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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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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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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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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