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ERIC Number: EJ828523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
The Rise and Rise of Learning Careers: A Foucauldian Genealogy
Goodlad, Cate
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v12 n1 p107-120 Mar 2007
Bloomer began using the concept of "learning careers" in 1996 with similar ideas being offered by Hodkinson on "careership". Their collaboration began in relation to research conducted on the transition from school to Further Education. Part of the rationale put forward for further developing this concept was that much of the literature relating to learning gave scant regard for the complex social and cultural context within which learning takes place. By employing a genealogical methodology borrowed from Foucault, I will address the circumstances under which this concept developed. The advantage of this is that it highlights this discourse as just one of many possible alternatives. My assertion is that due to the dominance of individualistic theories of learning, Bloomer and Hodkinson's work should be viewed as a counter narrative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom