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International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology

January 2012 Volume 3, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Participatory Learning in Formal Adult Education Contexts

    Ilhan Kucukaydin, Penn State Harrisburg, United States; Patricia Cranton, Professor of Adult Education, Canada

    Formal courses in adult education are most often housed within schools or faculties that include other disciplines such as teacher education, psychology, or training and development. Adult... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. A Study of Workforce Training Challenges Faced by a US Community College and a Comparable Chinese Institution

    Harry Hou, College of DuPage, United States; Diane Oliver, California State University—Fresno, United States

    This qualitative comparative case study examines the workforce training programs offered in a US community college and the vocational and technical programs offered in a comparable Chinese... More

    pp. 13-28

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  3. The Problematics of Mentoring, and the Professional Learning of Trainee Teachers in the English Further Education Sector

    Jonathan Tummons & Ewan Ingleby, Teesside University, United Kingdom

    This paper, drawing on research carried out as part of a qualitative case study, explores the effectiveness of the mentoring of trainee teachers within the further education sector. Drawing on data... More

    pp. 29-39

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  4. Heterogeneous vs. Homogeneous Groups: Methodology for Class Instruction for Post-Secondary Business Education Courses

    Theodore Davis, State University of New York College at Buffalo, United States

    The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of racial and gender diversity on group process and problem solving in an academic setting. The importance of this dynamic is its... More

    pp. 40-50

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  5. Instructional Design for the Future of Undergraduate Journalism Education

    Christopher Farmer, Clarion University, United States

    In the face of communication changes brought on by technology, journalism curriculum needs restructuring while staying true to its core values. Using an instructional design framework, and a case... More

    pp. 51-62

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