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Clemans, Allie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
This paper considers the positioning of work in community learning spaces through insights drawn from a particular case of adult community education in Victoria, Australia. Despite the rhetorical location of adult community education in Victoria as a legitimate and important sector of post compulsory education and as part of the platform on which…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy
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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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Bond, Meg – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1999
Interviews with striking sheet metal workers explored working class men's nonparticipation in continuing education. Key issues included the unpredictability of their working patterns and lives, employers' failure to accept continuing training as part of the workplace contract, and lack of access to free, comprehensive vocational guidance. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Marczuk, Mieczyslaw – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
A sample of 1,000 Polish adults identified their chief life goals; most believed education played only a moderate part in achieving them. Only a tiny percentage of those wanting to improve skills actually participated in education. Collapse of the old economy and poor preparation exclude a significant portion from participating. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries