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Holdens Fear of the Adult World

- In life there comes a time where you think that everyone wants to see you fail and are “phoney”. This particular time happens mostly in the teen stages of life as they are usually trying to find there identities. Holden Caufield, a teen was a high school student at a boy's high school called Pency Prep, which he got kicked out from. He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him, just out there to see him fail. After getting kicked out he journeys out to New york city where he faces some of the toughest times in his life surrounded by “phony” adults that Holden would never want to become....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Comparing the Adult World with a Child's Perception in Snowdrops

- Comparing the Adult World with a Child's Perception in Snowdrops Through a child's eyes, the significance of death and all that surrounds it is somewhat different from the reality. 'Snowdrops' is narrated by a boy of the age of six, who actively takes note of the everyday happenings or abnormalities around him but who is not yet old enough or learned enough to associate these with the feelings and responsibilities of adults. One cold March morning (note that the cold weather is significant as it deliberately outlines the community's feelings about the young man's death) the boy overhears his parents talking about a death at breakfast time....   [tags: Papers]

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The World War II Economic Boom

- During the 1950’s the United States saw a post World War II economic boom. At the same time American’s saw a shift in culture due to teenagers breaking away from the same beliefs and social norms as their parents. By doing this teenagers created their own subculture, which meant different behaviors and specifically buying behaviors. Thus the emergence of a new teenage subculture in the 1950’s benefitted the economic boom. Markets such as clothing, fast food, makeup and music became increasingly appealing to teenagers through the decade as they came to sell products specifically for teens....   [tags: Adolescence, Young adult, World War II, 1950s]

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Adult Education : The World Of Knowledge And Technology Changes

- As the world of knowledge and technology changes at rapid pace, adults have a choice to keep up with the changes by improving their knowledge and skills or to remain stagnate in their learning and become obsolete (Billington, 2007). Adult higher education students over the age of twenty-five account for 44 percent of the student body population (Altbach, Berdahl, & Gumport, 2005, p. 320). In other words, adult education has become a booming business. Adult students account for nearly half of today’s student body in higher education (Altbach et al., 2005)....   [tags: Educational psychology, Education, Learning]

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Working Is The Real World And Better Ourselves As A Young Adult

- Working Is Fundamental Majority of us devote four years of our lives to an institution that is supposed to prepare us for the real world and better ourselves as a young adult. During the course of these four years at an institution or college, new responsibilities arise as we become more independent and exposed to the real life struggle of financial difficulties. Not only do college students have to pay for tuition, housing, and books, but, ordinary living as well. At these times of need, working throughout college serves as a huge benefit....   [tags: Debt, University, Loan, Student]

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Teenage Years : A Social Phenomenon

- While the teenage years are only a small fraction of a person’s life, they are highly significant in human development. In this period, a person experiences “big physical, emotional, intellectual, and social changes,” with the years ending with the arrival of adulthood (Hine 15). As Hine points out, most treat the teenage years as a “self-evident phenomenon, an unavoidable stage of life” (Hine 15). Surprisingly enough, however, the teenage years are a socially constructed concept that date back only about seventy years....   [tags: Adolescence, Young adult, World War II]

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Adult Language Influencing Young Adult Novels: An Analysis of the Parallels between The Giver and Brave New World

- “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life” said Fernando Pessoa, During the twentieth century dystopian literature was born out of the utopian literature of the early 1900’s as a means for people to “escape” the world they lived in and enter a somewhat perfect world. Literary pieces such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley addressed an audience that an audience primarily comprised of adults that have a more definitive connection to the present societal conditions. However, a recent dystopian literature novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, targets a different audience, young adults....   [tags: lois lowry, dystopian literature]

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The Young Adult Genre

- Young adult literature is a consistently evolving genre that continues to push controversial boundaries and trends. The term “young adult” was first coined in the 1960s and was defined as “realistic fiction that was set in the real contemporary world and addressed problems, issues, and life circumstances of interest to young readers aged approximately twelve to eighteen” (Cart). Young adult readers of the past read publications such as Zindel’s The Pigman (1968) and Cormier’s The Chocolate War (1974), with the 1960s and 1970s being more about coming of age and the journey to adulthood, while today’s novels highlight the journey itself....   [tags: chocolate war, world war II]

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Interview With an Adult Learner

- In my interview I had the pleasure of conversing with an individual that was not only an adult learner but now also operates as an adjunct professor for adult learners at a university. Some might not realize the parallels of adult learners and yet still there are vast differences that impact both. It was refreshing to find an individual that was able to succeed as a professional, a student and most recently a professor at the same time. My goal is to introduce you my amazing interviewee and paint a vivid picture of his journey, his growth and through his challenges along the way....   [tags: Adult Learner Interview Paper]

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Colleges Turning Into Adult Nursery Schools

- Colleges Turning into Adult Nursery Schools In high school, students are not allowed to watch nor participate in certain material without written consent from their guardian; In many universities, students want something similar. College is a place to challenge your beliefs, misconceptions and understandings, broaden your tolerance, also grasp different views and lifestyles. Despite that students have been requesting “trigger warnings”, alerts that inform if the material can cause traumatic flashbacks....   [tags: University, Student, Education, The Real World]

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The Transformative Learning Theory : Connections With Christian Adult Education

- “Transformative Learning Theory: Connections with Christian Adult Education”. In this article, Ellen L. Marmon is expressing a new visionary idea of how to apply the Transformative Learning Theory, but working with adults. The main focus is the Christian Education and even though there are different ways to transmit information, she truly believes that an effective one is teaching grown-ups and not just having a learning process during the childhood and teenage years, as the majority usually think....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Adult, Machine learning]

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A Review of Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue

- Introduction This article “Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue” is published in the journal Sexuality and Disability and the authors are Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire. The article provides an overview and outline on sexuality in the older adult with a chronic illness. In today’s world, according to Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire, sexuality for the older adult and the elderly is a “taboo” word, and if mentioned, fear and apprehension by the older adult and society develops....   [tags: Sexuality in Older Adult Population]

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The Virtual World And Parenting : Effects On Emerging Adulthood

- The Virtual World and Parenting: Effects On Emerging Adulthood My own life path has been full of unexpected events and choices. These events and choices carved out my future with various paths I would’ve never guessed I would take, not only changed the outcomes in my future, but also my transition to adulthood. The virtual world is a large percentage of my life. My parents and the virtual world impacts both my brain and body negatively, so my emerging adulthood has been hindered by them because, mentally, I have not been able to detach my mind from the virtual world versus real life - my mother and father never parented me to help guide my way into the future....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Father, Adult]

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Adult Educators Must Understand the Adult Learner

- Adult Educators From ancient times to Post modern times learning has been the most rivaled dialogue. Education has been a historical perspective and the underlying theme for individual and social evolution. Education in its broadest since (i.e. formal, informal, social, cultural, philosophical, teaching, training and instructing) is a course of action by which we transmit its accumulated values, skills and knowledge. Philosophical debate on the formulation of knowledge still exists today. Grundspenskis (2007) insists personal knowledge is the process that an individual needs to carry out in order to gather, classify, store, search and retrieve knowledge in his/her daily activities....   [tags: adult Education, teachers, teacing]

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My Life As An Adult

- Late into the night, snow fell as if it hadn’t yet realized the implications of hitting the ground. It seemed to float with no purpose or plan beyond the present moment. Stupid, ignorant snow. If only it knew of the change that will take place in a few short seconds, when it becomes suffocated by the bare ground. As I stare out at the wonderful indifference, I am reminded that my change is close, as well. The time is 11:57. Three minutes until midnight. Until I begin my life as an “adult”. Terror and anticipation battle within me and I contemplate how different life will be....   [tags: Adult, Adulthood, Debut albums, Adult development]

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Adult Literacy Education: Emerging Directions in Program Development

- Adult Literacy Education: Emerging Directions in Program Development The one-size-fits-all programming for [adult literacy students] that has predominated in the past should not and indeed cannot continue in the future if practitioners are to be responsive to learners' needs. Rather, practitioners must meaningfully assist adults in learning to read not only the word but their world. (Sissel 1996, p. 97). "Why don't more adults take advantage of available opportunities to improve their basic skills?" is one of the more perplexing questions confronting the field of adult basic and literacy education....   [tags: Adult Learning Educate School Essays]

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What Makes An Adult?

- What truly defines an adult? When you think of the word adult many things may come to mind; age, responsibility, being the bigger person and goals are just a few. Everyone eventually becomes an adult but just because you turn eighteen does not mean you should be considered as one. “I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody 's going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you 're here. And when you don 't, well, you suffer the consequences.” (Adam Savage, Adulthood requires sacrifice and a good mindset....   [tags: Adult, Adulthood, English-language films]

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Adult Education And Adult Learning

- As we know, human being keep learning though all their lives, Sometimes I am thinking how we adult learning. In this book, I found them--some related concepts about adult learning and ways to Self-Direct Learning(SDL). Before reading this book. I already knew what is the adult learner is. In China, students who are over 18 years old are the adult in General Principles Of the Civil Law. In some perspectives, University education can be called adult education. It is new for me to learn this knowledge, so I chose the first eight chapters of the textbook....   [tags: Educational psychology, Motivation, Learning]

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Sharon Creech Is Most Famous For Writing Young Adult Fiction Novels

- Sharon Creech is an author who is most famous for writing young-adult fiction novels. Most of her novels teach about judging people and not making accusations of people. She is most famous for these types of books because they usually teach life lessons that young adults should learn. One novel that she is most famous for is “Walk Two Moons.” “Walk Two Moons ‘was re-written, it was described as a book of its own journey. It is a book of self-identity, hope, and discoverance. This book also connects to relatable families and how a young teen approaches adulthood....   [tags: Family, Fiction, Young adult, Young adult]

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Trauma and Adult Learning

- Trauma and Adult Learning Effects of Trauma on Learning Adults experiencing the effects of past or current trauma may display such symptoms as difficulty beginning new tasks, blame, guilt, concern for safety, depression, inability to trust (especially those in power), fear of risk taking, disturbed sleep, eroded self-esteem/confidence, inability to concentrate, or panic attacks (Mojab and McDonald 2001). Some people may manifest no symptoms; at the other end of the spectrum is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, characterized by flashbacks, avoidance, numbing of responsiveness (including substance abuse), persistent expectation of danger, constriction (dissociation, zoning out), and memory im...   [tags: Adult Education Learning Essays]

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Situated Learning in Adult Education

- Situated Learning in Adult Education In the situated learning approach, knowledge and skills are learned in the contexts that reflect how knowledge is obtained and applied in everyday situations. Situated cognition theory conceives of learning as a sociocultural phenomenon rather than the action of an individual acquiring general information from a decontextualized body of knowledge (Kirshner and Whitson 1997).This Digest presents an overview of the concepts related to applying situated cognition in adult learning....   [tags: Adult Education Learning Educate Essays]

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What Does It Mean to be an Adult?

- ... 2007,G p.5) Learning is acquiring new information gained from life experiences, reading to inform yourself and personal relationships. It differs from Adult Education because it is informal. For example, if one would like to live a healthier life style and obtain information on good nutrition by reading a self-help book, this is adult learning. If one attends a nutritional class with a nutritionist as an instructor, this is a form of adult education. Adults are lifelong learners because learning is an on-going process....   [tags: stability, responsible, education]

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Being A Child As An Adult

- When you are a child, from the minute you are born, you began to learn. You are constantly learning how to grow up. From learning how to brush your teeth to learning how to drive, you are constantly learning. When you finally become an adult, you want to be sure that you are ready for the world that you have to face. You especially need to be ready emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. To be emotionally ready you need to be mature enough to experience some of the things you might experience as an adult....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Intelligence, Education]

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The 's On Track, Adult Lifestyle

- The thoughts that ran through Sammy’s head questions all of us of what led him to make the changes of his “on track” adult lifestyle. Now a responsible young adult being 19 years old working a cash register and dealing with “Sheep” [customers] doesn’t quite cut it for him. Checking out groceries for people at the A&P local grocery store for quite some time , he decides to step up and be a hero by quitting his job as a reaction for three girls being expostulated, because of their attire clothing, by his boss Lengel....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Girl, The Critic]

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Heroism in Young Adult Fiction

- Abstract—The “hero” from Harry Potter: The Philosopher’s Stone, is a young book taken from his dull and tedious life and swept off to the fantastical boarding school of Hogwarts. In the Black Cauldron Taran the pig keeper shares a similar situation, he is taken from his life of drudgery and whisked off on an epic journey. Each of these characters goes through similar developments on their quests, and each draws from seemingly mundane beginnings. This type of heroism seems coherent across the two books as well as similar books such as the Lord of the Rings where Hobbits become the most unlikely hero....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Being Unprepared for Adult Learning

- ... (Tagg 4) However, this is not an excuse for not learning how to do these types of exercise. Qualitative learning is gathering information that focuses on a deep comprehensive manner, while Quantitative learning is gathering as much information as possible, and not getting as deep of an understanding as needed on the topic, which is something many students are noticing in their education. Both Rose and Tagg take a look at this problem within the adult education system and notice the negatives that it brings into a student’s life....   [tags: rhetorical analysis, critical thinking]

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Benefits Of A Working Adult

- Does it benefit a working adult to get an education, or not. Plenty of people in this world have made millions of dollars without an education. However, the number of people who have not made a fortune is definitely higher. Receiving an education in this day and age is extremely expensive compared to what it used to cost a student. School can be out-right unaffordable for some people, and end up leaving them with more debt than they can repay. With so many options between trade schools, colleges, and universities a student should be able to find an education at a less expensive rate....   [tags: Higher education, High school, United States]

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Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy

- When discussing the adult learning theory, andragogy is the best model for higher learning in adult education. Andragogy comes from the Greek word aner which means man and agogus which means leading (Knowles, 1980). The full translation means learning of adults. Andragogy was first used in the 1800s by a German teacher named Alex Kapp (Wang, 2011). It would not be until the late 1960s that a professor by the name of Malcolm S. Knowles would introduce andragogy to North America in a published article....   [tags: Education]

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Adult Offenders And Adult Juveniles

- Juveniles Imagine being a parent of a fourteen year old child named Christopher P. Henry, at Yorkensville Middle School , reporters says he allegedly grabbed a 12 year-old girl 's shirt near her stomach and kissed her last week (as part of a dare) from a group of his friends , but it had less than lighthearted consequences. The 8th-grader was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault before being released to his mother. “Fourteen states have no minimum age for trying children as adults....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental disorder, Psychiatric hospital]

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Adult Learning Theory in Online Education

- ... Andragogy is the art or science of teaching adults (Knowles, 2012). Malcolm Knowles introduced the term in the United States in the 1960s (Wang, 2011). Knowles notes that a major psychological difference between children and adults is the realization that as an adult, one is the director of their own life. Additionally, because of this change in self awareness, teaching adults as if they are dependent does not harbor any sense of respect for their ability to be self directed. There are four assumptions which are made about adult learning in Knowles theory....   [tags: communication technology, college degrees]

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Managing Time as an Adult Learner in College

- ... Before writing anything in the planners it is important to estimate the time needed for each task and to make sure to include absolutely everything in them which should consist of study time, homework time, appointments, family responsibilities, work, and personal time. When allotting time for studies students often do not allow enough time to complete everything that is due. This should include around two hours of study time for each credit hour for each course they are taking. If they are taking eight hours of classes per week then they should include at least 16 hours of study time in their planner (Keeley, 2011)....   [tags: Procrastination, Time, Education]

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Role Models in Young Adult Literature

- A young girl is standing with a gun ready to fire. Her best friend Will walks toward her, another gun outstretched. She pleads for him to snap out of it. But, Will can't hear her, he's being controlled. She shoots, letting the bullet fly through his head. She flees the area crying to herself. Thankfully, this isn't real. This is a scene from the book Divergent, by Veronica Roth. This is one of the new popular book series from the Young Adult Literature genre. Young women are looking up to such heroines like Tris, described above....   [tags: heroines, women leadership]

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley

- A parent conditions a child into the adult they want them to be. This same ideology is present in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The children are trained to respond to certain stimuli in their daily lives. However, the training transforms the children into mindless drones who fall in love with soma and sex. In this novel, Lenina, a nineteen year old, female, Beta caste, struggles with the concept of individuality because she has been trained to be a part of the larger group rather than to focus on herself as an individual....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the author depicts a collective society in which everyone has the same values and beliefs. From a young age, the people in the World State’s civilization are conditioned to believe in their motto of “Community, Identity, Stability.” Through hypnopaedia, the citizens of the World State learn their morals, values, and beliefs, which stay with them as they age. However, like any society, there are outsiders who alienate themselves from the rest of the population because they have different values and beliefs....   [tags: Brave New World, The World State, Aldous Huxley]

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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

- “Their world didn’t allow them to take things easily, didn’t allow them to be sane, virtuous, happy" (Huxley 41). John The Savage is the son of the director and Linda. Tomakin abandoned them on the reservation. Tomakin did not even know John existed until he appeared in London as an adult. He is the only character to grow up in the outside world. John gets his name because he grew up on an Indian savage reservation in New Mexico. John is considered to be the protagonist of the story, and a figure of what the old world order used to be like....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]

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Developing an E-learning Adult Literacy Course

- In the United States the issue of Adult Literacy is a serious matter. The United States Department of Education (USDE) stated in their 2009 assessment of the issue said that, “Overall, it is estimated that 93 million U.S. adults have basic and below basic literacy skills” (National Coalition For Literacy, 2009). In the state of Virginia over 1 million adults have not graduated with a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) with these extremely high numbers of adults illiterates I have a major concern and compassion for those that are educationally challenged to the point that are not able to read to their own children, assist them with their homework and to them help at h...   [tags: Education ]

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What Has Made Me Into The Young Adult?

- What has made me into the young adult I am today. There are things that I sometimes wish did not happen and the others I’m happy that did happen. My childhood contributed to who I am now as a young adult by living in Florida, being in foster care, and moving to Blairsville, Ga. All three of these things have played a huge role. I lived in Florida all the way up until I was eleven. I was born in Miami but I lived in Homestead, Florida with my mom, her boyfriend, my brother and two sisters....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Birth order, Parent]

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A Trek Through the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy: 2005-2009

- Scope and Slant The scope of JAAL is mostly focused on helping educators promote and improve literacy inside and outside of school. Literacy includes reading and writing, which would explain why JAAL contains articles about both components of literacy—although they are more focused on reading than writing. There are definite patterns, such as digital literacy, multicultural education, and student-centered learning. The patterns arise from “hot topics” in literacy education. JAAL seems to publish articles that are connected to those topics in which educators and the public have interest....   [tags: education, classroom, material]

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Vibrators vs 3D Printers: Adult Stores

- Although certain types of sex toys remain somewhat taboo, vibrators seem to have entered the mainstream. Google turns up countless articles, many from mainstream publications, detailing features to consider when purchasing one, the health benefits associated with regular use, and even information on obtaining one that is eco-friendly. Women are attending Tupperware-style sex toy parties, which offer the opportunity to handle, and purchase vibrators and other adult novelties in the semi-private environment of a person’s home....   [tags: sex toys, vibrators, 3D printers]

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Analysis Of Jostein Gaarder 's Sophie 's World

- When one considers the idea of a philosophical text or piece of literature, many different examples immediately come to mind. Some might imagine the renowned works of philosophy’s past, such as Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, René Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy, or Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (to name a few). Others may consider the scholarly articles and texts found in contemporary philosophical journals such as the Philosophical Review and the Journal of Philosophy. Few, however, would likely point to philosophical novels, especially those published in recent history....   [tags: Philosophy, Jostein Gaarder, Sophie's World]

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Analysis Of Aldous Huxley 's ' Brave New World '

- The novel Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley and the Giver directed by Phillip Noyce both warn that the over reliance on technology can take over independent thinking and lead to the loss of emotions required to make wise decisions. This is demonstrated through the lack of freedom, usage of drugs and absence of family bonds. Firstly, lack of freedom is prominent in both articles to show that reliance on technology removes independent thinking among citizens. Firstly, In Brave New World, Bernard understands that his view on the community is very different and feels imprisoned because he cannot act without restrictions....   [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Emotion, Dystopia]

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Adult Civic Education

- Adult Civic Education Since democracy is the context and the condition for everything else that is valued—work, family life, religion, politics, recreation, and leisure—preserving its vitality and integrity must be a central objective of adult education. (Boggs 1991b, p. 54). In a democratic society, adults are frequently confronted with situations and events that require them to make decisions, not only about their own lives as citizens but also about their role as a citizen in a larger community....   [tags: Education Adults Essays]

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Adult Arts Learning

- Adult Arts Learning The motivations and objectives of both providers and participants in adult arts learning are diverse. Adult educators seeking to foster transformative learning invoke the role of imagination in developing new perspectives; they view the arts as a way of engaging adults in imaginative exploration of themselves and their relationship to the world (Dirkx 2000; Kazemek and Rigg 1997). In adult literacy education, analysis of paintings and poems can be a means of developing visual and linguistic acuity, critical thinking, and aesthetic judgment (Dreybus 2000; Kazemek and Rigg 1997)....   [tags: Education Learn Essays]

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World Vs. Poverty : World And Poverty

- Amanda Lucero Mr. Lind English 10 ACC Period 1 6 May, 2016 World vs. Poverty There is an estimated 7.4 billion people on this earth and about 80% of those people live in poverty. That means most people are living on less than, $2.50 a day; which is also a principle factor in causing world hunger ("Africa Hunger and Poverty Facts."). Around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries have estimated to be underweight or having stunted growth. Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names....   [tags: Africa, Poverty, Third World, Agriculture]

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The World Of The Child 's Environment

- Volkan (2014) suggests through 'depositing ', the adult in the child 's environment has a psychological urgency to put something - an image associated with certain psychological tasks – into the developing child’s psyche, which I think is the image of what is acceptable. Therefore, particular culturally different groups are unconsciously made the recipient of the hatred. Conversely, Dalal (2014) believes it is because the group is already socially sanctioned previously, therefore, the easy container for this, which he thinks is further influenced due to power imbalance, history and group psychology....   [tags: Third World, First World, Second World, Fear]

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Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives

- Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives Throughout the 20th century, changes in technology have had social and economic ramifications. Although each successive wave of technological innovation has created changes to which adults have had to adjust, "what perhaps differentiates earlier technological changes from today’s is the current emphasis on educational applications" (Merriam and Brockett 1997, p. 113). The most pervasive of the technologies with educational applications are the Internet and World Wide Web, but other technologies can also be used to facilitate adult learning....   [tags: Education Learn Essays]

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New Learning Opportunities for Adult Learners

- New Learning Opportunities for Adult Learners The concept of adults as learners emerged both in this country and in Europe shortly after World War I; however, only in the last few decades has the theory of adult learning matured. Knowles, Tough, Houle, and Park, among others, have written extensively on the idea of the adult learner. In Tennant's book (1997), he discussed Knowles' adult learning theory. Knowles used the term andragogy to label adult learning theory. The andragogical model of the adult learner is based on the assumptions that adults need to know; adults have a need to be self-directed learners and have a self-concept of being responsible for their own decisions and for...   [tags: Internet Education Technology Papers]

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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research With the advent of a wide variety of scientific advances in the medical field, especially those improvements in health-related fields, the quality of life for the earth’s inhabitants has improved greatly over the past century. Scientists continue to improve upon current knowledge and expand the field of medicine. Over the past few years, scientists have performed significant research pertaining to the study of stem cells. Many researchers see potential in the manipulation of stem cells - possible treatments for currently incurable diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s (Goldstein)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Adult Education for the Caribbean People

- The Caribbean people have emerged from the experience of slavery with lots of baggage along the way. One such baggage was in the form of barriers to education. The history of adult education stems way back in the colonial days of the 1700s where slaves experienced their first taste of adult education through the apprenticeship system. With this system, slaves were apprenticed to masters who taught them art or a trade which was also inclusive of reading and writing. (History of Adult Education, n.d.)....   [tags: changing schooling culture after slavery]

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Online Learning and the Adult Learner

- ... Regardless of the online format one chooses, online education definitely has advantages for adult learners. While discussing online education and the adult learner, it is important to consider the advantages such as reduced tuition, personalized education, flexibility, accessibility and enhanced technology, as noted by As opposed to traditional institutions, online schools tend to be less expensive. There is a lot less funding needed for the classroom environment, I.E. building maintenance, grounds maintenance and the like....   [tags: learning formats, advantages, disadvantages]

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Andragogy: The Cornerstone of Adult Education

- ... Tests were ran much like testing older adults vs. younger adults and the result of this particular test was that in fact younger adults did learn better than the elder. This test came to be insufficient due to the older adults not attaining the same type of education as the younger adults. The gap in age difference and new material learned deemed the test irrelevant. The intelligence tests developed right around the same time as we saw before younger adults did better than older adults and students did better than the younger adults....   [tags: learning, individualism, style]

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Notes On Adult And Teacher Interaction

- 2) Adult/Teacher Interaction: • An example when an adult was scaffolding an infant during the time I was observing Lab 1 would be when George of 1 year and 3 months was wobbly walking and exploring his surroundings and worryingly one of the instructors said “no, no” and instead he walked towards another designated play era and uncertain he looked back and made eye contact with the same instructor. She reassured him that he could go play into the area by gesturing and saying “that’s okay ” so he proceeded to play in that area....   [tags: Jean Piaget, Child development, Infant]

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Adult Learning in an Online Environment

- As an adult learner in an online learning environment, a certain amount of readiness skills will be necessary. Various information shall be presented to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the online learning environment. This paper will identify the difference between the adult online learner and a traditional learner. The purpose of this research paper is to bring together statistics of the functionality of the adult learner within the online environment. The resources Literacy, numeracy, and edified citizenry aptitudes join the groundwork upon which is built the well-rounded adult learner (Tomei, 2010)....   [tags: education, online, success]

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Becoming An Adult For The American Dream

- Dr. Docka-Filipek Becoming an adult is signified differently in every culture, in America, reaching middle class status is one way that is used to indicate adulthood. To obtain middle class status one would need to acquire a job, become financially stable, get a house, and have a family. The “Mood Economy”, self-reliance, and distrust in institutions, as stated in Silva’s Coming Up Short, have reshaped what it means to become an adult. Replacing the traditional white picket fence ideals with new neoliberal ones....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Adult Students And Higher Education

- Being a nontraditional student, in a traditional college, has many obstacles. In the essay “Adult Students in Higher Education: A Portrait of Transitions,” Carlette Hardin addresses significant increases in adults, over age twenty-five, attending college. Hardin (2008) goes further and posits “[forty-three] percent of all students in higher education [during] 1997 were age twenty-five or older.” Essentially, almost half of the student population consisted adult learners. Many adult students frequently adapt to college environments geared towards traditional-aged students, but often it ends with “insurmountable” failure....   [tags: Education, University, Non-traditional student]

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The Adult Enrichment Center ( Aec )

- The Adult Enrichment Center (AEC) is a nonprofit agency for physically and mentally disabled individuals. When I first started volunteering there my freshman year, I met an older woman who sat out on the porch and routinely touched up her bright red lipstick. She spoke with me as if she had already known me and warned me of the other clients there whose “minds [weren’t] right.” Although Ms. Rosy was one of the clients who maintained better mental function, she also forgot several important daily things and repeated the same stories of her past....   [tags: Memory, Psychology, Regression analysis]

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Adult Obesity : A Great Epidemic

- Adult obesity has become a great epidemic in America. More than one third of U.S. adults are obese. That is approximately 78.6 million people. It affects some people more than others. Extreme obesity continues to occur more often in women than men. For women, obesity is more common among Hispanic and African Americans. For men, obesity is more common among Hispanic men than African American and Caucasian men. Obesity occurs most commonly when people’s age increases. In America, the obesity rate is much higher in the south and the mid-west....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Hypertension, Health]

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The Education Of Adult Learning

- Adult Learning Educations a key component to the development of mankind; however, there is a distinct difference in the education of adults versus the education of children. It is not practical to assume a learning style used for a kindergartener would be applicable for an adult business person. In fact, pedagogy, or the science of learning, can help explain the constructs required to teach and learn in life and the classroom. Understanding the class of learners and the distinct backgrounds they may have is critical to effective teaching (Kelly, 2006)....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Andragogy]

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Should College Be An Adult? College?

- Brights lights. A stage, beautifully covered with flowers. Hundreds of my friends and colleagues by my side. Our class was preparing for the biggest event in a high school student’s life. Graduation. The four years of struggle finally came to an end when I received my diploma. However, I realized that as soon as I walk out the doors to meet my family and friends, my life will no longer be just “fun and games.” My life was about to change, and from that day forth, I would have to think and act like an adult....   [tags: Academic degree, Higher education, High school]

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My Life As An Adult Today

- A particular event in my life that has helped shape me to be who I have become as an adult today was when I was born. I believe when the day I was born I was already being shaped into who I became today because of my parents. I 'm so lucky and thankful to have my parents in my life. From birthday parties, to going to Disney World, Busch Gardens, and the Bahamas. My parents have tried to give us everything we need and things we don 't need but that are fun for my sisters and I, we are so blessed to have what we have today because of my parents....   [tags: Mother, Father, Parent, English-language films]

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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells

- Stem cells could be the beginning of a whole new world, but are you for or against it. According to Wikipedia, stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate to become specialized cells. These cells can also divide to produce more stem cells. Scientists have found ways to use these cells to benefit others. There are several places in which these stem cells can be extracted. However, the topic is very controversial because there are two types of stem cells; adult stem cells, and embryonic stem cells....   [tags: destruction of an embryo, unethical]

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Adragogy: Adult Learning and Teaching

- Introduction Andragogy is a theory of adult learning and teaching. It is frequently compared to pedagogy, which is closely related but deals primarily with the teaching of children. Malcolm Knowles introduced the term andragogy in an article he wrote in 1968, in order to distinguish adult learning from preadult education, or pedagogy. Andragogy is “based on a number of assumptions about the adult learner” (Merriam, Caffarella, and Baumgartner, 2007, p. 84). Although andragogy “became a rallying point for those trying to define the field of adult education as separate from other areas of education” (Merriam et al., 2007, p....   [tags: pedagogy, malcom knowles]

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The History Of Adult Education

- Today, when I revisit the history of adult education in America, I recall several educational programs that have taken place and how these historical educational programs have molded lifelong learning in adult education. The history of adult education in America is a very compound subject that has my full appreciation for its richness and diversity. I am a product of lifelong learning and have benefited from the transitions that have taken place over the years. I have selected three diverse educational programs within the history of adult education: (1) General Education Development Program (GED) (2) Higher Learning and (3) Distance Learning....   [tags: Higher education, High school, Education]

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Stem Cell Research : Adult

- Stem Cell Research: Adult v.s. Embryonic Stem Cell research is an area of science where stem cells are taken and utilized in growing new organs, tissues, and other things. Stem cells are the cells that divide into other types of cells that come together to make a body. Of these cells there are two types - embryonic and adult. The US is one of the countries behind in this technology, because it was only 6 years ago that Barack Obama lifted the ban of all government funding for stem cell research that was employed by George W....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Cell]

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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells

- According to Nancy Reagan, “Embryonic stem cell research has the potential to alleviate so much suffering. Surely, by working together, we can harness its life-giving potential.” The increase in understanding of what is possible with stem cells, has led the topic of stem cell research to become one of the biggest social issues of our time. Over the last couple of decades, it has come down to two main types of stem cells: embryonic and those derived from adults. This is where the lines are drawn and arguments break out, because of personal morals and ethics....   [tags: health research, genetic technology]

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Interview With An Older Adult

- Interview with an Older Adult Assessment tools used in interviewing an older adult allow one to gain an understanding the problems and risks associated with this individual and gain a perspective for which health care interventions can be introduced. The vulnerability of the elder population regarding health care is jeopardized without the assessment skills and interventions by qualified and caring health care professional. The following describes my interview of D.K. includes various assessment tools in gaining an understanding his social history, nutritional status, independence with activities of daily living, mental status, fall risk, and listing of medications taken....   [tags: Health, Health care, Health care provider]

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The Paradise Of Young Adult

- The Paradise of Young Adult Alcohol and beer first appeared long time ago, ever since the century of medieval kingdom when they were served only to the royals and nobility at ceremonies or parties. Later, it was widely used by even farmers and normal civilians. Although drinking alcohol is not good for the liver and humans body, but it makes people happier while it still have affect on their mind. That’s why alcohol and beer last till today. Since, drinking has got people out of their control and caused many damages, even deaths; after carefully concerning of what to do with this matter, a law was created to prevent bad things to happen....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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Black Males And Adult Education

- Brendaly Drayton, Talmadge C. Guy, Dionne Rosser-Mims, and Joni Schwartz’ article, Black Males and Adult Education: A Call to Action, focuses on arguing for the case of black males in an educational setting and dispelling superficial stereotypes about them. Their purpose in this article was to reveal the difficulties and negative perceptions that black men are faced with even in their attempts to further their education and become successful. With the call to action, they brought forth in this article to incorporate the experiences and voices black men have into the educational world through approaches like literature....   [tags: White people, Race, Race, Higher education]

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Lifelong Learning And Adult Education

- Lifelong learning and adult education is not just a trend, it is something that has the potential to lower our nation’s health care costs and prolong the quality of life for each and every one of us. In relatively wealthy countries, individuals who have stayed in formal education for longer, and who have gained higher qualifications tend to enjoy better mental and physiological health than their less well-educated counter-parts. (e.g. Burnette & Mui, 1994; Montgomery & Schoon, 1997; Vega Deinstmaier et al., 1999) Education has always been something that we did for ourselves to improve our lives personally as well as the society we are a part of....   [tags: Education, Old age, Learning, Gerontology]

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Adult Literacy and Community Development

- My vision in my work with VOC this year is to explore the intersection of adult literacy and community development. Through research, I hope to learn more about the connection between research and practice in writing for adult learners; through working with a community based organization I hope to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the impact and challenges of working in a literacy program and how this translates into overall goals of improving livelihoods and building a stronger community....   [tags: Social Work Essays]

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I Am An Adult Just

- I wouldn’t consider myself a child anymore, but I don’t feel as if I am an adult just yet. I just turned nineteen recently, and I’m a freshman in college. I have short black hair, eyes that look black even though they are actually dark brown, and recently started growing some facial hair. I come from a small town where everyone knows each other, and for the most part everyone gets along. My parents were high school sweethearts, and have been married been married for the past fifteen years. My parents both work in the medical field, my mom is a registered nurse and my dad is a pharmacist at his families’ pharmacy....   [tags: High school, Middle school, College, Hat]

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The Personality Of Adult Hood

- Most children at sometime in their lives have had at least one imaginary friend. Other individuals may not have been able to see this close friend but, to the child, this friend was real. They had personality, style, and a life of their own, which made the imaginary friend very realistic to the child. An important question to ask, though, is, “When does this harmless action turn into something that is more worrisome?” Most children grow out of this phase of imaginary friends when they reach school age....   [tags: Dissociative identity disorder]

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Juvenile Justice And Adult Justice

- Quite often it is found that legislatures find a great deal of their problems in the procedural areas of the law more than actually attaining by skill and effort, justice for all. In this chapter titled “Theories of Delinquency and Juvenile Offending” ( Hess, Orthmann, & Wright, 2013) expresses why juvenile justice and adult justice has significantly veered over time. To begin, norms are greatly known to be deeper than values. Every society has their own norms, and or things that are normal for a specific ordered community....   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Criminology]

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Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy

- Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy The dispute of how adults learn is an ever developing subject matter since the 1920’s when adult learning became a professional field of practice (Merriam, S., 2001). Questions such as, do adults learn differently from children. Are adults able to learn quicker, independently, or in the same environment. These are just some examples of a multitude of questions that have been raised since scientists began investigating Adult Learning. I intend to clarify some of the misconceptions of adult learning through proven scientific research and writings of experts in the field....   [tags: Education]

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Adult Learning: Malcolm Knowles

- ... Self-Directing “As a person matures, he or she moves from dependency to self-directedness” (Knowles, 1984). Adult learners need instructors to give them explicit directions on what to do, how to do it, and when. Instructors are treated as experts who know what the adult learner needs to do, or they passively slide through the educational system, responding mainly to instructors who “make” them learn. When establishing a learner-centered learning environment, the instructor could have prepared a lively syllabus with time to discuss and any additional details the adult learners from a previous class could have left letters or notebooks for incoming adult learners....   [tags: personal experience, education process]

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Apathy in Adult Education

- One of the largest, most significant problems in adult education and learning is apathy. Apathy can be defined as a lack of interest in activities or interaction, which I believe is greatly seen throughout a school day. Students from all age groups suffer from a lack of interest in the material that they are being taught. However, this problem seems to be considerably more prevalent among adult learners. Researchers have pointed out many causes behind apathy in the classroom, ranging from the expectation to achieve high grades to a lack of communication between teachers and students....   [tags: Lack of Interest, Education, Authority Figures]

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Adult Learning and Work

- Introduction and Discussion of the Problem Adults in the workplace have educational needs and challenges. Today’s workplace requires not only technical ability, but also the ability to think critically to make decisions and solve problems. Some team members come to the job with a natural ability to thrive in this environment while others seem to struggle. (Jozwiak, 2004) The literature suggests that these skills can be taught or enhanced particularly if learner can see the value these skills can have in finding answers to their personal challenges, needs and desires....   [tags: Workplace, Educational Needs, Challenges]

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Adult Education Program Design

- Introduction Great Tread designs, markets, and manufactures custom safety floor matting from their corporate offices and manufacturing plant located in Tyler, Texas. Great Tread serves their national and international accounts and employs 875 people. The company garners a sizeable market share of this ever growing and demanding industry. Great Tread designs, manufactures, markets, and sells safety mats, anti-fatigue mats, logo mats, interlocking flooring tiles, and Waterhog™ mats, and bonded rubber mulch for their national and international clientele....   [tags: Andragogy Essays]

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Adult View of Life

- The difference between the way I looked at the world when I was a child, and now at 36 seems pretty stark at first glance. I was innocent and ever hopeful, I believed the world was out to do me good, simple as that. Events that contradicted my ideas of the basic fairness of life would eventually be explained, that was what growing up meant to me: at some point I would be seen as worthy enough to be given the key to understanding what was going on. Adults in my life seemed to know the answers, their indulgent smiles radiating a sense of having things figured out....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Adult Sex Industry

- When discussing the adult sex industry one must understand the differences between human trafficking, sex slavery, and prostitution. An individual also has to taken into consideration why another individual would choose prostitution as means of income verses any other job that doesn’t include the buying and selling of sex. One must be able to empathize with the individuals who choose prostitution and be able to take into consideration some factors that may lead an individual to prostitution as a means of economic trade....   [tags: Human Trafficking]

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