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Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
This article explores the significance of theories of the post-human for lifelong learning. Drawing upon the works of Karen Barad and Bruno Latour, it suggests that education has focused on the learning subject as a result of an a priori assumption of a separation of matter from meaning, the object from the subject. By contrast, a post-human…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Lifelong Learning, Educational Theories, Humanistic Education
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Oughton, Helen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
The concept of "funds of knowledge" is critically reviewed, tracing a history of the term's changing use since its original conception by Velez-Ibanez and Greenberg in the late 1980s, and discussing its relevance in adult literacy and numeracy classrooms. An attempt is made to locate the concept within wider theoretical frameworks, and in…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Numeracy, Family Characteristics
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Steele, Tom – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Popular education movements can be dated back to the religious heresies of the Middle Ages but only become well-formed movements following the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. In this article I outline the scope and nature of some of the most effective of these movements which have come to inform the concept of the "public sphere"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Intellectual History, Activism
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Scandrett, Eurig; Crowther, Jim; Hemmi, Akiko; Mukherjee, Suroopa; Shah, Dharmesh; Sen, Tarunima – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
There is a need for a theoretical understanding of education and learning in social movements which takes into consideration the diverse ways in which learning occurs as well as the social, economic and ecological conditions in which movements emerge. These material conditions set opportunities and constraints for the generation and distribution…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Gustavsson, Maria; Eriksson, Anna Fogelberg – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
The aim is to investigate female and male managers' learning environments with particular focus on their opportunities for and barriers to learning and career development in the managerial work of a male-dominated industrial company. In the case study 42 managers, 15 women and 27 men in the company were interviewed. The findings demonstrate that…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Career Development, Gender Differences, Work Environment
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Clemans, Allie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
This paper considers the positioning of work in community learning spaces through insights drawn from a particular case of adult community education in Victoria, Australia. Despite the rhetorical location of adult community education in Victoria as a legitimate and important sector of post compulsory education and as part of the platform on which…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy
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Rooney, Donna; Rhodes, Carl; Boud, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Noting the ever-increasing encroachment of discourses and practices from the private sector on public education providers, this paper argues that such organizations exist within competing sets of differences that seek to define and fix the meaning of "education" and "business". We report on fieldwork conducted in an adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, College Administration, Public Education
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Brown, Tony; Yasukawa, Keiko – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Can the current education programme of the Australian trade union movement contribute to reviving union growth and union culture, develop new activists and leaders, and encourage and facilitate the organisational change needed to re-orient unions to develop broader alliances? Twenty-five Australian trade union leaders were asked to describe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Organizational Development, Administrator Attitudes
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Billett, Stephen; Newton, Jennifer; Ockerby, Cherene M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
When individuals select a particular occupation, they, their families and the community invest significant resources in their preparing for, learning about, and effective participation in that occupation. Yet, given the high attrition rates during that preparation and high levels of early separation from occupations, selection of occupations is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing, Career Choice, Nursing Students
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Pilkington, Rachel M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
Why do teachers and other educational practitioners become researchers of their own practice? Is their primary motivation one of self-development, the attainment of a doctoral qualification, or the desire to improve outcomes for their learners? Practitioner research is often believed to bring about transformation, particularly in its more…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Doctoral Programs, Action Research
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Felstead, Alan; Fuller, Alison; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna; Bishop, Dan; Kakavelakis, Konstantinos – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper explores three different ways in which workers experience and react to managerial attempts to mould and shape their identities. It provides illustrations of three theoretically-derived identity modalities: "dramaturgical selves"; "conformist selves"; and "resistant selves". The paper shows how the relationship between personal and…
Descriptors: Identification, Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Hunt, Celia; West, Linden – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper stems from a dialogue on the subjects of learning and learners: one forged out of experiences in research and teaching, and the application of psychodynamic insights, developmental psychology and recent work in the neurosciences, to thinking about adult learning and subjectivity. We argue that some notion of the self needs to be…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Processes, Developmental Psychology, Individual Development
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Belzer, Alisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
In this paper, I report on the work of a practitioner inquiry group that went awry when the sponsor refused to publish and disseminate the participants' final reports, stating that they were of poor quality and did not contribute to the knowledge base. I, the facilitator of the group, disagreed strongly with her. I suggest that the difference…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Inquiry, Evaluation Methods, Stakeholders
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Guile, David; Okumoto, Kaori – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This article explores the extent to which aspiring entrants to the performing arts industry have to develop both the forms of "vocational practice" employers require and "social capital" to enable them to operate effectively in external labour markets (i.e. contract-based and networked-generated work). It focuses on the work of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Labor Market, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
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Lawy, Rob; Tedder, Michael – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper is a research-informed response to the paradigm shift that has taken place in the world of teacher education for the further education sector in England during the last few years. We begin by outlining the various changes that have taken place in terms of regulation of the sector and show how this has impacted upon the agency of those…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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