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Alheit, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper examines the idea of qualitative comparing in order to create a "heuristic concept" that will enable relational structures to be examined, drawing on the sociological tradition founded by Norbert Elias. Subsequently, an empirical research example -- the comparison of three "mentality spaces" in post-socialist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Heuristics
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Clarke, Julia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Discusses concepts and assumptions underlying actor-network theories and the new literacy studies. Identifies lessons for adult education research derived from sociological approaches to scientific knowledge, which examine power circulating in networks of human and nonhuman entities. (Contains 36 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Research, Literacy, Networks
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Malcolm, Janice; Miller, Nod; Armstrong, Paul; Cervero, Ronald M.; Edwards, Richard; Gosling, David; Hayes, Elizabeth R.; Johnson-Bailey, Juanita; West, Linden; Wilson, Arthur L.; Zukas, Miriam – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2001
Includes a review by Malcolm of the new Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education and proceedings of a symposium on the handbook from the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (31st, London, England, July 2001). Addresses issues of knowledge production in the education of adults. (Contains 23…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Guides, Politics of Education