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Lawy, Robert; Armstrong, Paul – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Our primary objective in this paper is revisit a debate that was articulated 25 years ago in this journal in which it was argued that the idea of meeting needs in adult and continuing education is a myth. We extend the original analysis of need and apply it to the case of educational research. We look at the policy context, which has, in the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Trust (Psychology), Accountability
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Tanggaard, Lene – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The primary objective of this paper is to suggest that researchers on workplace learning avoid an isolated learning discourse. The point at issue is that being a learner is just one aspect of people's sometimes complicated lives in the workplace, and that people may sometimes--for good reasons--resist a learning discourse if it is linked…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Job Training, Educational Research, Adult Learning
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Jubas, Kaela – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
Globalization continues to interest researchers and practitioners as it unfolds around us. This article contributes to the analysis of globalization's discourse, objectives and outcomes, by exploring the impact of globalization on community and its implications for adult learning. Using selected themes from a work of fiction to frame this…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Fiction, Novels, Thinking Skills
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Walker, Lynn; Matthew, Bob; Black, Fiona – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
This paper explores the links between socio-economic disadvantage, non-completion in higher education and preparation initiatives. It does this through investigating the effectiveness of the Top-Up Programme, a preparation course for 17 and 18 year olds from schools that have low participation rates in higher education. The University of Glasgow,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status
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St. Clair, R. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
Understanding the influences upon curriculum formation is an ongoing challenge for adult educators. This discussion describes one approach to curriculum analysis--the aspirational myth--based on the notion that instructors and learners co-construct an idealized identity representing the end point of learning. The aspirational myth is described…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Curriculum Development
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Hill, Robert – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
The purpose of this qualitative research was to determine the ways that knowledge is constructed and used by emergent citizen's groups (ECGs are grassroots, action-oriented, problem-solving groups) engaged in environmental conflicts, and by a state government environmental regulatory agency that interfaced with them. Four…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Socialization, Indigenous Knowledge, Case Studies