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Fraser, Wilma; Hyland-Russell, Tara – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article invokes the spirit of "Sophia" as metaphorical guide for an ongoing reclamation of wisdom spaces and describes a path for educators and practitioners that can assist in the recovery of wisdom in the face of increasing pressures of measurable outcomes within the field of lifelong learning. The authors first examine wisdom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
Jarvis, Christine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2006
This chapter examines how the study of popular romantic fiction was used to transform students' understandings of the ways in which gendered identities are constructed and their perception of the way textual meanings are determined.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Fiction, Reader Text Relationship, Gender Issues
Rubenson, Kjell – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2005
Social class has strongly influenced the development of social policies about adult education. Present policy discourses are a result of weakening working-class interests.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Social Class, Educational Policy, Public Policy