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Benn, Roseanne; And Others – 1996
This document contains four papers that examine four diverse topics from the field of adult education: multiculturalism, ageism, mathematics, and new paradigm research. In "Editorial Introduction," Roger Fieldhouse gives an overview of the papers and the experience of their authors. The first paper, "Multi-Cultural Perspectives on…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Attitude Change, Citizenship
Benn, Roseanne – 2001
This paper defines active citizenship as a fundamental aim of democratic society that enables all citizens to participate as fully as possible in cultural, economic, political, and social life. Adult education is recommended as a forum for promoting active citizenship and, since participatory democracy is learned through practice, should be an…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Benn, Roseanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Survey results from 75 British adult learners indicated that the main site where they acquired skills of active citizenship (including interpersonal competence, confidence, and knowledge of government) was the workplace. Very small numbers felt that schools equipped them with these skills. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Democracy
Benn, Roseanne – 1998
This paper provides an overview of a book entitled "Adults Count Too: Mathematics for Empowerment". The introduction to the book details why the author spent three years writing about adults learning mathematics, and outlines the shape and structure of the book. A chapter from the book, entitled "A Matrix of Factors," is presented as an example of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education
Benn, Roseanne – 1997
This book examines the low level of numeracy in Britain, reasons why numeracy is critical, and the forces affecting adults. Section 1 describes the educational environment in which adults learn mathematics. Chapters 1-2 explore the role and purposes of adult education and identify characteristics of and influences on learners and teachers. Section…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
Benn, Roseanne – Adults Learning (England), 1992
Traditionally, liberal adult education in Britain has been premised on nonaccreditation. However, political influences, the thrust of work force development, and student demand are pressuring reconsideration of accreditation. (SK)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Benn, Roseanne – Adults Learning (England), 1994
Interviews with British adult educators (11 women, 6 men) established their learning needs regarding curriculum, assessment, and management; preferred learning strategies; and desired learning outcomes in terms of career advancement, job performance, and enlightenment. Some wanted more formal rather than self-directed learning opportunities. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Educators, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Benn, Roseanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
A survey of enrolled students and withdrawers from a certificate program at the University of Exeter showed that this type of provision is meeting the needs of adults who have not previously benefited from higher education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Benn, Roseanne; Burton, Rob – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Surveys of Access Course students and providers at British universities as well as those who inquired about them yielded 1,471 responses. Providers considered math an important qualification, but sizable numbers of students and inquirers saw math as a major barrier to their participation. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Students, Equal Education
Benn, Roseanne; Burton, Rob – Adults Learning (England), 1994
Higher education access programs have focused deliberately on broadening class, race, and gender composition of participant and have targeted traditionally underrepresented groups. To be truly fair, equal opportunities must be extended across all of the population, in particular to working class men. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
Benn, Roseanne; Fieldhouse, Roger – Adults Learning (England), 1995
Current notions of the learning society are dominated by the notion of the learning market--lifelong learning for economic competitiveness. Learning for active citizenship and liberal democracy, once a major purpose of adult education, is being lost in the process. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Economic Factors, Role of Education
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Benn, Roseanne; Burton, Rob – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1995
Despite strong rhetoric supporting the emancipatory role of adult education, tutors in access to higher education courses for adults tend to contradict this in practice. Gramsci's theory of cultural hegemony shows how subcultures such as these tutors create mental maps from conflicting ideologies (social purpose, individualism, economics) that…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cognitive Mapping, Educational Philosophy, Equal Education