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What Do Professional Conference Planners Consider The Most Important Elements For Continuing Professional Education Conference Planning?, Virginia B. Phillips Oct 2011

What Do Professional Conference Planners Consider The Most Important Elements For Continuing Professional Education Conference Planning?, Virginia B. Phillips

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many adults attend and rely on continuing professional education (CPE) throughout their careers, and CPE is big business for associations. One way associations deliver CPE is through educational conferences. While adult education theories and frameworks offer developmental and operational guidance and advice, there is little practice data to understand what meeting planning professionals actually do as they implement adult education conferences in practice. The purpose of this study was to identify the elements that practicing meeting planning professionals in associations utilize in CPE conference planning and which elements are considered the most important. This study accessed a senior group of …


Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner Aug 2011

Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner

Deborah K Sterner

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Relationship Between Myers-Briggs Type And Instructional Perspectives Among College Faculty Across Academic Units, Pamela Jean Moehl Jul 2011

Exploring The Relationship Between Myers-Briggs Type And Instructional Perspectives Among College Faculty Across Academic Units, Pamela Jean Moehl

Dissertations

Education has the opportunity to play an integral role in sustaining the health of our economy in an increasingly competitive, global market. A review of the issues and trends impacting higher education reveals growing pressure placed on faculty to advance instructional outcomes among more diverse populations. Imbedded is the challenge to create new knowledge about how to improve instruction. As diversity among college students in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity continues to increase, psychological type provides a means for examining important differences in choice of academic discipline(s), persistence, learning style, and teaching style preferences. Faculty members face increasing pressure …


From Resistance To "Solidarity": Teaching Race, Class And Gender To Working Class Adults, Dianne Ramdeholl, Richard Wells Jun 2011

From Resistance To "Solidarity": Teaching Race, Class And Gender To Working Class Adults, Dianne Ramdeholl, Richard Wells

Adult Education Research Conference

In this paper two faculty members critically reflect on their experiences teaching a course entitled, Class, Race, and Gender in an effort to contribute to a sustainable conversation grounded in intersections between the three.


Canadian Adult Education: Still Moving, Tom Nesbit, Budd L. Hall Jun 2011

Canadian Adult Education: Still Moving, Tom Nesbit, Budd L. Hall

Adult Education Research Conference

Two of Canada’s veteran adult educators have recently discussed what they claim as the “death” of the Canadian adult education movement. In this paper, we challenge this claim and provide evidence to show that adult education in Canada remains vigorous and vital, expanding in some areas and overall still deserving of being called a movement.


Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison Jun 2011

Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison Jun 2011

Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred Jun 2011

Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred

Petra A Robinson

In this paper, we explore the concept of adult education and lifelong learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region and situate it within the context of the CONFINTEA V, Agenda for Adult Education which was more recently reaffirmed by CONFINTEA VI. The first section provides a contextual discussion of how adult education and lifelong learning are conceptualized in the region while the second discusses the region’s response to the agenda for adult education. The third segment highlights some of the associated challenges and concludes with implications for adult educators.


Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson May 2011

Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson

Petra A Robinson

Founded on the significance of the skin bleaching phenomenon in Jamaica, and the persistent influences of colonialism, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to explore the skin bleaching phenomenon and (b) to provide a snapshot of how colonialism (despite national independence) influences perceptions of beauty and identity in Jamaica, particularly through informal learning. Based on an empirical study, the research sought to explore and understand the perceptions and motivations behind the practice of skin bleaching, given the historical and social context, and how it influenced the participants’ perceptions of beauty and identity.


Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison Jan 2011

Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Do They Get The Picture?: Visual Literacy And Low-Literacy Adult Esl Learners, Daniel J Bruski Jan 2011

Do They Get The Picture?: Visual Literacy And Low-Literacy Adult Esl Learners, Daniel J Bruski

School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations

Teachers of low-literate adult English language learners often use visual materials to teach content, but little research has been conducted on how these visuals are interpreted. This research explores the relationship between first language (L1) literacy and visual literacy, specifically the ability of adult ESL learners to identify the functions of graphic devices used in educational materials. The literature review examines how literacy and visual literacy are defined and discusses visual communication using the framework of semiotics. Through think-aloud interview sessions, Somali participants of varying L1 literacy levels interpreted illustrations from ESL materials. Results show lower than expected ability to …


Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, Ricardo Gomez Jan 2011

Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, Ricardo Gomez

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison Dec 2010

Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.