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Tett, Lyn – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2004
Widening participation initiatives tend to focus on raising the aspirations of the working class rather than changing educational cultures. However, any analysis must take account of the role of the educational institution itself in creating and perpetuating inequalities. Participation in higher education (HE) is an inherently more risky, costly…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Working Class, Higher Education, Risk
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Bond, Meg – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Adults with limited financial literacy skills must cope with understanding the interrelationship among wages, social security, and welfare systems. Radical adult education can help them make informed decisions about the financial consequences of moving from welfare to work. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship, Consumer Education, Employment