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ERIC Number: EJ771230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0260-1370
Patterns and Trends in Part-Time Adult Education Participation in Relation to UK Nation, Class, Place of Participation, Gender, Age and Disability, 1998-2003
Macleod, Flora; Lambe, Paul
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v26 n4 p399-418 Jul 2007
Analysis of data from six years of the British Household Panel Survey (1998-2003) has been used to look at variances in take-up of part time learning opportunities by adults over time in the UK and, separately, by its four constituent nations. The paper provides a useful backdrop of "facts and figures" on patterns of take-up in part time education and training over the first six years of Labour Governments. Whilst the home-international comparisons show differences in terms of general levels of participation they show similar patterns of participation along gender and class lines. Apart from evidencing a steep upturn in the take-up of home-based learning amongst women, a persistent finding was how little had changed over this six year period in terms of removing barriers that position some as disadvantaged and others as advantaged. (Contains 5 tables, 7 figures and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: British Household Panel Survey