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Brine, Jacky – Gender and Education, 2006
Through a discourse of diversity, specialism, equality and choice, selective schooling is again on the UK education agenda. A previous selection policy operated between 1944 and 1964. The argument that some children are more suited to a vocational education and others to an academic one is evident now and then. This paper focuses on the…
Descriptors: Adults, Working Class, Biographies, Females
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Brine, Jacky; Waller, Richard – Gender and Education, 2004
Framed by discourses of lifelong learning and widening participation, further education Access to University courses attract mature students from a range of social backgrounds. This paper focuses on eight women students who, to varying degrees, share educational and occupational histories and aspirations. We explore their experiences of the Access…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education
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Brine, Jacky – Gender and Education, 1992
Discusses the European Social Fund's influence on unemployed women's vocational training. The United Kingdom prioritizes some training applications (traditional male manual skills) over others (training for advancement in traditional female jobs and crucial new technological skills). Occupational gendering and regendering keeps women in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Foreign Countries