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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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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