Adult Education for Health and Wellness

Author: Lilian H. Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118152805

Category: Education

Page: 120

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This volume addresses the relationship of adult education andhealth from different perspectives. One task of adulthood is caringfor one's health and, for many, caring for the health of children,a partner or spouse, and/or aging parents. Changes in health or thedesire for improved health often prompt the need for individuals tolearn--and adult education can play a vital role in enabling thislearning. Editor Lilian H. Hill, associate professor of adult education atthe University of Southern Mississippi, and contributing authorsassemble a comprehensive review of the critical issues involvedincluding How adults learn while coping with chronic illness Health education within adult literacy, adult basic education,and English as a Second Language classes Approahces to help adults evaluate and learn from onlineinformation The influence of globalism on health and more. Concluding with Hill's own argument that health is a social justiceissue, the volume illustrates how adult educators need to beinvolved in health education because they have valuable skills andknowledge to contribute, and because it is a meaningful arena inwhich to demonstrate the field's commitment to equity and socialjustice. This is the 130th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation. Noted for its depth of coverage, NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education is anindispensable series that explores issues of common interest toinstructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.
Adult Education and Health

Author: Leona M. English

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442609983

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This comprehensive introduction to the study and practice of health and adult education provides the missing link for those seeking to better integrate their efforts in these two areas. Bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners, the book speaks clearly to how teaching and learning insights can be used to improve health in clinical, higher education, and community settings. Along with a broad overview of concepts and strategies in the field, Adult Education and Health includes illustrative practical examples from a variety of contexts and a helpful glossary of key terms. It will be a useful resource for professionals and academics in many areas, including community health education, health policy, First Nations health, and the education of health professionals.
Tectonic Boundaries: Negotiating Convergent Forces in Adult Education

Author: Carmela R. Nanton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119248149

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Sociocultural Context -- Environmental Context -- International Context -- Health Inequalities and Disparities -- Critical Adult Health Learning -- Responsibilities of Adult Educators -- Individual Education -- Work in Communities -- Conclusion -- References -- 5 Competing in the World's Global Education and Technology Arenas -- 21st Century Transitions and Changes -- Technological Changes and the Workplace -- Skills Needed to Thrive in the 21st Century -- Generational Characteristics of Adult Learners in the 21st Century -- Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants
Adult Education and the Pursuit of Wisdom

Author: Elizabeth J. Tisdell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118133279

Category: Education

Page: 101

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Delve into the nature and mystery of wisdom in adult education, and what it might mean for the practice of adult education in the complexity of changing times. This issue begins with a look at the nature of wisdom, the wisdom of nature, and how it relates to current issues in the field of adult education. It then looks to neuroscience and the evolution of sacred knowing to explore the connection between learning and wisdom. Covering transcendent and practical wisdom, the issue then draws on Eastern, Western, and Mideastern cultural and religious perspectives to develop a fuller understanding of wisdom. Finally, it covers the aspects of gender and/or culture in relation to wisdom, though in quite different ways. This is the 131st volume of the Jossey–Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, this indispensable series explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
Bodies of Knowledge: Embodied Learning in Adult Education

Author: Randee Lipson Lawrence

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118431542

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Explore the multiple ways adults learn through their bodies.Embodied or somatic learning is a way of learning that relies onthe body’s knowledge. Our most basic form of learning inchildhood is preverbal; however, traditional schooling forces us tocheck our bodies at the door, requiring us to sit at a desk andraise our hands, focusing primarily on cognition to the exclusionof other ways of knowing. By the time we reach adulthood,“being in our bodies” is a foreign concept and a sourceof discomfort for many of us. This volume challenges the dominant paradigm of how knowledge isconstructed and shared. Embodied learning is examined through avariety of practice contexts, including higher education, communityeducation, health care, and the workplace, and through multiplemethods, including dance, theater, and outdoor experientialeducation. This is 134th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterlyreport series ahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-ACE.html"NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education/a. Noted forits depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interestto instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings, such ascolleges and universities, extension programs, businesses,libraries, and museums.
Literacy as Gendered Discourse

Author: Daphne W. Ntiri

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623969059

Category: Education

Page: 237

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This volume continues IAP’s dedication to the diverse field of international adult learning in the tradition of those books related to the We Learn and AAHE conferences. It is an edited and refereed collection and part of the larger body of scholarly publications associated with professional organizations such as AAACE, MAACE, We Learn, Women Studies Association, African Studies Association, Gender Studies Association and Global Studies network. Literacy as gendered discourse is important because it fills a unique niche in the canon of studies that investigate the challenges and prevailing norms associated with women and literacy studies, adult learning and development. It also offers a current volume for scholars and practitioners based on both research and practice-based research. This collection is appropriate for a wide variety of professors, researchers, practitioners, and students in the field of adult literacy studies, women/gender and development studies. In order to create this valuable contribution to the literacy and women’s studies literature, international scholars have contributed their research in which they study and explore the lives of women in various countries. Their work establishes findings that help to illuminate and analyze the different manifestations of women’s global experiences through the unique lens of local respondents or through their own lens as academic researchers. In these ways the results provide powerful insight and useful lessons applicable to the fields of gender study, women’s studies, adult literacy, development studies, international studies, etc..
Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities

Author: Joshua C. Collins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118916445

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Minority status in the United States often accompanies diminished access to education, employment, and subsequently health care. This volume explores factors that have contributed to health disparities among racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Focused on developing strategies for understanding these disparities and promoting wellness in minority communities, the authors highlight social forces such as racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, and homophobia, which continue to influence not only access to and quality of care but also perception and trust of health care professionals. The authors identify several common themes, including the importance of communication, intentional and unintentional discriminatory structures, and perhaps most significantly, the role of culturally relevant learning sites. This is the 142nd volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education

Author: Jovita M. Ross-Gordon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118955093

Category: Education

Page: 432

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A research-based foundational overview of contemporary adult education Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education distills decades of scholarship in the field to provide students and practitioners with an up-to-date practical resource. Grounded in research and focused on the unique needs of adult learners, this book provides a foundational overview of adult education, and an introduction to the organizations and practices developed to support adult learning in a variety of contexts. The discussion also includes select understandings of international adult education, policy, and methods alongside theoretical frameworks, contemporary and historical contexts, and the guiding principles of adult education today. Coverage of emerging issues includes the aging society, social justice, and more, with expert insight from leading authorities in the field. Many adult educators begin practice through the context of their own experiences in the field. This book provides the broader research, theory, and practice needed for a deeper understanding of adult education and its place in society. Learn the key philosophical and theoretical frameworks of adult education Survey the landscape of the field through contemporary and historical foundations Examine key guiding understandings and practices targeted to adult learners Delve into newer concerns including technology, globalization, and more Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education provides an expertly-led overview of the field, and an essential introduction to real-world practice.
Expanding the Boundaries of Adult Religious Education: Strategies, Techniques, and Partnerships for the New Millenium

Author: E. Paulette Isaac

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118354834

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 112

The field of adult religious education is rich with opportunitiesfor study and service. This sourcebook showcases adult religiouseducation as an important site for program creation, teaching,learning, and adult development. It offers insight into the waysthat adult religious education serves adult learners. You'll get numerous examples of adult education within andbetween religious institutions, along with helpful ideas to enhancepractice as well as programs. Researchers will find it useful as asource on religious institutions, adult religious education, andadult learners in general. This is the 133rd volume in this Jossey Bass higher educationquarterly report series. Noted for its depth of coverage, thisindispensable series explores issues of common interest toinstructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings.
Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522509790

Category: Medical

Page: 1574

View: 580

As the healthcare industry continues to expand, a higher volume of new professionals must be integrated into the field. Providing these professionals with a quality education will likewise ensure the further progress and advancements in the medical field. Medical Education and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a compendium of contemporary research on the educational practices and ethical considerations in the medical industry. This multi-volume work contains pedagogical frameworks, emerging trends, case studies, and technological innovations essential for optimizing medical education initiatives. This comprehensive publication is a pivotal resource for medical professionals, upper-level students, researchers, and practitioners.