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Tuckett, Alan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article analyses policy and practice in social and cultural education for adults in England in the post Second World War era, beginning with the flowering of municipal adult education and the expansion of university extra-mural provision. It tracks the emerging policy focus on extending participation to under-represented groups, and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Educational History
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Preston, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Analysis of 120 biographical interviews of English adults established three types of relationships between education and civic participation that are influenced by class, gender, ethnicity, and institutional structures. For "atomists," learning resulted in paradoxically solitary engagement. "Networkers" were not formally…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
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Davey, Judith A.; Jamieson, Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Analysis of data on adults who left school before age 17 and later enrolled in university (New Zealand, n=953; England, n=762) identified factors that influenced reentry. A typology emerged: (1) academically able with financial or other constraints; (2) those uncertain about academic abilities or usefulness of schooling; and (3) alienated,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Enrollment Influences