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    Introduction This essay will address the theoretical bases and functioning of a program that is designed to work with adults (students age 19 and over) who do not possess a high school diploma to help them enter a higher education program. The mission of the program will be carried out in two phases. The first phase consists of assisting adult students with GED test preparation materials and helping them pass the exam. The second phase, which will take place after completion of the first phase

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    The Role of Adult Basic and Literacy Education With the passage of the 1988 Family Support Act (FSA), adult basic and literacy education was linked to welfare reform. Based on experimentation with welfare reform during the previous decade, the FSA created the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program (JOBS). JOBS, which requires states to make educational services available to welfare recipients, was created in response to the general consensus that welfare recipients are not well

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    Foundations of Adult Education In order to build any solid structure, a good foundation is required. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a foundation is “an underlying base or support, especially the whole substructure of a building, a body or ground upon which something is built” (www.m-w.com). Foundations must be durable to support the structure that is built above. For this reason, the Foundations of Adult Education course delves into various philosophical approaches to adult education

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    Apathy in Adult Education

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    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

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    Adult Education: Social Change or Status Quo?

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    Adult Education: Social Change or Status Quo? Some believe that adult education was focused on a mission of social change in its formative years as a field in the 1920s. As it evolved and became institutionalized, the field became preoccupied with professionalization. More recently, emphasis on literacy and lifelong learning in a changing workplace has allied it with the agenda of economic competitiveness. This Digest examines the debate over the mission of adult education: is it to transform

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    Table of contents Assumptions about learning in our society Understanding of adult education Why I became motivated for education Traditional philosophical orientations Personal Reflection Conclusion Introduction: My personal reflection begins with explaining my understanding of adult education and assumptions about learning in our society. Why I became motivated to continue education after high school and what sparked my interest in becoming an educator. I will comment on the traditional philosophical

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    Adult learners are different than youth learners because they understand why is important for them to learn and they can integrate new information with past experiences enhancing the process and overcoming barriers like fears or behaviors. In this century higher education is occurring through internet too, by online courses that led the student to a diploma of the same value as the traditional one. Adult learners enrolling in online courses are increasing year after year and more traditional institutions

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    Introduction Behaviourism is the analysis of observable behaviour (Driscoll, 2005, p. 29). There is no doubt about the influence that behaviourism has had on education. It has been used in many situations that call for behaviour modification. These modification methods are taught to adults who will use them to change their own behaviour when they wish to lose weight, quit smoking, or alter another aspect of how they behave. Behaviourism as a learning approach has many limitations. Proponents of

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    Upon undertaking this assignment, I did not fully understand the purpose behind it. I told myself I was not an adult educator (yet), therefore I questioned how I was supposed to define my own educational philosophy. After being reminded that I had indeed been an adult educator at one time in my life, just not in a school setting, and reading the text again along with new literature, I discovered how important it is to know my personal philosophy. When we become aware of our values and assumptions

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    stint in the UCO Adult Education program was short lived, it was not at all a worthless experience. I

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