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Worthman, Christopher; Troiano, Beverly – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This article draws on Foucault's later work to consider in an exploratory but specific way how that work can inform educational research. It introduces the concepts of "capillary discourses" and "fissure points" to show, by way of example, how a regime of truth such as neoliberalism shapes lifelong learning theory, the pedagogy…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Neoliberalism, Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories
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Worthman, Christopher – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
Using Foucault's conceptualisation of power and Bahktin's theory of dialogism, the research data presented in this article show how three "successful" learners and their instructor in one computerised GED programme that relied on standardised curriculum materials co-constructed the learning context. The nature of interaction between the…
Descriptors: Success, Adult Education, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs