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Adult Jewish Women’S Motivations To Participate In Adult Jewish Education, Teresa Lynn Mareschal Dec 2012

Adult Jewish Women’S Motivations To Participate In Adult Jewish Education, Teresa Lynn Mareschal

Dissertations

Although there have been numerous studies on adult education participation and on adult religious education, little is known about Jewish women’s participation in adult education. A key component of the Jewish religion is lifelong learning, which is nurtured in Jewish people from an early age. Research has indicated that Jewish women participate in adult Jewish educational programs at higher rates than their male counterparts, yet there is a lack of research into what motivates them to engage in these learning opportunities. This research study was designed to examine Jewish women’s motivations and participation in adult Jewish educational programs. A survey …


The Psychology Behind Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson Jun 2012

The Psychology Behind Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Dancehall As Colonizer: Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson Jun 2012

Dancehall As Colonizer: Skin Bleaching In Jamaica, Petra Robinson

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


The Invisible Perpetrator Of Inequality: Modern Conceptualizations Of Social Class And Adult Education, Kimeka Campbell Jun 2012

The Invisible Perpetrator Of Inequality: Modern Conceptualizations Of Social Class And Adult Education, Kimeka Campbell

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper discusses modern conceptualizations of social class stratification in United States adult education. This paper presents Cultural Historical Activity Theory as an analytical tool to elucidate the increasingly over-stratified and invisible nature of social class in the United States. Keywords: Adult Education, social class, United States, socioeconomic status, cultural historical activity theory.


Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal May 2012

Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

This article is in response to EvoLLLution's May Panel discussion entitled "Adult student retention: Why devote special resources to this group?" and focuses on the value that adult students add to higher education institutions.


The Construction And Performance Of Adulthood In 18- To 25-Year-Old Ged Students: A Narrative Exploration, Clara Amelia Davis May 2012

The Construction And Performance Of Adulthood In 18- To 25-Year-Old Ged Students: A Narrative Exploration, Clara Amelia Davis

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is a narrative study designed to address the changing meaning of adulthood for youths matriculating into adult basic education programs by drawing from the interdisciplinary perspectives of postmodernism, critical social theory, and narrative methodology. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of adult basic education students, ages 18 to 25, and their construction and performance of adulthood. Twelve GED students, ages 18 to 25, enrolled in local non-profit adult education programs, were interviewed individually regarding their experience of leaving high school, transitioning into an adult education program, and their construction and performance of adulthood. …


"Roadblocks, Stop Signs": Health Literacy, Education And Communication At A Free Medical Clinic, Sally Jane Huntington May 2012

"Roadblocks, Stop Signs": Health Literacy, Education And Communication At A Free Medical Clinic, Sally Jane Huntington

Teaching and Leadership - Dissertations

This qualitative study, which takes place in a free medical clinic for low-income and uninsured patients, addresses the patients' health literacy and access to health information inside and outside of the clinic setting, as well as the strategies clinic providers use to effectively communicate health information. This study is based on participant observation in an urban clinic in the Northeast, interviews of 22 patients and 20 health-care providers, and direct observation of the patient/provider communication in nine instances. In the clinic, the providers serve as educators for vulnerable, stressed patients, who are adult learners. The patients were interviewed in order …


Tripping With Stephen Gaskin: An Exploration Of A Hippy Adult Educator, Gabriel Patrick Morley May 2012

Tripping With Stephen Gaskin: An Exploration Of A Hippy Adult Educator, Gabriel Patrick Morley

Dissertations

For the last 40 years, Stephen Gaskin has been an adult educator on the fringe, working with tens of thousands of adults in the counterculture movement in pursuit of social change regarding marijuana legalization, women’s rights, environmental justice issues and beyond. Gaskin has written 11 books about his experiences teaching and learning with adults outside the mainstream, yet, he is virtually unknown in the field of adult education. He lists his religion as hippy; he is a member of the Counterculture Hall of Fame (inducted 2004), a convicted felon, a United States Marine, a Korean War combat veteran, and a …