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Adult education, continuous learning

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Planning Adult Learning Issues, Practices and Directions

Planning Adult Learning Issues, Practices and Directions

Author: William M. Rivera Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2020

Originally published in 1987, this book challenged readers to consider the political issues, agency practices, and social directions of planning adult learning programs and services at the time. It confronts the subject of planning from the perspective of federally constituted countries where policies of decentralization generally prevail. It proposes that the concept of adult education may be too narrow to accommodate the breadth of adult learning in many different sectors, not only the Education sector. In clarifying main issues surrounding planning of adult learning, the book opens up new horizons for thinking about a field which heretofore had at best appeared conceptually confusing and politically unclear.

Improving Online Teacher Education Digital Tools and Evidence-Based Practices

Improving Online Teacher Education Digital Tools and Evidence-Based Practices

Author: Rachel Karchmer-Klein Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Use this practical guide to develop collaborative and interactive online experiences for teacher candidates. The author examines methods for integrating evidence-based practices into online teaching environments, including think alouds, case-based instruction, peer feedback, and field experience. The content is applicable to a variety of situations and content areas in education, such as literacy, math, and educational leadership, so that readers can design their own quality learning opportunities for students. A final chapter invites readers to build a digital professional learning network where they can explore areas of tech integration related to specific interests and problems of practice. Improving Online Teacher Education is organized in a nonsequential design so readers can choose which topics and activities are most relatable and useful to their professional environment. It is designed to make online teaching and learning more engaging for instructors and teacher education candidates. Book Features: A focus on developing collaborative and interactive experiences for teacher education. Step-by-step instructions for designing each evidence-based instructional practice. Numerous examples of what the practices look like integrated into an online course. Scaffolded opportunities to guide readers through their own lesson design. Lessons align with professional education organization standards.

Improving Online Teacher Education Digital Tools and Evidence-Based Practices

Improving Online Teacher Education Digital Tools and Evidence-Based Practices

Author: Rachel Karchmer-Klein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Use this practical guide to develop collaborative and interactive online experiences for teacher candidates. The author examines methods for integrating evidence-based practices into online teaching environments, including think alouds, case-based instruction, peer feedback, and field experience. The content is applicable to a variety of situations and content areas in education, such as literacy, math, and educational leadership, so that readers can design their own quality learning opportunities for students. A final chapter invites readers to build a digital professional learning network where they can explore areas of tech integration related to specific interests and problems of practice. Improving Online Teacher Education is organized in a nonsequential design so readers can choose which topics and activities are most relatable and useful to their professional environment. It is designed to make online teaching and learning more engaging for instructors and teacher education candidates. Book Features: A focus on developing collaborative and interactive experiences for teacher education. Step-by-step instructions for designing each evidence-based instructional practice. Numerous examples of what the practices look like integrated into an online course. Scaffolded opportunities to guide readers through their own lesson design. Lessons align with professional education organization standards.

Adult Minority Language Learning Motivation, Identity and Target Variety

Adult Minority Language Learning Motivation, Identity and Target Variety

Author: Colin J. Flynn Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This book examines the role of affective variables in the process of learning a minority language. It presents a comprehensive account of how adult learners' attitude, motivation and identity are related to their awareness of, and commitment to, different dialects and varieties as target speech models. These issues are examined in the context of Irish, a minority language which does not have a standard spoken variety and where the vast majority of learners have no regular contact with native speakers. Using a mixed methods research approach, this study explores the relationships that exist between, on the one hand, learners' attitudes towards the three main traditional dialects of Irish and non-traditional second language varieties, and on the other, their motivation and self-concept as second language learners.

Further Education, Professional and Occupational Pedagogy Knowledge and Experiences

Further Education, Professional and Occupational Pedagogy Knowledge and Experiences

Author: Sai (University College, London) Loo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

The further education (and skills) sector in England has been viewed as a backwater of educational research compared to the other sectors. This comparative lack of research and related publications may be due in part to the huge diversity of the sector. Further Education, Professional and Occupational Pedagogy addresses some of the gaps by bringing together empirical research and theoretical frameworks to give a coherent understanding of the sector, emphasising the occupational experiences of deliverers, alongside their pedagogic and life experiences. This book also includes investigations on the education of professionals in the higher education sector. The overall theme of this book relates to the teaching and learning of work-related provisions in further and higher education. The book covers topics such as FE teachers' emotional ecology, their professional identities, a systematic literature review of FE teachers' professional identities, a reconceptualisation of widening participation from a teaching perspective, pedagogic implications of teachers in professional education, and curriculum formation of creative professionals in higher education. This book will be vital reading for researchers and academics in the fields of professional learning, teacher training and education, and vocational and occupational education. It will also appeal to policy-makers, teacher educators and education professionals.

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education

Author: Mabel CPO Okojie Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

In today's globalized world, professional fields are continually transforming to keep pace with advancing methods of practice. The theory of adult learning, specifically, is a subject that has seen new innovations and insights with the advancement of online and blended learning. Examining new principles and characteristics in adult learning is imperative, as emerging technologies are rapidly shifting the standards of higher education. The Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of adult education in residential, online, and blended course delivery formats. This book will focus on the impact that culture, globalization, and emerging technology currently has on adult education. While highlighting topics including andragogical principles, professional development, and artificial intelligence, this book is ideally designed for teachers, program developers, instructional designers, technologists, educational practitioners, deans, researchers, higher education faculty, and students seeking current research on new methodologies in adult education.

Post-School Education and the Labour Market in South Africa

Post-School Education and the Labour Market in South Africa

Author: Michael Rogan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

South Africa has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment and is renowned for being one of the most unequal societies in the world. In this context, training and education play critical roles in helping young people escape poverty and unemployment. Post-school Education offers insights about the way in which young people in South Africa navigate their way through a host of post-school training and education options. The topics range from access to, and labour market transitions from, vocational education, adult education, universities, and workplace-based training. The individual chapters offer up-to-date analyses, identify some of the challenges that young people face when accessing training and education and also point to gaps between education and the labour market. The contributors are all experts in their respective components but write with a holistic view of the post-school education system, using an unashamedly empirical lens. Post-school Education will be of interest to all researchers and policymakers concerned with the transformative role of further education and training in society.

Highlander No Ordinary School Second Edition

Highlander No Ordinary School Second Edition

Author: John M. Glen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Insider Accounts of Classroom Life, Adult Education

Insider Accounts of Classroom Life, Adult Education

Author: Phil Quirke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Adult Education and Worldview Construction

Adult Education and Worldview Construction

Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2020

Developed in this book are interpretive understandings of a range of philosophical, religious, political, social, ethical and personal issues. It examines the dynamics of worldview construction, and how the processes of thinking, knowing and understanding relate to worldview construction.

Multiple Intelligences and Adult Literacy A Sourcebook for Practitioners

Multiple Intelligences and Adult Literacy A Sourcebook for Practitioners

Author: Julie Viens, Silja Kallenbach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2020

In this breakthrough volume, the authors present an overview of Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory along with concrete examples that educators can use in their classroom with adult literacy students. Featuring the experiences of teachers who participated in the Adult Multiple Intelligences (AMI) Study, this practical sourcebook includes: MI Basics--providing educators with the basics of MI theory: what it is and how it can inform practice. MI Reflections--looking at the successes and challenges involved in using MI theory in adult education, including an array of activities for exploring MI theory with students. MI-Inspired Instruction--discussing how MI theory can be used to develop learning experiences and instructional strategies that tap into students' intelligence strengths. MI-Inspired Lessons--presenting concrete examples of how AMI teachers translated MI theory into lessons and activities for language arts, learning English, writing, reading for meaning, math, science, and more. Discussion Questions for individual and group reflection and Classroom Experiences for trying out ideas in your own settings.

There Has to be a Better Way Lessons from Former Urban Teachers

There Has to be a Better Way Lessons from Former Urban Teachers

Teacher attrition has long been a significant challenge within the field of education. It is a commonly-cited statistic that almost fifty percent of beginning teachers leave the field within their first five years, to the detriment of schools, students, and their own career development. There Has to be a Better Way offers an essential voice in understanding the dynamics of teacher attrition from the perspective of the teachers themselves. Drawing upon in-depth qualitative research with former teachers from urban schools in multiple regions of the United States, Lynnette Mawhinney and Carol R. Rinke identify several themes that uncover the rarely-spoken reasons why teachers so often willingly leave the classroom. The authors go further to provide concrete recommendations for how school administrators can better support their practicing teachers, as well as how teacher educators might enhance preparation for the next generation of educators. Complete with suggested readings and discussion questions, this book serves as an indispensable resource in understanding and building an effective and productive educational workforce for our nation's students.