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186 Marjean Buckner

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Birth Date - Death Date




Personal Data





Ed.D – doctorate of education




Teaching adult education at a local high school


Awards and Honors

Miami-Dade County Alliance Career Education Award;

Volunteer of the Year Award,

American Lung Association of Dade-Monroe;

Miami Palmetto Senior High School Citizens’Advisory Award;

Dade County Public Schools’ Volunteer of the Year Award;

Teacher of the Year Award for DAVACCE;

President’s Award American Association for Adult & Continuing Education;

Inducted into International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, April 29, 2014



Membership-Professional Organizations

Phi Delta Kappa Educational Honor Society;

American Association for Adult & Continuing Education, (AAACE);

ACE of Florida;

American Nurses Association;

Florida Nurses Association;

American Public Health Association;

Society of Public Health Educators;

American Association of University Women;

Florida Association of Professional Health Educators;

Florida State University Alumni Association (life member);

Mount Carmel College of Nursing Alumni (life member);

National Council of Jewish Women (life members);

Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations (COLLO)








Professional Interest Areas

adult education; GED; ESL; teaching



Major Contributions to Adult Education


Dr. Buckner began teaching adult some 40 years as Assistant Director of In-Service Education at Columbus (OH) Children’s Hospital. She was tasked with implementing educational programs about hospital procedures for the nursing staff, including formal learning programs for nurses’aides and hospital volunteers, to improve their skills so they could relieve the nursing staff of some patient care responsibilities.

Dr. Buckner formally entered adult education in 1992, when she joined the faculty of the Miami Palmetto (FL) Adult Education Center, as Miami Palmett0 (FL) ACE. She developed and taught the curriculum, positively impacting her student’s lives. Her developing curricula for disparate groups of adult students included those with a low level of primary education (GED), English for Speakers of Other Languages, and those with physical needs. She worked with groups including the Epilepsy Foundations, Inc, to instill in her students a belief in their abilities; and W.A.G.E.S., a federally-funded program, to assist those on welfare to improve their economic circumstances by enhancing their academic abilities. Dr. Buckner created a program and developed the curricula to teach language and other skills to hotel workers in the burgeoning South Florida tourism industry to remove impediments to their upward mobility, and took it out of the school and to the hotels where her students worked to insure greater impact and follow-through. In each instance, her teaching influenced the curriculum and insured it was meeting the learning needs of the students for whom she had designed it.




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Interesting Facts






(M. Bukner, personal communication, October 15, 2014).






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