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Macleod, Gale; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article provides evidence of the ways in which Family Learning (FL) has offered opportunities for the negotiation of a culturally responsive pedagogy that positions parents as experts. Although our study is small (ten parents and six FL practitioners) its significance lies in its longitudinal perspective and in-depth analysis, which…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Expertise, Parent Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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Duckworth, Vicky; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper draws on sociological and critical educational frames, particularly Bourdieu's concept of symbolic violence, in order to contest the dominant model of literacy education that is driven by the premise of a 'knowledge economy'. Instead it foregrounds the political, social, and economic factors that marginalise learners. Data from two…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Adult Education
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Pomeroy, Eva; Oliver, Keira – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article reports on the research findings from a qualitative study of adult learners in Scotland taking part in a u.lab MOOC. As a new phenomenon in adult learning, u.lab has been extremely popular yet, at present, there exists little empirical data about either the process or outcomes of the learning experience. This study aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Clover, Darlene E. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Historically, pubic art galleries and museums have a well-deserved reputation for elitism, colonialism and exclusion and they are, therefore, frequently omitted from the discourse of adult education. However, the escalating social, cultural and ecological problems of this new century have placed pressure on these public institutions to change and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Social Change, Museums
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Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
The central questions addressed in this paper are the following: (1) In the context of the (European Union) EU's goal of severing the link between social class background and higher education participation, what progress has been made in widening access over the past two decades? (2) Has the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) helped EU countries to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Student Participation
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Croxford, Linda; Raffe, David – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper compares access to full-time undergraduate higher education (HE) by members of less advantaged social classes and ethnic minorities across the four "home countries" of the UK. It uses data on applicants to HE in selected years from 1996 to 2010. In all home countries students from intermediate and working-class backgrounds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Disadvantaged
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Gallacher, Jim – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper addresses the issue of the impact of expansion and differentiation on widening access to higher education. In particular, it considers the impact of the growing importance of full-time short-cycle higher education in Scotland's colleges of further and higher education, the progression pathways which have now been established from these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Student Participation
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Weedon, Elisabet; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
Governments across Europe have been encouraged by the European Union (EU) to take measures to upskill their workforce to ensure growth and social inclusion. Low-skilled workers are particular targets and learning providers and employers are expected to provide learning opportunities for them. However, research shows that those with low skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Communication Skills, Skill Development
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Biesta, Gert; Cowell, Gillian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
In this article we explore the potential of psychogeographic mapping for developing an understanding of community-as-enacted and discuss how this can help us to get a more nuanced sense of the dynamics of civic learning within communities of plurality and difference. We argue that civic learning has to do with the transformation of private…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Learning Processes, Prosocial Behavior
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McIntyre, Janis – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This paper explores the connection between participation in community-based adult learning (CBAL) and the development of social capital. It is based on a life-history study of participation in community-based adult learning opportunities undertaken in two local authority areas in Scotland. A life-history approach was chosen in order to ensure that…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Biographies
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Findsen, Brian; McEwan, Brett; McCullough, Sarah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Undertaken in the context of an ageing population and under-representation of older adults in formal education in Scotland, this paper reports on selected findings from research funded by the West of Scotland Wider Access Forum. Using a longitudinal design, the project sought, over a two-year period, to track the experiences of 85 working class…
Descriptors: Working Class, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals)
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McAllister, Chris – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This paper reports on original research where the primary objective was to critically explore the learning experiences of older (50+ years) working class adults in the context of a new university. Semi-structured interviews with 10 older learners engaged in a range of study in a new university in the west of Scotland were utilised. This…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Research, Educational Philosophy, Educational Gerontology
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Crowther, Jim; Maclachlan, Kathy; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article discusses the relationship between persistence in adult literacy and numeracy programs, changes in the participants' attitudes to engaging in learning and pedagogic practices using data from eight Scottish literacy education organizations. It argues that literacy learning can act as a resource that enables vulnerable adults to change…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Riddell, Sheila; Ahlgren, Linda; Weedon, Elisabet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Workplace learning is identified by UK and Scottish governments as an important means of achieving social mobility, and therefore producing a more equal society. However, there appears to be a patchwork of provision and funding arrangements, making it difficult for employers and employees to identify suitable routes. Analysis of large scale survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Social Mobility, Education Work Relationship
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Tett, Lyn; Maclachlan, Kathy – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper explores the discourses of power in adult literacy and numeracy (ALN) teaching and learning that were highlighted through the processes of accessing and gaining the views of ALN learners for a research project on the quality of learning and teaching. It details the problems encountered in gaining access to this group of learners and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Social Psychology
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