Journal of Adult Education

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, 2013

Andragogy and Metagogy: The Evolution of Neologisms
AbstractAlthough the Greek roots of the word pedagogy refer to teaching children, until the second half of the 20th century it was applied to any teaching-learning transaction regardless of the age of the learner. Some educators still use pedagogy in...
A New Framework for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
AbstractThe challenges that massive open online courses (MOOCs) bring to the learning arena spur adult educators to improve delivery. A framework for a new type of MOOC is presented to address some of the challenges presented by earlier models. This...
Culture and Place: A Legacy Darrell Kipp Helped Create
AbstractDarrell Robes Kipp was a Blackfeet elder who was a national leader in the language immersion movement. He co-founded the Piegan Institute, and its schools have become a model for those seeking to preserve and promote their native language. In...
Experiences That Enable One to Become an Expert Strategic Thinker
AbstractStrategic thinking is a skill needed by leaders at all levels of the organization. In this qualitative study, 10 experienced ministers were interviewed and identified the characteristics that were most important to the development of their expertise....
Hopa Mountain and the Idea of Highlander: A Mission Driven by a Philosophy
AbstractHopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization committed to developing citizen leaders in rural and tribal communities in the Northern Rockies. The mission of Hopa Mountain is rooted in the principle that the local people have within themselves the...
Learning to Develop Presence Online: Experienced Faculty Perspectives
AbstractPresence describes the ways in which human beings interact with each other. This qualitative study sought to understand the techniques experienced online teachers learned in order to be "present" with their students. Data were gathered primarily...
LULAC: Mexican-American Adult Learning, Collectivism, and Social Movement
AbstractThe development of the League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) is often viewed as a method of cultural assimilation through adult education. However, LULAC can be viewed through a collectivist's lens wherein the members established...
Moving beyond Mentoring: A Collective Case Study Examining the Perceived Characteristics of Positive Transformational Figures
AbstractThe purpose of this collective-case study was to explore the characteristics of transformational figures. This study revealed that interpersonal encounters were seen as a catalyst that assisted study participants through the process of transformation....
Note from the Editors
With this issue, we complete our 7-year term as editors of the Journal of Adult Education. During this period, the journal has undergone many changes. The biggest of these changes was the conversion to an electronic format with worldwide distribution...
Pairing the Adult Learner and Boutique Wineries
AbstractThis study explored connections between adult learners and their experiences in the context of small boutique wineries operating in the start-up phase of the organizational life cycle. The research objective was to gain insight regarding the...
StoryMakers: Hopa Mountain's Early Literacy Program
AbstractHopa Mountain's StoryMakers program is an innovative, research-based program for donating high quality young children's books to parents. Hopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization based in Bozeman, Montana. Hopa Mountain works with groups of...
Youth in Transition: Are They Adult Learners?
AbstractSince at-risk youth are in transition to adulthood, major adult learning concepts can be applied to them. The purpose of this study was to describe the learning strategies of youth in transition to adulthood in the urban life skills program of...
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