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Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
Texas State University
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The purpose of this multiple case study was to describe the experiences of graduate education faculty of varying racial/ethnic backgrounds, learning to navigate difficult discourses on race effectively over time. The study employed positionality as a theoretical framework. Findings indicate that faculty balance what we refer to as strategies of self in a bid to work through difficult race talk. In turn, their practice may hold strong potential for influencing a fresh and more holistic approach t...
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#1Jovita M. Ross-Gordon (Texas State University)H-Index: 11
In this chapter, Ross-Gordon examines evolving perspectives on disability within adult and lifelong education. First, the chapter looks at perspectives that have traditionally been reflected in literature with the field of adult and lifelong education. Next, the chapter acquaints the reader with perspectives on disability that have emerged within the interdisciplinary field of disability studies, and how these have influenced recent work within adult and lifelong education. Finally, it discusses...
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#1Thomas Smith (NIU: Northern Illinois University)H-Index: 126
#2M Cecil Smith (University of West Virginia)H-Index: 1
Last.Jovita M. Ross-Gordon (Texas State University)H-Index: 11
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#1Jovita M. Ross-Gordon (Texas State University)H-Index: 11
#1M Cecil SmithH-Index: 1
#2Amy D. Rose (KSU: Kansas State University)H-Index: 1
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#2Stephen P. GordonH-Index: 10
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Theoretical Framework Transformative learning is a critical aspect of the doctoral program and the focus of this study. Other perspectives enfolded within the program and contextual to this study include community of learners, critical reflection, and praxis. Jack Mezirow (1978, 1981, 2000) is credited with introducing the theory of transformative learning to the field of adult education in the late 1970s (Taylor, 2008). Although higher education and adult education are not synonymous, students ...
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#1Amy D. RoseH-Index: 4
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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data were re-analyzed to look for differences between traditional and nontraditional-age students. Surprisingly, no significant differences were found for five NSSE Benchmarks, including Supportive Campus Environment. Differences were found in subsequent analysis of two scales of academic engagement identified through follow-up factor analysis. Between 2000 and 2010 postsecondary enrollment for students under age 25 increased by 34 percent and increas...
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