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Tett, Lyn – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1996
The practice of adult educators in single-sex settings is directed by "theories-in-use" about the social construction of gender, such as gender is culturally constructed but people internalize gender stereotypes; gender stereotypes can be challenged and changed; and power to define gender roles lies in patriarchy, but it can be contested…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Sex Stereotypes
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Cocklin, Barry – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1996
Interviews, questionnaires, and participant diaries of 36 adult students were used to investigate the process of becoming a student. The stages of qualitative research were examined: preconceived theory, emergent themes, refinements, secondary analysis, and establishment of grounded theory. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries
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Withnall, Alexandra; Percy, Keith – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1990
Interviews with 13 female and 7 male retirees in the West Midlands, England, aged 60-70 plus, ascertained their self-perceived reading, writing, oral communication, and computation skills. It was concluded that basic skills cannot be defined as an identifiable set of coping skills, but must be based on self-perceived requirements within an…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Educational Gerontology, Foreign Countries
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Cocklin, Barry – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1990
A sample of 36 adult students in New Zealand who returned to secondary school compiled diaries of their experiences. Little support was given to the notion of adult students as highly motivated. Major difficulties were financial dependency, part-time work, and external commitments. Adult students appeared highly individualistic on all…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Reentry Students
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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
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Tovey, Philip – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
According to responses from 37 of 55 continuing education providers in the United Kingdom, the ideal of improving practice through quality assurance (QA) conflicts with pragmatic income generation and participant satisfaction; QA procedures used include participant questionnaires and informal tutor and participant feedback; and primary QA barriers…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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