ERIC Number: EJ1077716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Keeping the Doors of Learning Open for Adult Student-Workers within Higher Education?
Walters, Shirley; Abrahams, Mark; Witbooi, Sally
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p31-44 2015
The Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC), the triumphant South African liberation movement, proclaims that "the doors of learning shall be open" for all. Twenty years since coming to power, the doors of the universities are struggling to stay open for adult student-workers. An action research project into implementation of "flexible provision" at one historically black university is described in response to these realities. Rich experiences from lives of working librarian student-workers illustrate the complex issues that confront individuals, workplaces and institutions in implementing innovative pedagogies within a university.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Adults, Educational Change, Student Employment, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Enrollment Trends, Action Research, Library Science, Library Education, Educational Environment, Distance Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa