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Coles, Janet; Smith, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This article discusses the relationship between sound broadcasting and adult education, looking at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) during the period of postwar reconstruction and austerity of the 1950s. It considers in particular one of the Corporation's most innovative educative programmes of the period, "The Fifty-One…
Descriptors: Corporations, Audiences, Adult Education, Social Change
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Mace, Jane – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
The experience of television viewing should be part of the literacy curriculum, enabling students to explore and reflect on their interests as critical participants in their cultural environment. (SK)
Descriptors: Critical Viewing, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Metaphors
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Williamson, Bill – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
Discussions with 11 British chemical workers and 13 miners attending continuing education courses highlight the critical importance of the value people place on their own learning needs and the ways in which they interpret the social changes affecting their lives. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Chemical Industry, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Westwood, Sallie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
Discussion with an African-American mental health group in Britain demonstrate the politics involved in the relationship between knowledge and power. Transformative research is seen as part of the politics of postmodernism--the shift from Eurocentrism and the influence of research on political agendas and the balance of power. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Politics, Postmodernism
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McIlroy, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1988
The author analyzes the collaboration between unions and universities to provide courses in "Industrial Studies" in Great Britain from the mid-1970s to the present. He states that the main problem between these two entities was one of clashing educational philosophies. (CH)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Labor Education
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Howard, N. P. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1988
Describes the development and implementation of a continuing education program in art therapy for unemployed postsecondary art majors and others of similar background who want to enter this new field. Discusses administrative concerns, especially the program's incompatibility with other continuing education programs, and the program's eventual…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Art Therapy, Case Studies, Continuing Education
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Allen, Paul – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
Interviews with 50 black adult students in British universities revealed their experience of racism in curriculum and staffing. They constructed informal support networks for themselves and were skeptical about the legitimacy of institutional knowledge and their expectations of employment. Although colleges emphasize widening access…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, College Admission, College Students
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Riddell, Sheila; Baron, Stephen; Wilson, Alastair – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1999
Outlines social capital theories in functionalist and Marxist traditions and their implications for people with learning difficulties. Identifies multiple factors influencing their ability to access social capital, including ability/inability to conform to social norms and economic inequities. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Behavior Standards, Foreign Countries
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McIlroy, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1993
Several case studies examine the issue of whether Trades Union Congress educational programs are inordinately influenced by the state. Continued intervention of the Conservative state and the disorganized condition of labor education leave the latter open to narrow vocationalism. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Censorship, Educational Policy, Federal Aid
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Withnall, Alexandra – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Investigates factors in the development and implementation of two national literacy campaigns in the early 1970s, conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the British Association of Settlements. Identifies the influence upon adult literacy today of issues arising in the campaigns: definition of literacy, arbitrary estimates of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy
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McIlroy, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1990
Reviews the life and work of British adult educator Raymond Williams, including his ideological bases, teaching methods, and publications post-World War II to 1960. Includes 195 reference notes. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Biographies, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1990
Responses from 22 of 40 universities in Great Britain found little improvement in provision for minority students, little evidence of clear policy guidelines and principles of good practice, few minority staff members, and low levels of minority involvement in continuing professional education. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Extension Education
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Iphofen, Ron – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1996
Using a taxonomy of student motives and a framework of transition phases in residential experience, data from interviews with four adult students and questionnaire responses from others showed the following: residential adult students have individualized and instrumental motivations; communal life is seen as vital to the experience; and results…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Residential Colleges