Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, February

A Deeper Shade of Green: The Future of Green Jobs and Environmental Adult Education
The body of literature on adult learning and education for and about the environment has grown over the decades since 1970, the year of the first Earth Day. However, more than 40 years later, the question must be posed: "Are we really making the momentous...
Adult Learning Meets the Green Economy: Lessons from a Green Jobs Education Project
Abstract: The new green economy affects adult education and workforce development as adult workers seek skills and knowledge that will help them find success in work and life. Recent years have brought about increased interest in and discussion of...
Are Green Jobs Career Pathways a Path to a 21st-Century Workforce Development System?
Abstract: This article examines policy reports that advocate for new green jobs career pathways to help grow the green economy and create new opportunity structures in the green labor market. The reports are based on a series of propositions about...
Community Education and Green Jobs: Acknowledging Existing Connection
Abstract: Green jobs are currently a much-discussed topic in political, economic, and educational forums. Millions of Americans would be very glad to have one. But what are they exactly? Or more pointedly, what should they be and how can the field...
Development and Deployment of the Purdue TAP Green Enterprise Development Program
Abstract: Purdue University-Mechanical, Engineering, and Technology (MET) faculty and Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) staff partnered with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to create a new workforce training program and certificate...
From Policy to Training: The Conundrum of Green Jobs
This journal issue about green jobs resulted from a preconference held at the 2011 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We were interested in exploring the ways that green jobs training is being...
Green Jobs: Job Training and Career Pathways
In recent years, the federal government has prioritized the development of green jobs as the future for many American workers. Part of the impetus for this comes from recognizing old job training models are not appropriate for the globalized economy....
Higher Education, Adult Learning, and Greening of the Economy
Abstract: As formal learning communities, colleges and universities can readily integrate social, economic, and environmental considerations in day-to-day operational practices and curricular offerings. Moreover, a college or university can work with,...
Rifkin, J. (2011). the Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
Rifkin, J. (2011). The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 304 pp. ISBN 13-9780230115217 (hardcover). In The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral...
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