Esther Prins

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Professor, Learning & Performance Systems

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Research interests include critical and sociocultural perspectives of adult and family literacy; gender; civic engagement; and participatory approaches to education, community development and research. In particular, she examines the social and cultural d

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Recent Publications

“You Can’t Win a Cold War with Hot Weapons”: Frank C. Laubach’s Educational Project, Adult Literacy Campaigns, and US Foreign Policy (1945–1961)

Cherewka, A. & Prins, E., Feb 2022, In: Comparative Education Review. 66, 1, p. 19-40 22 p.

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‘Daddy made a mistake and needed a time out’: Incarcerated parents as moral educators

Kaiper-Marquez, A., Stickel, T. & Prins, E., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Moral Education.

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‘The video is an upgrade from them all’: how incarcerated fathers view the affordances of video in a family literacy programme

Stickel, T., Prins, E. & Kaiper-Marquez, A., 2021, In: Learning, Media and Technology. 46, 2, p. 174-189 16 p.

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On the fly: Adapting quickly to emergency remote instruction in a family literacy programme

Kaiper-Marquez, A., Wolfe, E., Clymer, C., Lee, J., McLean, E. G., Prins, E. & Stickel, T., Dec 2020, In: International Review of Education. 66, 5-6, p. 691-713 23 p.

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Digital storytelling in adult education and family literacy: a case study from rural Ireland

Prins, E., Jul 3 2017, In: Learning, Media and Technology. 42, 3, p. 308-323 16 p.

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Taking initiative and constructing identity: international graduate student spouses’ adjustment and social integration in a rural university town

Campbell, K. & Prins, E., Jul 3 2016, In: International Journal of Lifelong Education. 35, 4, p. 430-447 18 p.

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Education for youth at the borderlands: Developing comparative and international education between states

Krupar, A. & Prins, E., 2016, In: International Perspectives on Education and Society. 28, p. 195-222 28 p.

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Participation in adult education for community development: a critical discourse analysis of Training for Transformation

Krupar, A. M. & Prins, E., Jul 3 2016, In: International Journal of Lifelong Education. 35, 4, p. 359-375 17 p.

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Adult Learners in Higher Education: A Rural–Urban Analysis of Pennsylvania FAFSA Applicants’ Educational, Demographic, and Financial Characteristics

Prins, E. S., Kassab, C. & Campbell, K., May 4 2015, In: Journal of Continuing Higher Education. 63, 2, p. 71-85 15 p.

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Learning and envisioning under climatic uncertainty: An African experience

Tschakert, P., Dietrich, K., Tamminga, K., Prins, E., Shaffer, J., Liwenga, E. & Asiedu, A., 2014, In: Environment and Planning A. 46, 5, p. 1049-1068 20 p.

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Distance learning for GED® students in rural Pennsylvania

Prins, E., Drayton, B., Gungor, R. & Kassab, C., 2012, In: American Journal of Distance Education. 26, 4, p. 217-235 19 p.

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Receptivity toward Immigrants in Rural Pennsylvania: Perceptions of Adult English as Second Language Providers

Prins, E. & Toso, B. W., Sep 2012, In: Rural Sociology. 77, 3, p. 435-461 27 p.

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Participant leadership in adult basic education: Negotiating academic progress and leadership responsibilities

Drayton, B. & Prins, E., May 2011, In: International Journal of Lifelong Education. 30, 3, p. 349-365 17 p.

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On becoming an educated person: Salvadoran adult learners' cultural model of educacion/education

Prins, E., Jul 1 2011, In: Teachers College Record. 113, 7, p. 1477-1505 29 p.

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