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

Editors-in-Chief: Victor X. Wang (Grand Canyon University, USA), Judith E. Parker (Columbia University, USA) and John A. Henschke (Lindenwood University, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), INSPEC and 13 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-8607|EISSN: 1947-878X|DOI: 10.4018/IJAVET


The International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET) provides a global look at educational technologies for adult learners 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 career and technical education (CTE), adult education, and technology.

Topics Covered

  • Adult Education
  • Adult teaching methods
  • Agriculture education
  • Business Education
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Change and leadership
  • Comparative adult education
  • Comparative career and technical education
  • Corporate training methods
  • Critical Theory
  • Distance Education
  • Family and consumer science
  • Fostering an online learning community
  • Future Trends in Information Technologies
  • Gerontology
  • Global K-20 education
  • Health occupations education
  • Higher Education
  • Human performance technology
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Impact of technology on CTE and adult education
  • Information Technologies
  • Instructional Technology
  • Issues in successful aging
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Literacy education
  • New brain research and its impact on thinking, feeling, and performance
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Learning
  • Organizational psychology
  • Rehabilitation
  • School Counseling
  • School leadership
  • Social and cultural analysis of education
  • Teaching and learning with technology in CTE and adult education
  • Technical education
  • Technological innovations in CTE and adult education
  • Technology education
  • Third agers
  • Training and Development
  • Transformative Learning
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Vocational-industrial education

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 career and technical education (CTE), 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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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 vocational education and technology. Our global community of scholars and practitioners in adult and vocational 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 vocational education in many different institutional/agency and environmental/social-cultural contexts.

– Edgar Boone, International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (IACEHOF) and North Carolina State University, USA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr. Victor X. 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.
John A. Henschke, Ed.D., is Professor and Chair of the Andragogy Doctoral Emphasis Specialty, Instructional Leadership Doctoral Program, Lindenwood University. He was on the faculty at the University of Missouri for 39 years until 2009; and, has now served on the faculty at Lindenwood University for seven [7] years, John served as 2014 and 2015 Board Chair of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (IACEHOF); is a Visiting Professor of the Beijing Radio and Television University, Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC); Past President of the Missouri, USA / Para, Brazil [MO/PA] Partners of the Americas, Inc.; Past President of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), also Chairing the Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE. John has been researching and testing his adult learning (andragogical) ideas in the USA and 20 countries around the world since 1970 (e.g., Canada, Brazil, England, Hong Kong, Italy, Austria, Taiwan, Egypt, South Africa, Jordan, Cyprus, Slovenia, Germany, Thailand, China, Australia, Mali in Western Africa, etc.); and has worked with adult educators and human resource development professionals in academia and the corporate world from 97 countries.

Editorial Board

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


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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Victor C.X. Wang

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