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Gray, Fred, Ed. – 2002
This document contains 12 papers about lifelong learning in rural communities in Great Britain. The papers, which are intended for lecturers, tutors, and guidance professionals but may also prove useful to organizations providing lifelong learning and policymakers, include conceptual tools as well as empirical case studies documenting lifelong…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs
Benn, Roseanne, Ed.; Fieldhouse, Roger, Ed. – 1998
This document contains six papers examining the theoretical and practical development of university adult continuing education (ACE) curricula in the late 1990s. The following are among the factors considered in "An Exploration of the Factors Affecting the Adult Continuing Education Curriculum" (Roseanne Benn): goals; cultural,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies
Hamilton, Mary, Ed.; Withnall, Alexandra, Ed. – 1995
The following conference papers cover a wide spectrum of issues in continuing education: "Introduction" (Katherine Leni Oglesby); "Footprints in the Sand?--The Legacy of the University Funding Council's Support for Research in Continuing Education" (Chris Duke); "Thinking Fragments: Learning, Life Histories and the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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; 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
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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