Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1-2, Spring

Blurring the Lines between High School and College: Early Colleges and the Effect on Adult Learners
The history of the community college reflects an almost continuous effort to increase access to higher education; women, members of non-dominant groups in society, older learners, learners with disabilities, and now younger students have often accessed...
Don't Give Me a Fish; Teach Me How to Fish: A Case Study of an International Adult Learner
The purpose of this paper is critically reflect on the Learning Contract used in Directed Studies courses for graduate students. The author argues that Directed Studies classes may serve a dual purpose of both exploring students' learning patterns...
Facilitator as Mediator: Mediating the Tension between Management and Employee-Learners
The political context of curriculum and program development was acknowledged at least as early as 1949 by R.W. Taylor, who, in his seminal work on curriculum, briefly acknowledged the political nature of curriculum design. Contemporary scholars have...
International ESL Graduate Student Perceptions of Online Learning in the Context of Second Language Acquisition and Culturally Responsive Facilitation
Advancing technology in distance learning has allowed education to transcend the boundaries of brick and mortar schools and classrooms. Virtual learning environments enable students and teachers to share knowledge and information with colleagues around...
Out of Crisis: Reflections of an Iraqi and an American on Advocacy for Andragogy
The post-9/11 global sensitivity to fear that "terrorism" from unreasoned radicals will come stalking in the dark of night has made finding a reasonable person who is unafraid of strangers hard to find. The elevated uses of language, rhetoric, and...
Participation Patterns and Learning Selections of Senior Members of a Learning in Retirement Organization
As the population begins to age, the forecast is for an unpre-cedented large number of older adults in the United States and elsewhere (Kressley & Huebschamann, 2002). The U.S. Census Bureau (2008) predicted that by the year 2030, 19.6% of the...
The Connections among Immigration, Nation Building, and Adult Education English as a Second Language Instruction in the United States
Since its inception at the turn of the last century, adult education English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in the United States has been entwined with immigration processes and ideas of the nation. In spite of current uncertainty about the...