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Selwyn, Neil; Gorard, Stephen; Furlong, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This paper explores the varied use of information technologies (ITs) such as the computer and Internet for self-education, highlighting how these technologies can facilitate and suppress such learning opportunities throughout the adult population. Based on data drawn from a large-scale study of adults in the West of England and South Wales, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology, Social Stratification
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Selwyn, Neil; Gorard, Stephen; Williams, Sara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Interviews with 36 adult learners in information-communications technology (ICT) settings, using the concept of learning trajectories, revealed barriers to widening participation through ICT. In addition to technical shortcomings, social, economic, cultural, and political issues hinder the process, including lack of innovative instruction and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Gorard, Stephen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Evidence from a large-scale survey of adult learning experiences in Wales suggests there are serious flaws in policies for postsecondary education, including target setting, economic rationale for learning, and technology to overcome barriers. Data show the causes of nonparticipation may not be addressed by the policies being implemented.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Gorard, Stephen; Rees, Gareth; Fevre, Ralph – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1999
Analysis of patterns of participation of 1,104 adults in South Wales shows that socioeconomic background, more than educational attainment, plays a crucial role in educational participation. Over time, immediate and later patterns of participation are determined by separate influences. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Participation