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McGregor, Callum – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
In recent years academic interest in social movement learning (SML) has flourished. "Studies in the Education of Adults" has arguably emerged as the premier international forum for exploring the links between adult learning and movements for progressive change. In parallel to this subfield, yet largely in isolation from it,…
Descriptors: Social Action, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Social Change
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McCormack, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
In this paper I reflect autoethnographically on my experiences of writing as part of a professional doctorate. I draw on the research journals that I kept during a particularly challenging time in the dissertation process and in particular on the method of journal writing that I used to help me through this time. This storied account offers an…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Doctoral Programs, Adult Learning, Doctoral Dissertations
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Ackland, Aileen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
This article demonstrates that the presence of radical discourse in an educational field is not necessarily evidence of criticality in practice. Appropriated by policy and practitioners within a web of power relations, radical discourse may come to act on practice in ways which are antithetical to its theoretical origins. To illustrate this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Social Theories, Adult Literacy
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Garcia, Lars Bonell; Ríos, Oriol – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
The research "INCLUD-ED, Strategies for Inclusion and Social Cohesion in Europe from Education" (2006-11) identified several forms of family participation that contribute to the improvement of school performance and living together in schools: participation in decision-making processes, participation in the evaluation of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Decision Making
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Gouthro, Patricia; Holloway, Susan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Traditionally, adult education has had a focus on learning connected to social purpose. In the current neoliberal climate, lifelong learning is increasingly defined as an endeavour whereby individuals must situate themselves in a competitive position in order to succeed in the global marketplace. Radical educators who believe that education should…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Fiction
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Player, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
In this article I will use an example of current adult education practice, the Glory and Dismay Football Literacies Programme (GDFLP) to appraise the value of critical discourse analysis (CDA) for adult learners, both individually and collectively, and for adult education practitioners with an interest in developing critical literacy skills. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Discourse Analysis, Critical Literacy, Team Sports
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Sprung, Annette – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Adult education institutions face a variety of challenges in "migration societies". This paper first analyses the marginal adoption of the topic by researchers in a German-speaking context and points out the dominance of a target group approach in the past. To open up alternative perspectives, I will discuss challenges for adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Immigrants, Labor Market
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Endresen, Kristin – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
In the past, non-formal education in South Africa was committed to supporting the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM) in opposition to apartheid. Such non-formal political education was concerned with education for democracy. Post 1994, South African adult education policy has exclusively concentrated on vocational training, shifting the focus away…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Nonformal Education, Democracy
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Hamilton, Robert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This article considers the role played by adult education in a temporary community called Resurrection City in 1968. It draws on primary source documents and oral testimonies from three archives. Social movement theory and the ideas of Freire and Gramsci provide a conceptual framework. In May 1968 around 6,000 poor people from across the United…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Social Action, Civil Rights
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Fragoso, A. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
The Bologna Process, recently implemented in Portugal, has brought many changes to higher education institutions. One of these changes refers to a law that enables mature students (23 years and older) to gain special access to higher education, taking into account their professional experience and other biographical elements. The numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
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West, Linden; Fleming, Ted; Finnegan, Fergal – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper connects Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, dispositions and capital with a psychosocial analysis of how Winnicott's psychoanalysis and Honneth's recognition theory can be of importance in understanding how and why non-traditional students remain in higher education. Understanding power relations in an interdisciplinary way makes…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Higher Education, Personality
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Kurantowicz, Ewa; Nizinska, Adrianna – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
The article is based on the results of research carried out under the RANLHE project in several Polish academic institutions. Applying the biographical research approach, the project aimed to explore and understand the access and retention-related experiences of non-traditional students. In a study of non-traditional students, three distinct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students
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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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Thunborg, Camilla; Bron, Agnieszka; Edström, Eva – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Changes in higher education (HE) in Sweden, from elite to mass education, with an increased number of students and institutions, has raised questions about the role of HE in society. Relating to conflicts between discourses of employability, democracy, traditional academic norms and experiences of non-traditional students, the aim of this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Student Experience, Student Motivation
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Schömer, Frank; González-Monteagudo, José – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper explores participation in higher education in Germany and Spain through two case studies from the RANLHE project. There is one case in each national context (Germany and Spain) based on biographical interviews undertaken between 2008 and 2010. Social, economic and cultural dimensions are explored in order to better understand the German…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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