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Fitzsimons, Camilla – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2020
The article is principally written for adult educators. It models an auto-ethnographic approach situating this within a critical pedagogic orientation. As an adult educator working in the Republic of Ireland, I draw from two instances in my own life that helped me to re-think my racialised identity. By reflecting on discomforts in terms of my own…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Whites, Power Structure, Racial Bias
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Breyer, Lisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
According to globalisation theories, the importance of international organisations such as UNESCO and EU regarding processes of policy-making is increasing and it is no longer the nation state alone that is regulating policy. Focusing on equity and social justice as central topics of the global discourse, the article raises the question of how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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West, Linden; Fleming, Ted; Finnegan, Fergal – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper connects Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, dispositions and capital with a psychosocial analysis of how Winnicott's psychoanalysis and Honneth's recognition theory can be of importance in understanding how and why non-traditional students remain in higher education. Understanding power relations in an interdisciplinary way makes…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Higher Education, Personality
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Inglis, Tom – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Daytime adult education has emerged in Ireland in the form of voluntary, locally based groups of working class women providing education for themselves and others. A survey of 96 groups illuminated their struggles with finding suitable space, day care, and advertising. They thrive because of disenchantment with the content, scheduling, and form of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Self Directed Groups