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dc.contributor.advisorRoss-Gordon, Jovita M.
dc.contributor.authorTownsel, Evelyn Melinda ( )
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-06T15:47:10Z
dc.date.available2013-09-06T15:47:10Z
dc.date.issued2013-08
dc.identifier.citationTownsel, E. M. (2013). An ethnographic study of the learning needs, strategies, and networks of African American adults age 65 and over in rural Texas (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4713
dc.description.abstractThis study revealed that rural older Blacks have personal learning and related information needs. The study involved the process of researching the learning initiatives of 14 African American adults who were age 65 and over and residents in rural Texas communities. The study participants provided information about their learning needs and learning support contacts within their communities. A semi-structured interview guide was used to help to gather data about individual learning needs and local resources, and a diagram of overlapping or concentric circles was used to analyze learning connections between the study participants and the people who they trust. This study also explored the obstacles to learning experienced by the study participants and demonstrated how the availability of resources shaped the learning environment and the potential for success of study participants.
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dc.format.extent270 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectAdult learning
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAging
dc.subjectBarriers to learning
dc.subjectAfrican Americans
dc.subjectAge 65 and over
dc.subjectBlacks
dc.subjectInformation needs
dc.subjectLearning needs
dc.subjectLearning networks
dc.subjectOlder adults 65+
dc.subjectRace
dc.subjectRural
dc.subjectRural African Americans
dc.subjectRural older adults
dc.subjectSocial convoys
dc.subjectSocial networks
dc.subjectTexas
dc.subject.lcshRural African Americans--Texasen_US
dc.subject.lcshRural elderly--Texas--Knowledge and learningen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrican Americans--Texas--Knowledge and learningen_US
dc.titleAn Ethnographic Study of the Learning Needs, Strategies, and Networks of African American Adults Age 65 and Over in Rural Texas
txstate.documenttypeDissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChee, Kyong Hee
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPayne, Emily Miller
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStiegelbauer, Suzanne
thesis.degree.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAdult, Professional, and Community Education
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcosen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
txstate.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


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