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ERIC Number: EJ811123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Critical Adult Learning of Asian Immigrant Workers: A Social Network Perspective
Lee, Mosung; Madyun, Na'im
Asia Pacific Education Review, v9 n2 p113-126 Apr 2008
This study reveals how the social networks of immigrant workers play a key role in mediating critical learning towards a particular political attitude. Theoretical relationships between critical learning and political attitudes were set up and four types of political attitudes were identified. A "resistant political attitude" was conceptually linked to critical learning, and this link was investigated by using social network analysis. Finally, based on the social network analysis, we argue that both the network size and network position of immigrant workers who represented a resistant political attitude tended to shape critical adult learning when they were associated with the collective reinterpretation of the immigrant workers' social lives. (Contains 9 notes, 2 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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