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ERIC Number: EJ808283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
Learners' Emotional and Psychic Responses to Encounters with Learning Support in Further Education and Training
Robson, Jocelyn; Bailey, Bill; Mendick, Heather
British Journal of Educational Studies, v56 n3 p304-322 Sep 2008
This article investigates the experience of individual learners who have been allocated learning support in the further education system in England. The particular focus is on interviewees' constructions of their emotional and psychic experiences. Through the adoption of a psycho-social perspective, learners' tendency to "idealise" their learning support workers is understood as a strategy for coping with the anxiety generated by a range of previous experiences. The implications for policy-makers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)