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2010

Adult and Continuing Education Administration

Adult education

Conference

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Examining The Indian Farmer Suicides Through The Social And Environmental Justice Lens, Yogita Abichandani, Juanita Johnson-Bailey Jun 2010

Examining The Indian Farmer Suicides Through The Social And Environmental Justice Lens, Yogita Abichandani, Juanita Johnson-Bailey

Adult Education Research Conference

Approximately 200,000 farmers have committed suicide in India over the last decade. A majority of them are the ones who have been failed by the non- yield of genetically modified cotton per hectare and are dependent on these crops for their daily livelihood. The GM cottonseeds represent the hegemony and oppression of the farmers propelled by the globalization movement. This paper provides an understanding that the social movements against the GM seeds are in fact movements pointing towards the social and environmental injustices and seeks to understand the role adult education can play in addressing the social and environmental injustice.


Fostering A Literate U.S. Workforce: Perspectives Of Adult Educators In Human Resource Development, Merlissa C. Alfred Jun 2010

Fostering A Literate U.S. Workforce: Perspectives Of Adult Educators In Human Resource Development, Merlissa C. Alfred

Adult Education Research Conference

Organizations are faced with increasing demands for a highly literate and skilled workforce. Investments in basic literacy and skills training are required to effectively address these organizational needs. The purpose of this study was to investigate Human Resource Developmentā€™s role in investing in and developing the segment of the US workforce that lacks the basic literacy and skills needed to participate in the employment arena.