International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET)
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International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET)

Now the International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (IJAET)
Editors-in-Chief: Victor Wang (The University of Montana Western, USA), Judith E. Parker (Columbia University, USA) and Geraldine Torrisi-Steele (Griffith University, Australia)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-8607|EISSN: 1947-878X|DOI: 10.4018/IJAVET
Out of print.


The International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET) provides a global look at educational technologies for adult learners in higher education with content drawing from theory, research, practice, individual experience, and insight by leading scholars, theorists, and practitioners worldwide. IJAVET provides educators, researchers, practitioners, and graduate students with insight into all areas affecting teaching, learning, research, and practice, sharing innovative pedagogies and inspirational insights into higher Education, adult education, and technology.

Topics Covered

  • Adult Education
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Change and leadership
  • Community College Leadership
  • Critical Theory
  • Distance Education
  • English Education and Linguistics
  • Future Trends in Information Technologies
  • Gerontology
  • Global K-20 education
  • Health occupations education
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technologies
  • Instructional Technology
  • New brain research and its impact on thinking, feeling, and performance
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Psychology
  • School Counseling
  • School leadership
  • Social and Cultural Analysis of Education and Leadership
  • Transformative Learning

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET)is to advance the understanding, practice, and research within higher education, adult education, and technology. IJAVET delivers high quality academic articles that are engaging, thought provoking, participative, and reflective spanning a wide spectrum of related issues. Providing original and creative ideas based on results of research, this journal employs a variety of methods and approaches, including (but not limited to) quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Reviews and Testimonials

Innovative as well as inspirational. The editors and reviewers are definitely first rate scholars in the field.

– Stanton Wortham, University of Pennsylvania, USA

I congratulate you on your leadership and vision for having conceived of, generated, and published the new informative and enlightening journal, International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology. It fills a much needed void in the production and dissemination of knowledge about adult/ higher education and technology. Our global community of scholars and practitioners in adult and higher education will greatly benefit from this new source of research-based and field tested research about the critical role of technology in the practice of adult and higher education in many different institutional/agency and environmental/social-cultural contexts.

– Kathy Peno, University of Rhode Island, USA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr. Victor Wang, Professor/Dissertation Chair/Recipient of 2016 AAACE Presidential Award, has published more than 230 refereed books, book chapters, and journal articles. These publications address andragogy and pedagogy, which can be considered as the umbrella under which such areas as andragogical curriculum and program development, management, human performance technology, social justice, global education, diversity and E-learning are addressed.

Currently, Dr. Wang is co-editing the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology with a Columbia University Professor, Dr. Lyle Yorks and a doctoral student of Malcolm Knowles, Dr. John A. Henschke. Dr. Wang has won many academic achievement awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Award. He has had extensive experience in chairing and mentoring doctoral dissertations (including dissertations from University of Auckland, New Zealand). Some of his books have been adopted as required textbooks by major universities in the United States, and in China. In addition, numerous universities worldwide including some Ivy League Universities have cataloged his books and journal articles. Dr. Wang’s teaching (including teaching via technology) has reached many states in the United States and China. Personal Link:

Dr. Judith Parker is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Organization and Leadership Department at Teachers College/Columbia University in New York teaching graduate courses that are totally on-line, totally classroom and blended delivery formats. She has earned an Ed.D. degree from Teachers College/Columbia University and an M.S. degree in physics from Purdue University in Indiana. Judith is co-author of the book “Pedagogical and Andragogical Teaching and Learning with Information Communication Technologies” and has authored numerous chapters and articles on cross-cultural workplace training and the practice and theories of adult learning and effective technology integration. She has participated in conferences globally, most recently in India and Greece. Judith has over 20 years experience in leadership positions within global business organizations working extensively with technical managers and technical employees throughout Asia and Europe in leadership and technical training skill development. She has received the American Association of Physics Teachers Innovative Teaching Award, the 3M Community Volunteer Award and has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Geraldine Torrisi-Steele holds Bachelor degrees in Science (Physics) and Education (Secondary teaching) from James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. She earned a Master of Educational Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia where she is a senior lecturer in the School of Information and Communication Technology. Her expertise is in human computer interaction, user interface design and the user experience, learning design, blended learning, and leadership in education. A passionate university educator, she has over 50 refereed publications, including journal articles and conference papers, in education related domains, and is the recipient of a number of institutional teaching awards including a Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Computing Research and Education (CORE) Teaching Award. Geraldine is a Senior Fellow of Griffith University’s Learning and Teaching Academy, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
John Henschke, Lindenwood University, United States
Lyle Yorks, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States
Patricia Cranton, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Stephen Brookfield, University of St. Thomas, United States
Managing Editor
Kerry Lee, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Associate Editors
Ernest Brewer, The University of Tennessee, United States
Geraldine Torrisi-Steele, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia ORCID
James Witte, Auburn University, United States
John Hope, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Judith Parker, Columbia University, United States
Kymn Rutigliano, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Leslie Hitch, Northeastern University, United States
Linda Ellington, Southern New Hampshire University, United States
Maria Witte, Auburn University, United States
Mark Tennant, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Martin Rabe, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM, Germany
Michelle Caron, Southern New Hampshire University
Pi-Chi Han, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan ORCID
Sharan Merriam, University of Georgia, United States
Teresa Torres-Coronas, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Aaron Zimmerman, Texas Tech University, United States
Al Lauzon, University of Guelph, Canada
Ana Martins, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa ORCID
Carrie Boden, Texas State University, United States ORCID
Catherine Hansman, Cleveland State University, United States ORCID
Cynthia Deaton, Clemson University, United States
Elizabeth Reinsfield, University of Waikato, New Zealand ORCID
Ellen Boeren, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jeff Allen, University of North Texas, United States ORCID
Jennifer Sandlin, Arizona State University, United States
Jonathan Taylor, Auburn University, United States
Karen Etzkorn, University of Tennessee, United States
Karen Swanson, University of Denver, United States
Kathleen King, University of Central Florida, United States
Kim Nimon, University of Texas at Tyler, United States
Laura Bierema, University of Georgia, United States
Lori Wieters, Grand Canyon University, United States
Lydia Yang, Kansas State University, United States
Mariana Vergara, Teachers College Columbia University, United States
Mary Ziegler, University of Tennessee, United States
Michael Boucher, Texas State University, United States
Sailong Hu, The Royal New Zealand Police College, New Zealand
Sandra Poirier, Middle Tennessee State University, United States ORCID
Sandra Williamson-Leadley, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Sean Mulvenon, University of Nevada, United States
Sharon Norris, Spring Arbor University, United States
Thomas Reio, Florida International University, United States
Vivian Mott, East Carolina University, United States