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ERIC Number: EJ870196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0266-0830
Asking More than We Can Tell: Social Status, Social Milieu and Social Space in Explanations for Participation in Adult Education
Schemmann, Michael; Wittpoth, Jurgen
Studies in the Education of Adults, v40 n2 p160-175 Aut 2008
This paper argues that even though there is continuous research work on participation in adult education, the current state of research is not satisfactory. It develops this assumption by discussing studies that focus on social status and social milieu as explanatory factors for adult education. The authors draw on findings from a research project on social space and adult education as the basis for arguing that the category of space cannot be neglected in explaining participation, as well as developing cornerstones of a research programme based on analyses which theoretically and methodologically integrate perspectives which have thus far been researched separately. (Contains 1 note and 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States