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Galloway, Sarah; Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Adult education is a very diverse arena of practice internationally, operating across the public, private and non-profit sectors, with educators and learners coming from all walks of life. In many countries there is no formal route to becoming a qualified adult educator as there is in relation to school teaching, or the qualification of Higher or…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Adult Educators, Adult Education
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Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2014
Citizen science projects have grown in number, scale and scope in recent years. Such projects engage members of the public in working with professional scientists in a diverse range of practices. Yet there has been little educational exploration of such projects to date. In particular, there has been limited exploration of the educational…
Descriptors: Science Projects, Citizen Participation, Science Education, Educational Background
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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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Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This article explores the question of what we might understand to be a learning context within discourses of lifelong learning. If we identify learning as both lifelong and lifewide, how then can we frame a meaningful notion of context and what is its relationship to learning? These are important questions that have been explored within work on…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Context Effect, Discourse Communities
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Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2003
Argues that discourses of lifelong learning act as intellectual technologies that construct individuals as subjects in a learning society. Discuses three discourses using actor-network theory: (1) economics/human capital (individuals as accumulators of skills for competitiveness); (2) humanistic psychology (individuals seeking fulfilment through…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processes, Discourse Analysis, Lifelong Learning
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Malcolm, Janice; Miller, Nod; Armstrong, Paul; Cervero, Ronald M.; Edwards, Richard; Gosling, David; Hayes, Elizabeth R.; Johnson-Bailey, Juanita; West, Linden; Wilson, Arthur L.; Zukas, Miriam – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2001
Includes a review by Malcolm of the new Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education and proceedings of a symposium on the handbook from the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (31st, London, England, July 2001). Addresses issues of knowledge production in the education of adults. (Contains 23…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Guides, Politics of Education
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Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
Argues that provision of training for the unemployed is driven by capitalist economic policy and political choices about participation in the global economy. The gap between aims and outcomes of programs for the unemployed is integral to the restructuring of the economy that is taking place. (SK)
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Government Role
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Connelly, Graham; Milburn, Ted; Thomson, Sandy; Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1998
Interviews with 12 Scottish guidance practitioners revealed the following: (1) impartiality has different meanings in different contexts; (2) counselors' beliefs and organizational expectations about impartiality may conflict; (3) clients may not see impartial counselors as in their best interests; and (4) unequal power relations between…
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Role, Educational Counseling
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Edwards, Richard; Usher, Robin – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
Argues for a less rigid conception of leisure. Describes how leisure has been socially constructed and how the concept is changing in postmodern consumer culture. Suggests that adult education discourse neglects consumer culture and leisure, thus ignoring part of adults' everyday existence. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Economics, Leisure Time, Modernism
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Edwards, Richard; Usher, Robin – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Suggests that "competence" is a component of power-knowledge practices that regulate adults through a process of self-regulation. Argues that competency-based education is a means of producing consent without using oppression or force in reproducing the social order. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Employment Qualifications
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Usher, Robin; Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
Examines humanistic guidance and counseling from two perspectives: the notion of confession as described by Foucault (a means of self-regulation) and modern versus postmodern concepts of identity. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Guidance, Humanistic Education, Postmodernism