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Adult Education Research Conference

1999

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Women Teaching For Social Change In Adult Education: The Spiritual And Cultural Dimensions Of "Teaching Across Borders", Elizabeth J. Tisdell May 1999

Women Teaching For Social Change In Adult Education: The Spiritual And Cultural Dimensions Of "Teaching Across Borders", Elizabeth J. Tisdell

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This study is an exploratory look at understanding how spirituality is renegotiated and informs the emancipatory work of a purposeful sample of women activist adult educators.


Development And Validation Of An Instrument To Measure Critical Thinking In Respiratory Care, Lynda Thomas Goodfellow, Lynda Valentine, Margaret E. Holt May 1999

Development And Validation Of An Instrument To Measure Critical Thinking In Respiratory Care, Lynda Thomas Goodfellow, Lynda Valentine, Margaret E. Holt

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Purpose - to establish the reliability and validity of an instrument to measure critical thinking among respiratory therapists. Questions derived from Mishoe's (1995) study, expert therapists and the literature. Content validity established. Pilot instrument tested with reliability = 0.94 (Cronbach's alpha). Instrument can be used to measure critical thinking in respiratory care.


Parents As People. Problematising Parental Involvement Programmes., Lyn Tett May 1999

Parents As People. Problematising Parental Involvement Programmes., Lyn Tett

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This paper describes four case studies of parental involvement programmes and examines: the factors that enable partners to collaborate effectively; how the role of 'parent' is constructed; the contribution that education can make to combating social exclusion.


The Role Of Language In The Preservation Of A Culture, Dorothy M. Still Smoking May 1999

The Role Of Language In The Preservation Of A Culture, Dorothy M. Still Smoking

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No abstract available.


Poor Women's Education Under Welfare Reform, Barbara Sparks May 1999

Poor Women's Education Under Welfare Reform, Barbara Sparks

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This paper reports the effects welfare reform has on the educational development of 48 single mothers in the Midwest. Findings indicate academic tracking into low skill vocational training programs, the lack of knowledge women have about their rights under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and factors which contribute to low educational attainment.


Empowerment Of Rural Zulu Women Through Popular Adult Education In South Africa: A Case Study Of The National Association For Women's Empowerment (Nawe) Program In Kwazulu-Natal, Zilungile Sosibo May 1999

Empowerment Of Rural Zulu Women Through Popular Adult Education In South Africa: A Case Study Of The National Association For Women's Empowerment (Nawe) Program In Kwazulu-Natal, Zilungile Sosibo

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This paper reports the study on grassroots Zulu women in the NAWE program. The purpose was to investigate whether the women were empowered. The research question was: Are the women empowered, if so, in what ways and how do they define empowerment? Methods of data collection included interviews, participant observation, and document analysis.


Does Basic Skills Education Work? Some Evidence From The National Adult Literacy Survey, Cecil M. Smith, Janet K. Sheehan-Holt May 1999

Does Basic Skills Education Work? Some Evidence From The National Adult Literacy Survey, Cecil M. Smith, Janet K. Sheehan-Holt

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No Abstract available.


Learners' Perspectives Of The Train-The-Trainer Program In Creating The Role Of Classroom Trainer, Susan B. Slusarski May 1999

Learners' Perspectives Of The Train-The-Trainer Program In Creating The Role Of Classroom Trainer, Susan B. Slusarski

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Learners in train-the-trainer courses typically are presented with prescriptive content, yet the classroom setting is dynamic. This study examined the meaning participants in three train-the-trainer programs gave to the role of classroom trainer.


Living Outside The Circle: The Politics Of Hiv/Aids Education And The Disenfranchisement Of Hiv-Negative Gay Men, Kimberly B. Sessions May 1999

Living Outside The Circle: The Politics Of Hiv/Aids Education And The Disenfranchisement Of Hiv-Negative Gay Men, Kimberly B. Sessions

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The purpose of this qualitative study was to use the lens of political planning theory to explore the relationship between how HIV-negative gay men think HIV/AIDS prevention efforts "should" be handled and how they actually are handled.


Missing The Beat: Adult Learning Through Religious Music In An African American Church, Michael L. Rowland May 1999

Missing The Beat: Adult Learning Through Religious Music In An African American Church, Michael L. Rowland

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The purpose of this study was to understand the ways religious music contributes to learning and meaning making for African American adults within American society. Retrospective biographies were used to understand how the religious musical experiences of African American adults affect learning. The findings of the study are discussed.


Perceptions Of Nontraditional African American Baccalaureate Nursing Students Of Their Persistence In Or Departure From An Urban Nursing Program, Linda S. Rodebaugh May 1999

Perceptions Of Nontraditional African American Baccalaureate Nursing Students Of Their Persistence In Or Departure From An Urban Nursing Program, Linda S. Rodebaugh

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The literature reflects that although more people of color are enrolling in higher education, graduation rates remain dismal. The purpose of this naturalistic qualitative inquiry was to determine perceptions of experiences of nontraditional African American nursing students regarding their persistence in or departure from a baccalaureate degree nursing program.


An Analytical Framework For Cross-Cultural Studies Of Teaching, Daniel D. Pratt May 1999

An Analytical Framework For Cross-Cultural Studies Of Teaching, Daniel D. Pratt

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Working cross-culturally, whether defined by discipline, institution, community, or nation-state, inherently means working outside the familiar. The aim of this paper is to present an analytical framework through which to explore and understand different conceptions of teaching. The framework consists of three analytical categories: epistemic beliefs, normative expectations, and pedagogical procedures.


The Role Of Adult Education And English Language Education In Nation-Building: A Case Study Of The Emmanuel Bible Institute Of Oradea, Romania, Cheri Pierson, Richard A. Orem May 1999

The Role Of Adult Education And English Language Education In Nation-Building: A Case Study Of The Emmanuel Bible Institute Of Oradea, Romania, Cheri Pierson, Richard A. Orem

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English as a language of theological instruction necessarily includes influential elements of Western Protestant styles of critical thinking. This study focuses on the role and implications of English as a foreign language at the Emmanuel Bible Institute in Oradea, Romania. The influence of English in theological development and subsequent nation building are also addressed


Themes Of Adult Learning And Development In Human Resource Development, Shari Peterson, Mary K. Cooper May 1999

Themes Of Adult Learning And Development In Human Resource Development, Shari Peterson, Mary K. Cooper

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This hermeneutic study explores the practices and philosophies of Adult Education and Human Resource Development, so that integrated communities of practice maybe created by understanding the ways in which adult education theory informs the field of HRD.


Women And Politics In Paraíba, Brazil: Participation, Learning, And Empowerment, Pessoa De Carvalho, Maria Eulina, Rabay Glória May 1999

Women And Politics In Paraíba, Brazil: Participation, Learning, And Empowerment, Pessoa De Carvalho, Maria Eulina, Rabay Glória

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Life histories of pioneer female politicians illustrate instances of learning and empowerment within gender cultures and imbalance in private and public life. After transforming their personal and family lives, independent female candidates face greater obstacles located in the political and economic structure.


Informal Learning Of Homeless Women: A Feminist Study Of Surviving The Everyday, Carole E. Pearce May 1999

Informal Learning Of Homeless Women: A Feminist Study Of Surviving The Everyday, Carole E. Pearce

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The purpose of this study was to examine how homeless women learned to survive in their daily lives. Their relationships contributed to many years of unsettling experiences and continuous transitional situations. Each woman followed a progression of sophisticated street smarts, but eventually faced a devastating decision which served as the impetus for a learning experience that resulted in an empowering change.


Portraits Of Social Strangers, Steve Noble May 1999

Portraits Of Social Strangers, Steve Noble

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This paper discusses the use of art forms, as a way of "teaching and preparing" people experiencing life transitions. The study describes how a gay male graduate student experiences his own recent life shift alongside those explored by two recent immigrant women from Australia and Taiwan to Vancouver, Canada.


Educating Labour's Professionals, Tom Nesbit May 1999

Educating Labour's Professionals, Tom Nesbit

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This study examined the nature of education and training for full-time labour union officials in Canada. It was designed to complement similar studies in other countries and more general discussions of labour education.


Re-Created Selves: Longitudinal Case Studies Of Meaning-Making By Women In Retirement, Vivian Wilson Mott Ph.D. May 1999

Re-Created Selves: Longitudinal Case Studies Of Meaning-Making By Women In Retirement, Vivian Wilson Mott Ph.D.

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The purpose of this second phase of longitudinal research was to continue exploration of women's retirement as a mid and late-life developmental transition, particularly looking at the ways in which the ongoing reflection and learning continued to impact the retirement experience of six women.


Applying Insights From Cultural Studies To Adult Education: What Seinfeld Says About The Aerc, Nod Miller May 1999

Applying Insights From Cultural Studies To Adult Education: What Seinfeld Says About The Aerc, Nod Miller

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The zany adventures of a glamorous British professor who goes to an important international conference but spends most of her time searching for a TV in order to watch her favourite sitcom. Despite her commitment to 'no hugging, no learning', she gains some profound insights into mass culture, adult education, friendship and postmodernity as a result. Parental guidance suggested.


Transformation Theory - Postmodern Issues, Jack Mezirow May 1999

Transformation Theory - Postmodern Issues, Jack Mezirow

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This paper briefly comments on selected issues raised by postmodern writers regarding Transformation Theory, as developed by the author. Issues include situated learning, autonomy, teleology, meta-narratives, reason and the self. A brief summary of Transformation Theory will be available at this presentation.


Explaining The Transformation Of Ethical Vegans: Is Mezirow's Theory Adequate?, Barbara L. Mcdonald May 1999

Explaining The Transformation Of Ethical Vegans: Is Mezirow's Theory Adequate?, Barbara L. Mcdonald

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This paper explores the adequacy of Mezirow's transformation theory to describe the transformational learning of ethical vegans. A critical reading of the participants' narratives revealed that a temporal understanding of power is needed. Transformation theory failed to account for the power of normative ideologies to undermine the emancipatory learning and praxis of ethical vegans over time.


Information-Seeking Activity Of Rural Health Practitioners, Sandra Matsuda, Joe F. Donaldson May 1999

Information-Seeking Activity Of Rural Health Practitioners, Sandra Matsuda, Joe F. Donaldson

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Qualitative methods were used to identify the information-seeking activity (ISA) of rural health practitioners (non-physicians). Conditions shaping ISA were time, resources, and barriers. The primary strategy used was connecting with resources, particularly people. ISA led to consequences of problem resolution, greater competence, or more questions.


Constructing "Composite Dialogs" From Qualitative Data: Towards Representing And Managing Diverse Perspectives, Peter G. Malvicini May 1999

Constructing "Composite Dialogs" From Qualitative Data: Towards Representing And Managing Diverse Perspectives, Peter G. Malvicini

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During empirical research on adult learning, I developed a technical method of constructing dialogs from many interviews as an approach to qualitative data. Composite Dialogs present diverse perspectives while preserving elements of context and affect often lost through other methods. The approach should be of particular interest to adult educators who desire to link research to social action for democratic change.


The Journey Continues: Life Transitions And Adult Learning Among The Older Women In A Continuing Care Retirement Community, Ya-Fen Lo May 1999

The Journey Continues: Life Transitions And Adult Learning Among The Older Women In A Continuing Care Retirement Community, Ya-Fen Lo

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This study explores older women's experiences of moving and living in a continuing care retirement community. The focus is on adult learning involved in the process of adaptation. The findings suggest that transformative learning theory and continuity theory partially explain the process of successful adaptation.


The Role Of Cultural Values In The Interpretation Of Significant Life Experiences, Ming-Yeh Lee May 1999

The Role Of Cultural Values In The Interpretation Of Significant Life Experiences, Ming-Yeh Lee

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Researchers in adult education have investigated the phenomenon of meaning-making for decades. However, majority of studies mainly focus on the psychological process of meaning-making, rather than examining how contextual elements, especially cultural values, affect the process of interpretation. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of cultural values in the interpretation of significant life experiences as perceived by Taiwanese Chinese in the U. S.


Collaborative Ways Of Knowing: Storytelling, Metaphor And The Emergence Of The Collaborative Self, Randee Lipson Lawrence, Craig A. Mealman May 1999

Collaborative Ways Of Knowing: Storytelling, Metaphor And The Emergence Of The Collaborative Self, Randee Lipson Lawrence, Craig A. Mealman

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This study explores collaborative inquiry as a research methodology through an examination of the processes employed by the co-researchers. The paper describes metaphor and storytelling, two heuristics that assisted in the collection and analysis of data and discusses the role of the collaborative relationship in the construction of knowledge.


A Sense Of Place And The Rural Adult Learner, Cindy Kittredge May 1999

A Sense Of Place And The Rural Adult Learner, Cindy Kittredge

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Confirming the importance of keeping the individual squarely at the center of the learning experience, this qualitative study of Montana ranchers describes how a sense of place, in this case an expansive rural landscape, provides Responsive Learners with a unique way of seeing, of communicating, of knowing, and of doing.


Changing Languages, Cultures,And Self: The Adult Esl Experience Of Perspective Transformation, Kathleen P. King May 1999

Changing Languages, Cultures,And Self: The Adult Esl Experience Of Perspective Transformation, Kathleen P. King

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Research was conducted among 208 adult ESL learners enrolled in college-based ESL programs. This study reveals that perspective transformation is frequently experienced in this context, and characterizes its nature. Implications for adult learning theory, education practice, and further research are discussed.


Adult Meaning Making In The Undergraduate Classroom, Carol E. Kasworm May 1999

Adult Meaning Making In The Undergraduate Classroom, Carol E. Kasworm

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This qualitative study explored adult student meaning making in an undergraduate classroom setting. Five key frames of meaning structures were delineated, suggesting highly complex and differing understandings of expert knowledge and adult learning engagement through classroom learning.