bee, 2000). As the baby boomer generation enters retirement, this number will continue to increase. In addition to this growth, the rise in immigration continues to change the demographics within the United States, thus impacting the composition of the elderly population. As individuals within these minority populations age, their use of health services will continue to increase ...


The “Many Faces” And Complexities Of Continuing Education Units Within Today’S Higher Education Organizations: An Empirical Study, Sandria Stephenson May 2009

The “Many Faces” And Complexities Of Continuing Education Units Within Today’S Higher Education Organizations: An Empirical Study, Sandria Stephenson

Adult Education Research Conference

A qualitative methodology was used to identify higher education leaders’ understanding of continuing education units’ organization and program development. Using various metaphors, the study reveals that the way administrators conceptualize their units symbolically often determine their administrative strategies relative to organizational development and program planning issues within their parent organization.


Autonomy And Autogenesis: Practitioner Research And The Self-Made Literacy Tutor, Ralf St. Clair, Kathy Maclachlan May 2009

Autonomy And Autogenesis: Practitioner Research And The Self-Made Literacy Tutor, Ralf St. Clair, Kathy Maclachlan

Adult Education Research Conference

Examines the conduct of a practitioner-led action research program in Scottish literacy, and challenges the extent to which PLAR can be adopted as a professional development strategy. Expresses caution about the potential for PLAR to reinforce individualized and managerial approaches to the field as promoted by new public management.


Adult Learning Communities: Does Self-Efficacy Pre-Determine Participation?, Jennifer Smolka, Stacey Johnson, Thomas A. Glover, Heather Dodds May 2009

Adult Learning Communities: Does Self-Efficacy Pre-Determine Participation?, Jennifer Smolka, Stacey Johnson, Thomas A. Glover, Heather Dodds

Adult Education Research Conference

In a voluntary online community structure, Western Governors University seeks to find correlations between adult learners’ self-efficacy, community participation and academic success. Based on surveys of 164 new Education students, self-efficacy was not correlated with either participation measures of interaction or academic measures of success.


From High Skill To High School: The Social Organization Of “Canadian Work Experience”, Immigration, And Volunteer Work, Bonnie Slade May 2009

From High Skill To High School: The Social Organization Of “Canadian Work Experience”, Immigration, And Volunteer Work, Bonnie Slade

Adult Education Research Conference

This thesis addresses the labour market integration of new immigrant professionals to Ontario, and critically examines the role that formal education plays in this process. Employing Smith’s (2006) institutional ethnography, I examine the social organization of adult co-op programs offered by Ontario District School Boards.


Adult Education & Participant Empowerment For Organizational Transformation: A Learning Organization Case Study Introducing An Integration Model & A Strategic Empowerment Tool, Soni Simpson, Elizabeth Londo May 2009

Adult Education & Participant Empowerment For Organizational Transformation: A Learning Organization Case Study Introducing An Integration Model & A Strategic Empowerment Tool, Soni Simpson, Elizabeth Londo

Adult Education Research Conference

Aligned organizations of empowered, diverse learners are positioned to achieve shared objectives while responding to marketplace changes. Two models, the Integration Model & Annual Strategic Empowerment Tool, encourage systemic transformations. Using these models, engaged employees co-create and achieve strategic objectives through full integration with the annual performance management system.


Older Baby Boomers Seeking Collegiate Degrees: Developmental Influences On Educational And Vocational Aspirations, Jane L. Schaefer May 2009

Older Baby Boomers Seeking Collegiate Degrees: Developmental Influences On Educational And Vocational Aspirations, Jane L. Schaefer

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper summarizes findings from a phenomenological study designed to explore the experiences of degree-seeking, adult learners – specifically, Older Baby Boomers (OBB) born between 1946 and 1958. Findings seek to understand how adult development—psychosocial, cognitive, and spiritual dimensions—influences older adult students’ future aspirations, both career and retirement, and their transformational learning experiences within the context of higher education.


Unethical Behavior, Academic Misconduct, & Incivility: Does It Occur In Adult Education Classrooms?, Michael L. Rowland May 2009

Unethical Behavior, Academic Misconduct, & Incivility: Does It Occur In Adult Education Classrooms?, Michael L. Rowland

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this research was to survey members of the CPAE listserv regarding personal experiences with ethical issues and dilemmas in the adult education classroom and to also obtain their perceptions of the most critical ethical issues adult educators encounter in the classroom.


The Career Paths Of African Americans In The Corporate And Political Arenas, Dionne Rosser-Mims, Glenn A. Palmer May 2009

The Career Paths Of African Americans In The Corporate And Political Arenas, Dionne Rosser-Mims, Glenn A. Palmer

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper compares the career development experiences of African Americans in the areas of politics and corporate America. The authors aim to identify congruencies in the career development experiences of African Americans in both fields.


Personal Transformations: Changes In Self & Literacy Engagement Through Even Start Family Literacy Program Participation, Petra A. Robinson May 2009

Personal Transformations: Changes In Self & Literacy Engagement Through Even Start Family Literacy Program Participation, Petra A. Robinson

Adult Education Research Conference

Illiteracy is a major social dilemma facing countries in the developed and underdeveloped world. The problem has far-reaching implications as it threatens the economic and social vitality of a country. Within this globalized world, a country’s competitiveness depends on the resources within that country and, in particular on its social and human capital. Indeed, the human capital indicators of a country, particularly, those based on literacy rates affect the country’s labor productivity and (GDP) Gross Domestic Product (Coulombe, Tremblay & Marchland, 2004). Elish-Piper (2007) draws attention to the increasing expectations for adult literacy in the United States over the ...


Oral Histories To Support Growing Democracy: Stories From The Nyc Adult Literacy Community, Dianne Ramdeholl May 2009

Oral Histories To Support Growing Democracy: Stories From The Nyc Adult Literacy Community, Dianne Ramdeholl

Adult Education Research Conference

This oral history project chronicled narratives from the NYC adult literacy community in an attempt to preserve the field’s public collective historical memory. These narratives, countering dominant ideologies, explicitly connect adult literacy to human rights struggles, can support the field in a larger collective conversation rooted in sustainable democratic practices.


Is There A Technology Bias Against Adult Learners?, Adnan Qayyum May 2009

Is There A Technology Bias Against Adult Learners?, Adnan Qayyum

Adult Education Research Conference

Students’ communication and study habits outside of class were analyzed using grounded theory. Results indicate that factors other than age informed students’ communication patterns, including their use of ICTs. The research calls into question assumptions that adult learners are less inclined and able to use ICTs for education.


Learning To Unlearn: A Case Study Of The Initial Rejection And Subsequent Acceptance Of Homosexuality By Heterosexuals, Tamara Priestley May 2009

Learning To Unlearn: A Case Study Of The Initial Rejection And Subsequent Acceptance Of Homosexuality By Heterosexuals, Tamara Priestley

Adult Education Research Conference

This research sought to gain an understanding of the learning heterosexuals engage in while coming to acceptance of homosexuality and to examine their understandings of heterosexism, power and positionality that might be at the base of such learning. Transformative learning theory was used as a lens to understand the learning and its process.


Online Learning Effectiveness And Instructor Resistance In Adult Learner Centered Extension Programs, Ernie Post May 2009

Online Learning Effectiveness And Instructor Resistance In Adult Learner Centered Extension Programs, Ernie Post

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper reports the preliminary results of an ongoing mixed methods study to determine if the integration of online learning modules can help entrepreneurs accomplish business planning and elicit business start-up behavior. Insight is shared about why some adult learners and instructors are reluctant to migrate to online learning.


The Life Story Of President Barack Obama: Using Critical Race Theory To Analyze Life Experience, Elizabeth A. Peterson, Wendy B. Yanow May 2009

The Life Story Of President Barack Obama: Using Critical Race Theory To Analyze Life Experience, Elizabeth A. Peterson, Wendy B. Yanow

Adult Education Research Conference

Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a lens and interest convergence and color-blind ideology as foci to explore the life experience of President Barack Obama, this study provides a framework for using CRT as a lens for examining life experience.


Whole-Person Learning: Lessons From Integral Health-Care Practitioners And Their Implications For Adult Education, Gabrielle Pelicci May 2009

Whole-Person Learning: Lessons From Integral Health-Care Practitioners And Their Implications For Adult Education, Gabrielle Pelicci

Adult Education Research Conference

For over a decade, I’ve studied the humanities, education and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It began as a personal interest and transformed into a professional one. As an undergraduate psychology student, I explored the mind and the various methods of psychotherapy. During graduate school, I became exposed to eastern philosophies and religions, and I began practicing meditation as a means to quiet the mind and bring my life into balance. As I followed this path, it led to several trainings in holistic studies including a massage therapy program, a yoga teacher training and a certification in Healing Touch, an ...


Alain Locke’S “Beloved Community:” The Notion Of Community, African And African-American Visual Art, And Locke’S Political And Educational Thought, Ann Marie O'Brien May 2009

Alain Locke’S “Beloved Community:” The Notion Of Community, African And African-American Visual Art, And Locke’S Political And Educational Thought, Ann Marie O'Brien

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper examines how the notion of community is embedded in Locke’s writing on visual art and is an important aspect of Locke’s political and educational thought in the context of his practice of adult and higher education.