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ERIC Number: EJ787635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Men Accessing Education: Masculinities, Class and Choice
Woodin, Tom; Burke, Penny Jane
Australian Educational Researcher, v34 n3 p119-134 Dec 2007
This paper draws on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research project on men (aged 18-54) participating in pre-university access and foundation programs in four London further and higher education colleges. Men's educational choices and decisions are analysed and discussed within current policy debates about widening participation and lifelong learning. These choices are placed within a framework which focuses on masculinity in terms of classed and racialised identifications. For working class and ethnic minority students choices tend to be constrained by mix of material, institutional and emotional forces. For middle class ethnic minority students these factors are only partially alleviated. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom