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Field, John; Morgan-Klein, Natalie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Social class is a major determining factor of people's life chances. Much sociology-based research shows that socio-economic position is still one of the best predictors of who will achieve success, prosperity and social status and, in particular, who will enjoy the highest levels of educational outcomes. Survey data and qualitative studies alike…
Descriptors: Social Class, Higher Education, Access to Education, Academic Persistence
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Jarvis, Christine – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Adult learning takes place not only in educational organisations, but through participation in leisure and special interest groups. Commercially operated weight management organisations recruit large numbers of adults to their classes to learn how to eat healthily and lose weight. They publish readers' "real life" success stories in their…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Adult Learning, Obesity, Body Weight
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Grace, Andre P. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
In 1947 the Truman Commission on Higher Education accentuated the importance of adult education in its report entitled "Higher Education for American Democracy". In 1970 a new US "Handbook of Adult Education" signifying the move to a more professionalised field of study and practice was published. The intervening years encapsulate a time of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, North Americans
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Biesta, Gert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
In this paper I explore the relationships between lifelong learning and emancipation. On the one hand I raise critical questions about the idea of lifelong learning, particularly highlighting the tendency to turn social and political problems into learning problems and thus into issues that need to be resolved by individuals and their learning,…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Correlation, Social Justice, Freedom
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Hodge, Steven; Harris, Roger – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Among the many critiques of competency-based approaches to education and training (CBT) is a strain which draws on Foucault's analysis of "disciplinary" power and knowledge. Foucault offered an interpretation of modern institutions, such as prisons, armies and schools, which revealed subtle mechanisms of surveillance and systems of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competence, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Tett, Lyn; Anderson, Kirstin; McNeill, Fergus; Overy, Katie; Sparks, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article investigates the role of the arts in enabling prisoners to engage with learning and improve their literacy, and the impact this has on their rehabilitation and desistance from crime. It draws on data collected from prisoners who participated in arts interventions in three different Scottish prisons. It argues that participating in the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Drama, Audiences, Correctional Institutions
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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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Oughton, Helen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This study uses audio-recordings of naturally occurring classroom discussions to examine how adult numeracy students drew on their informal knowledge as they worked together to solve mathematical problems. Analysis of the recordings not only reveals the knowledge which the participating students contributed to their discussions, but also…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adults, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Jackson, Susan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article will explore lifelong learning and community participation for older women. In doing so, it will draw on empirical work undertaken with the National Federation of Women's Institutes in England and Wales in the UK; and the Sydney Older Women's Network in Australia. The article will briefly outline something of the policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Involvement, Females
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Mclean, Scott; Gondek, Jyoti – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article inspires critical and creative thinking about the promotion of citizenship development through programmes of study designed primarily to enhance adults' vocational skills. It does so through presenting an empirical case study of an important adult education programme delivered by the Department of University Extension at the…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Rural Youth, Extracurricular Activities, Extension Education
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Erguig, Reddard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article offers an ethnographic case study of two Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers' characteristics and their literacy instruction. It draws on the New Literacy Studies tradition and used ethnographic tools (in-depth interviews, classroom observation and the think-aloud protocol) to explore the characteristics of two ABE teachers and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Protocol Analysis, Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries
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Hallqvist, Anders; Ellstrom, Per-Erik; Hyden, Lars-Christer – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Biographical learning as a conceptual tool for investigating learning in life transitions has gained some recognition over recent years. In this article, we elaborate on this concept against the background of previous research and suggest a number of different modes of biographical learning. We further exemplify and discuss our suggestions in…
Descriptors: Biographies, Career Change, Midlife Transitions, Reflection
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Jubas, Kaela; Knutson, Patricia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article discusses initial findings from a study exploring the pedagogical functions of popular culture. The study was framed by a neo-Gramscian theoretical framework which connects adult education and cultural studies, and asserts that culture underpins important informal adult learning. We used two television shows, "Grey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Medical Students, Student Attitudes
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Taylor, Claire – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article explores the higher education learning experience of Kat, a mature female student. As part of a longitudinal case study spanning two years, data were collected through interviews and journal entries. The data were used to construct an account of Kat's higher education experience, focusing particularly upon her self-theory in relation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Adult Students
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Holst, John D. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
This article has three primary goals centring on a re-examination of the research frameworks we use for understanding the politics of social movements. First, I detail the ideological and methodological deficiencies of the old social movement/new social movement framework. Second, I highlight the positive contributions of research that favoured or…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Politics, Ideology
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