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|Chinese Pedagogy or Western Andragogy?
Victor C. X. Wang, Susan K. Dennett, Valerie C. Bryan.
This chapter reports the results of a study designed to compare Chinese adult education methods with Western (i.e., United States) educational methods using the conceptual framework of the principles of andragogy. Adult educators from two universities in China and one university in the United States...
Global Education in the Russian Federation
This chapter explores the history of international activities and global education in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation. Although readers might expect that Russia has over the centuries had a significant impact on global matters, just the opposite has been the case....
Education in Egypt and its Role in the Global Community
Azzam Abd-El Naby Ahmed, Maria Martinez Witte, James E. Witte.
The Egyptian revolution of January 2011 has brought about tremendous changes within Egypt’s political and social institutions. This chapter examines historical and current events that have shaped educational reform and practices. Educational policies have been heavily influenced by external agencies....
Critical Teaching and Learning Issues in International Education
This chapter focuses on a limited compilation of literature with attention to the issues in critical teaching and learning within the international education milieu. The approach taken in this chapter is that of a conversation with particular interest directed to the question of what might constitute...
Observations of the Possible Influence of Andragogy on the Economies of World Nations
John A. Henschke.
Andragogy has received mixed reviews in the past. Some have analyzed it from a positive perspective. Some have analyzed it from a negative perspective, and some have ignored it altogether. Very little if any effort has been devoted to researching the economic impact of andragogy, especially during this...
Implications for Recruiting International Students to the University of North Carolina System
Cheryl McFadden, Cathy Maahs-Fladung, William Mallett, Liyao Zhao.
In 2011-2012, international students and their families contributed almost 22 billion dollars to the U.S. economy and to higher education. Although there were a record number of international students (764,495), they represent only 4% of the 20.6 million students enrolled in higher education. Are...
Using Technology to Address Workforce Readiness Skills
Thomas G. Reio Jr., Chaundra L. Whitehead.
All too often, students either drop out of school or graduate with poor workplace readiness skills. The lack of preparedness is costly both on a short- and long-term basis to students, families, employers, and societies in general. In the workplace, employers are forced to be at the vanguard of...
The Roles of Professional Organizations in School Library Education
Lesley S. J. Farmer.
International guidelines for school libraries and school librarians exist. However, the role of professional library associations in school librarian education has been largely overlooked. This exploratory study examines the role of professional library associations in Brazil, Honduras, Nepal, and the...
Working-Walking Alone and With Others: Working-Walking Fast and Far
In this chapter, the author shall argue, with materials sourced through desk work, that although formal educational institutions, business and industries, multi-lateral agencies, religious institutions, and a handful of educational non-profits provide and support education and training for the...
Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies
Lifelong learning can occur both in and out of the classroom, but the most valuable instruction takes place on the job.
Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies investigates methods, techniques, and systems used in employee training programs. The tools and technologies surveyed...
Four Strategies for Remote Workforce Training, Development, and Certification
Companies and organizations are increasingly turning to remote-based teleworkers to fill vital positions. This is due to a variety of circumstances, including increasing difficulty in locating and attracting potential employees who possess the requisite skills required for positions, locating potential...
Strategic Management of Workplace E-Learning
Jason G. Caudill, Barry Reeves.
Continuing education has become a necessary component of the modern knowledge worker and, by extension, of the modern firm. Increasingly, cost effectiveness points firms to using e-learning solutions in the workplace over older, more traditional methods. This chapter explores the strategic positioning...
Online Policy-Compliance Training in Higher Education: A Preliminary Design Model
In higher education, compliance trainings are necessary to ensure that the diverse workforce adheres to any number of regulations. With faculty and staff who are working on multiple branch campuses and traveling for research, conference presentations, and consultations, many such trainings are often...
Teacher Professional Development: Remote Podcasting and Metacognitive Strategies
Tsung-Jui Tsai, Ya-Chun Shih.
The teacher as researcher analyzed and documented his own professional development during the implementation of a program aimed at improving students’ listening abilities via exposing them to podcasts and familiarizing them with metacognitive strategies. Seventeen senior high school English as a...