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2017, Vol.13, No.2

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    A Historical Study on the Professionalism of Adult Educators at YMCA Korea

    Mihyang Kim | 2017, 13(2) | pp.1~20 | number of Cited : 1
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    In today’s modern society that increasingly puts an emphasis on the roles of civil society, it is needed to discuss the professionalism and identity of adult educators at NGO. This study thus set out to examine the tendency of professionalism among adult educators at YMCA Korea from 1903 to 2016. Their professionalism was reviewed in two aspects of knowledge & technology and attitude & ethics. The findings found a couple of characteristics in the history of professionalism among adult educators at YMCA Korea, and they were (1) keeping the balance of professionalism between “knowledge & technology” and “attitude & ethics” and (2) maintaining the aspect of adult educators oriented toward the cultivation of awareness and social movement. That historical process led to the following reasoning: (1) the professionalism of adult educators was maintained more solidly by their internal values than the external environmental factors; (2) institutional social education had a more difficult time keeping the essence of social education intact than the social education of civil society; and (3) the essence of social education was protected with an attitude of critical social analysis.
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    Analysis of Researches Trends on Woman Lifelong Education and HRD

    김선화 | HYUN YOUNGSUP | 김나경 | 2017, 13(2) | pp.21~50 | number of Cited : 13
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    Women were important in terms of training and research in LE (lifelong education) and HRD (human resource development). In Korea, articles and research on women's LE & HRD have increased recently. But we have not seen the scenery of this area. The purpose of this study was to investigate research trends based on analysis of 109 articles on women's LE & HRD. For this purpose, 109 papers were collected from eleven Korean journals from 2006 to 2016 using KERIS (Korea Education and Research Information Service) database. Content and frequency analysis was performed according to our research framework. The findings were as follows: First, the frequency of articles on female LE & HRD increased from 2006 to 2016. And 10 years (2006 to 2016) divided into two periods, each of which is a research theme and research topic. Second, 11 journals were different in terms of research topics and methodologies. Third, research on women's employment, occupation, and career took the largest portion of the 109 papers. Conclusions and implications were discussed based on the results.
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    Reflective Auto-Ethnography of an Adult Educator on the Teaching Experience in Rural Society

    Lee, Dahyun | 2017, 13(2) | pp.51~80 | number of Cited : 3
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    This study examined the experiences of an adult educator who conducted a community education in rural areas through an auto-ethnography. As an adult educator, I became aware of local residents and rural education through the experience of Byulbit-gun, Dalbit-gun and Batbit-si, the background of this study. Through the educational planning and operation process, I, as an outsider, could recognize the difficulties of working in the community lifelong education, and had meet diverse characteristics who could not be comprehended with the typical concept of an adult learner. I also confirmed that the mistrust of local residents to an involuntary form of education and distrust of learning site. Meanwhile, I learned that the community was a habitat for survival and living of residents, and could find myself who did not understand their language of life. Through a series of experiences, the researcher had a reflective experience that the adult learners should be met in the rural context and the educational practice should be performed as an educational experience rather than a clear object of education. I also could have a chance to change of recognition that adult learners should be understood as residents prior to the adult learner. Through this study, I suggest the followings suggestions to adult educators and researchers who would like to make better practice. First, I suggest research on region and regional adult learners. This will enable to overcome the limitation of training adult educators and local education that have been out of context and make educational practice based on regional contexts. Second, adult educators need to participate a new theoretical discussion about themselves through opening their site and sharing experience. The role of educators at the field is more than instruction. Thus, adult educators should contribute to the formation of new discourse on adult educators' concepts and roles through opening of their own fields. Finally, I suggest building relationships with an area based on the trust. Regional education consists of a variety of factors and relationships. When adult educators and researchers become part of the relationship without separating themselves from the area, they can be able to reflect region fully into their educational practice.
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    The Experiences of Adult Educators in a National Literacy Program

    Lee Ji Hye | Chae, Jae-Eun | 2017, 13(2) | pp.81~107 | number of Cited : 9
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    The revised Lifelong Learning Act of 2007 introduced a new national literacy program which would provide academic recognition to the results of adult literacy programs. Based on this act, the government has begun a lower secondary literacy program since 2013. As a result, it has produced first graduates of the program in 2016. Thus, this study aims to explores the experiences of adult educators who have participated in the program. A case study design is used to gain an in-depth understanding of their experiences. The results reveal that most of participants who used to be a school teacher for many years have experienced significant changes in their roles and identities throughout the program. They have joined the program as a volunteer by chance after retirement, but later have become as adult educators by interacting with adult learners. To become an excellent adult educator, most participants have developed various teaching strategies and have studied the characteristics of adult students. Despite these efforts, most of them have struggled a lot since they have not received the administrative support necessary for adult education. The lack of professional development program has especially added to their difficulties. These results suggest that the government improve the working conditions of adult educators and also develop professional development programs for them.
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    The Effects of Participation Motivation for Vocational Education Program of Middle-aged Female Learners’ on Participation Continuation Intention and the Mediating Effects of Educational Satisfaction

    Mi Sun Chung | LEE HEE SU | 2017, 13(2) | pp.109~133 | number of Cited : 14
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    The purpose of this study was to determine how middle-aged female learners’ participation motivation of vocational education program affected educational satisfaction and participation continuation intention. To answer these questions in this study, a questionnaire was distributed to middle-aged female learners who participated in vocational education programs in seoul women’s resources development institute, and 258 copies were finally analyzed. This study obtained the following results: First, goal-orientated motivation alone had a significant impact on the intention to continue participation in learning. Second, the middle-aged female learners with goal-and learning-oriented motivation had learning participation continuation mediated by educational satisfaction. The following suggestions can be made for a direction in designing vocational education programs at women’s resources development institute: it is necessary to develop diverse curricula that meet middle-aged female learners goal with the aim of inducing them to continue to participate. It is also necessary to make middle-aged female learners be more satisfied with several aspects.