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Fisher, Roy; Fisher, Pamela – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper focusses on peer education and specifically on young women peer educators working within the charity Home-Start in the north of England. This work is undertaken in a social context where educational achievement is increasingly measured by certification and occupational hierarchies have been 'professionalised' whilst notions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Females, Informal Education
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Kozerska, Agnieszka – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
The objective of the paper is to explore the relationship between participation in senior organisations and ways of ageing among older people. Moreover, the author focuses on determining whether the type of organisations (religious/non-religious) distinguish different groups of seniors in terms of lifestyle and perception of ageing. The analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Religion
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Macintyre, Janis – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This paper explores learner progression for participants in community-based adult learning (CBAL) provision in Scotland. It focuses on learners' perceptions of progression drawn from analysis of life history interviews carried out with ten adults who had participated in community-based adult learning. The analysis of data was undertaken in three…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Biographies
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Ball, Malcolm – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
The initiative by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and affiliated trade unions in the UK to appoint trade union learning representatives (ULRs), to promote learning among their members, is a significant development in adult learning. Understandably, the initiative has attracted the attention of academic researchers, but primarily from the…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Labor Education, Unions, Adult Learning
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Meek, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) is recognized as Brazil's most successful social movement. Although its goal is agrarian reform, the MST has been the subject of significant educational scholarship due to the emphasis it places on education reform, and formal and informal education. The MST's pedagogy has been extensively analysed. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Propaganda, Social Action, Land Acquisition
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Thorpe, Mary; Kubiak, Chris – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
The interaction of agency and context in workplace learning is explored through a micro-analysis of the implementation of networked learning communities in schools in England. Interviews with local activists show evidence of co-participation between individuals' responses and their workplace roles and experience as they take up the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Education Work Relationship, Interviews
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Selwyn, Neil; Gorard, Stephen; Williams, Sara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Interviews with 36 adult learners in information-communications technology (ICT) settings, using the concept of learning trajectories, revealed barriers to widening participation through ICT. In addition to technical shortcomings, social, economic, cultural, and political issues hinder the process, including lack of innovative instruction and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Billett, Stephen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Although workplace learning is frequently characterized as informal, it usually involves structured, goal-directed, intentional activities. Instead, learning should be seen as interdependent between the individual and the social practice. Tensions arise between the need for continuity and work practices and individual needs to realize goals.…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Environment, Informal Education, Participation
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Gorard, Stephen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Evidence from a large-scale survey of adult learning experiences in Wales suggests there are serious flaws in policies for postsecondary education, including target setting, economic rationale for learning, and technology to overcome barriers. Data show the causes of nonparticipation may not be addressed by the policies being implemented.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Payne, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
A survey of 765 adult learners who funded education through the British government's Individual Learning Accounts showed the program brought in new lifelong learning participants, encouraged more demanding learning, and increased participation of underrepresented groups. Advice and guidance played an important role. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Gorard, Stephen; Rees, Gareth; Fevre, Ralph – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1999
Analysis of patterns of participation of 1,104 adults in South Wales shows that socioeconomic background, more than educational attainment, plays a crucial role in educational participation. Over time, immediate and later patterns of participation are determined by separate influences. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Participation
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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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Hughes, Christina – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Views adult learner resistance through the perspectives of three feminist poststructuralist pedagogies: (1) pedagogy of the unconscious (learners refusing to acknowledge systematic oppression); (2) pedagogy of the unthought (the notion that identity is not innate or fixed); and (3) pedagogy for critical literacy (deconstruction and reconstruction…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Feminism, Participation
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West, Linden – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
A life history approach can give better understanding of adult motivation to participate in education than quantitative surveys can. Interviews with 30 adults entering higher education illustrate the technique but also raise methodological questions about this form of research. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Anxiety, Cultural Context, Higher Education
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Benn, Roseanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
A survey of enrolled students and withdrawers from a certificate program at the University of Exeter showed that this type of provision is meeting the needs of adults who have not previously benefited from higher education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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