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Black, Stephen; Bee, Barbara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Adult literacy provision began in Australia during a radical education era in the 1970s, and yet in recent decades, social class as a construct has been largely absent in the academic literature on adult literacy. We argue however that social class is essential to understanding adult literacy provision and furthermore that working class people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Social Class
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Ollis, Tracey; Ryan, Cheryl; Starr, Karen; Harrison, Ursula – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This article focusses on later life learning in Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria, Australia, amidst a backdrop of neoliberal education policies impacting on Adult Community Education (ACE) in Australia. This empirical research was conducted in the state of Victoria and charts the learning of older learners (referred to in this article as later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Informal Education
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Webb, Sue – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Global migration is increasing to unprecedented levels, especially from non-OECD countries to OECD countries. One of the new challenges for lifelong learning is that migrants are expected to be responsible for ensuring that they have the capabilities and learning to adapt to new contexts but qualifications and experiences obtained in one national…
Descriptors: Migration, Lifelong Learning, Social Networks, Informal Education
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Flowers, Rick; Swan, Elaine – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Drawing on in-depth empirical research, we explore a project called The Welcome Dinner (WDP). The WDP aims to bring together 'newly arrived' people and 'established Australians' to meet and 'share stories' over a potluck meal in 'the comfort of their own home'. The purpose is to create meaningful connections, new friendships and social…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Program Descriptions, Food, Family Environment
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Hodge, Steven; Harris, Roger – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Among the many critiques of competency-based approaches to education and training (CBT) is a strain which draws on Foucault's analysis of "disciplinary" power and knowledge. Foucault offered an interpretation of modern institutions, such as prisons, armies and schools, which revealed subtle mechanisms of surveillance and systems of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competence, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Susan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article will explore lifelong learning and community participation for older women. In doing so, it will draw on empirical work undertaken with the National Federation of Women's Institutes in England and Wales in the UK; and the Sydney Older Women's Network in Australia. The article will briefly outline something of the policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Involvement, Females
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Pitman, Tim; Broomhall, Susan; Majocha, Elzbieta – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Universities traditionally construct ethical, as well as educational goals in their mission, which they attempt to promote not only through their graduates, but sometimes directly to the wider community. This study explores how targeting lifelong learners through the medium of educational tourism might be one such way in which universities can…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Tourism, Lifelong Learning, Intentional Learning
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O'Shea, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
How individuals position themselves as "students" within the university landscape can provide insight into the personal experience of entering this environment. This article will explore how one group of female students narrated their identity work as they moved through the first year of study in an Australian university. These students…
Descriptors: Females, First Generation College Students, Adult Students, Self Concept
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Clemans, Allie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
This paper considers the positioning of work in community learning spaces through insights drawn from a particular case of adult community education in Victoria, Australia. Despite the rhetorical location of adult community education in Victoria as a legitimate and important sector of post compulsory education and as part of the platform on which…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy
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Rooney, Donna; Rhodes, Carl; Boud, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Noting the ever-increasing encroachment of discourses and practices from the private sector on public education providers, this paper argues that such organizations exist within competing sets of differences that seek to define and fix the meaning of "education" and "business". We report on fieldwork conducted in an adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, College Administration, Public Education
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Brown, Tony; Yasukawa, Keiko – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Can the current education programme of the Australian trade union movement contribute to reviving union growth and union culture, develop new activists and leaders, and encourage and facilitate the organisational change needed to re-orient unions to develop broader alliances? Twenty-five Australian trade union leaders were asked to describe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Organizational Development, Administrator Attitudes
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Billett, Stephen; Newton, Jennifer; Ockerby, Cherene M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
When individuals select a particular occupation, they, their families and the community invest significant resources in their preparing for, learning about, and effective participation in that occupation. Yet, given the high attrition rates during that preparation and high levels of early separation from occupations, selection of occupations is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing, Career Choice, Nursing Students
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Santoro, Ninetta – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
This paper reports on a qualitative case study that investigated how the professional identities of trainers in the adult sector in Australia are shaped by intersecting relations of social class, ethnicity, gender and the discourses of vocational adult education. Interviews with two trainers as well as observations of them at work are analysed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Case Studies, Adults
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Evelyn, Debra – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2004
Experimental narrative forms of writing research can offer empowering representations for adult education and feminist researchers. This article presents a selection of academic storytelling in the form of scanned transcript poems or "Learning stories," produced through interviews with women who participated in a special access program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Research, Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse
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Dadswell, Gordon – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2004
On 21 March 1941, the Council of the Workers' Educational Association of Victoria, Australia, (the Association) voted the organisation out of existence. The demise was in no way contemplated, and there was no practical reason why the Council acted in the way it did. This paper is the story of the destruction of a successful adult education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mythology, Adult Education, Educational Development
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