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Sex and shame: Authenticity in adult education


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

The relationship between authenticity, or the expression of the genuine self, and transformative adult education was explored through the development of a model of adult education that was used to design a semester-long course on sexuality, spirituality and shame for Unitarian-Universalist seminary learners. Grounded Theory analysis of interviews with Unitarian-Universalist ministers and seminary learners was used to analyze the professional needs of Unitarian-Universalist ministers. This analysis was foundation for the development of the objectives of the course. The progression of the course and the implementation of the model of adult learning is described through a first-person narrative of the semester. The academic success of the course was determined through qualitative and quantitative measures of the learners' meeting the course objectives, including analysis of the learners' journals, observations in the classroom, and the Sexuality Opinion Survey. The relationships among the course content, the application of adult learning theories, the authenticity of each of the learners and the authenticity of the teacher are explored through reflective analysis and first-person narrative in order to demonstrate how authentic teaching and authentic learning can be supported by a model of effective adult education theories. A general framework for adult education which can be adapted to meet the needs of teachers, learners and subjects is offered as a way to facilitate authenticity in adult education.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Adult education;
Continuing education;
Clergy;
Religious education
Classification
0516: Adult education
0516: Continuing education
0319: Clergy
0527: Religious education
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Education; Adult education; Authenticity; Seminary; Sex; Shame; Unitarian-Universalist
Title
Sex and shame: Authenticity in adult education
Author
Glickman, Charles J.
Number of pages
217
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
1414
Source
DAI-A 66/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496966967, 0496966960
Advisor
Arcana, Judith
University/institution
Union Institute and University
University location
United States -- Ohio
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3162715
ProQuest document ID
305344050
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305344050
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