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Gorard, Stephen; Selwyn, Neil; Madden, Louise – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Analysis of British survey data on 5,885 adults showed that 42% reported learning participation in the last 3 years; 36% reported none since leaving school. Access to information/communications technology was associated with age, class, and educational attainment. Technology did not itself increase participation among those already inclined not to…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Adults, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Selwyn, Neil; Gorard, Stephen; Williams, Sara – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Public policy rhetoric depicts information/communications technologies as a means of transforming lifelong education, freeing individual learners, broadening social inclusion, and improving competitiveness. However, concerns about social exclusion are predominantly economic, and increasing participation does not mean the same thing as widening…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Information Technology