Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Higher and Adult Education
Mary Keller Boudreaux
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the deeply personal role of spirituality in adult education as seen through teaching senior citizens and examined the personal manifestation of spirituality through the life experiences of five adult educators. The research questions examined how the participants implement spirituality in their teaching practice, principally informed by their personal definitions of spirituality and how these personal experiences of spirituality influence and shape their work as adult educators. The case study used non-participant observation and semi-structured interviews, which provide the narratives that inform the basis of this study.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Demarse, Laura E., "Case Study on Spirituality in Senior Center Education: Qualitative Research in Adult Education" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1281.