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Harman, Kerry – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The broad concern of this paper is how the relationship between education, democracy and emancipation might be conceived. This theme is explored through examining the contribution of a Rancierian conception of emancipation and democracy to rethinking widening participation in higher education. Following Ranciere, it is argued that taking equality…
Descriptors: Democracy, Correlation, Access to Education, Higher Education
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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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Elliott, Jane – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Women experience exclusion from citizenship in significant ways. The New Right's education agenda promotes lifelong learning and citizenship within the context of the free market. But lifelong learning can promote a more inclusive view of citizenship by challenging social and cultural reproduction processes, taking a liberatory perspective, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Citizenship, Females, Foreign Countries
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Benn, Roseanne; Burton, Rob – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Surveys of Access Course students and providers at British universities as well as those who inquired about them yielded 1,471 responses. Providers considered math an important qualification, but sizable numbers of students and inquirers saw math as a major barrier to their participation. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Students, Equal Education