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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
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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