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    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

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    Transformative Learning in Adulthood

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    (Taylor 1998). Although Mezirow is considered to be the major developer of transformative learning theory, other perspectives about transformative learning--influenced by the work of Robert Boyd--are emerging. Following a discussion of transformative learning as conceptualized by Mezirow, this Digest describes research and theory building by Robert Boyd and its influence on current perspectives of transformative learning. Some suggestions for fostering transformative learning conclude the Digest. Mezirow

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    Praise of Folly: A Current Perspective According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, satire is "a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn." When examining satire of the Renaissance, one has to wonder what a man like Erasmus of Rotterdam would think of today's world, politically and morally speaking. Would a man like Erasmus, who was so outspoken in his own time, be able to stand aside and let the folly flow freely? Where are the Erasmus' of our own time, and

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    required from each perspective. Thus, once we began the research, everyone did a great job of keeping the group goal in mind by finding sources that could be used for every perspective. Additionally, each member kept their personal goals in mind and submitted the required research to our shared document at the agreed upon time. This was a perfect example of how we dealt with a group dialectic. Another dialectic arose when it came time to finalizing who would present each perspective. Some of the group

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    of love and admiration for the ferryman already, claiming he “‘admired’” his “‘calm strength and focus’”(107). Which is why siddhartha goes back to him when he needs help. The ferryman allows Siddhartha to see the river as a teacher, put human perspectives on the river and tells siddhartha to learn from it. This experience greatly shapes siddhartha’s understanding and beliefs, and ultimately is what lets him reach enlightenment. This positive experience was not short,or fast, it was an extensive

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    Perspectives on Dreaming

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    Perspectives on Dreaming "That you have but slumber'd here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream…." William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream Each night, visions inhabit our minds during sleep and vanish with the morning light. These visions, these dreams, are without substance. Often, the waking mind recalls dreams only vaguely, if at all. A complete, separate world seems to exist within each of us; a world that can only

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    The Power of Perspective

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    The Power of Perspective All I needed was a bow tie. Everything else was packed, and I was ready for the weekend, except that I needed a new bow tie. I assumed that some store on Boston’s posh Newbury St. would have one, and sure enough I found a store that sold tuxedos and wedding dresses. Upon entering the store, I noticed soothing classical music playing in the background as the few patrons meandered through the thoughtfully arranged display room. The sole operator of the store was busy

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    Adding International Perspectives to Vocational Education International work opportunities are increasing as the borders of the U.S. economy expand to embrace international markets. Future workers will need to develop global awareness and an understanding of competitive, cultural, and economic factors that influence ways of doing business in order to work in the international arena. This Digest examines the instructional approaches and strategies used in vocational education to prepare students

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    U.S. and Global Media Perspectives on Afghanistan: Evaluating the Roles of the United States and the United Nations in Preserving World Peace I. Intro Afghanistan was a neutral country in the 20th century, receiving aid from the United States and Soviet Union until the 1970s. In the 1970s, Afganistan’s King Muhammad Zahir Khan was forced to deal with serious economic problems caused in large part by a severe national drought. These economic problems caused a general unrest among the people

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    since it was tailored to the aristocracy who were paying for these works of art. Fete galante creates a sense of intimacy not only with the figures in the paintings, but also with viewers seeing this painting. La Perspective exemplifies this sense of intimacy. The figures in La Perspective seem to be set in a personal garden or a public park. Off in the center background lies an architectural element. The building looks classical in design, in that the artists incorporated columns that flow upwards

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