ERIC Number: EJ631921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Ambivalent Identities: The Role of Risk and Contingency in Adults' Descriptions of Participation in Education and Training.
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v7 n1 p93-110 Spr 2001
The opportunities paradigm assumes that participation in lifelong learning is positive and voluntary, yet discourse analysis reveals pervasive pressure to be permanent learners. Recent research suggests that learners may switch between discourses of compulsion and self-realization, and they may combine participant and nonparticipant identities. (Contains 24 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Educational Opportunities, Learning Motivation, Lifelong Learning, Participation, Risk
Community Learning Scotland, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ, Scotland.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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