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Fisher, Roy; Fisher, Pamela – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper focusses on peer education and specifically on young women peer educators working within the charity Home-Start in the north of England. This work is undertaken in a social context where educational achievement is increasingly measured by certification and occupational hierarchies have been 'professionalised' whilst notions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Females, Informal Education
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McNicol, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
Working with social haunting was a community-based participatory research project that aimed to investigate how contested pasts carry affective meanings in ways that defy conventional forms of knowledge representation. The project illustrated the potential of the use of playful approaches within adult learning and specifically within a radical…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Play
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Clover, Darlene; Sanford, Kathy – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
In this article, we position museums as 'pedagogic contact zones,' sites fraught with both problems and potential. Using five stories drawn from our work and engagement with public museums over the past five years in Canada, England and Scotland, we illustrate how contemporary practices of critical cultural pedagogy work to construct, deconstruct,…
Descriptors: Museums, Adult Education, Critical Theory, Cultural Education
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Duncan, Sam – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
This paper presents an initial inductive analysis of eight semi-structured interviews with English adult learners conducted as part of the European Union (EU) BeLL project. It uses the theoretical lens of biographical learning (with its key concepts of agency and narrative) to explore what these interviews can tell us about the ways adults express…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Logical Thinking, Informal Education, Adult Education
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James, Nalita; Busher, Hugh; Suttill, Beth – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
Despite the diversification of the student population in higher education, there has been little empirical research on the impact of Access to Higher Education (AHE) courses, on mature students' learning identities, and of the changes in higher education policy on their chances to participate. Using data from a study examining AHE students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, College Students, Access to Education
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Esmond, Bill – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
Adult participation in higher education has frequently entailed mature students studying part time in lower-ranked institutions. In England, higher education policies have increasingly emphasised higher education provision in vocational further education colleges, settings which have extensive adult traditions but which mainly teach…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Part Time Students, Qualitative Research
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West, Linden; Fleming, Ted; Finnegan, Fergal – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper connects Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, dispositions and capital with a psychosocial analysis of how Winnicott's psychoanalysis and Honneth's recognition theory can be of importance in understanding how and why non-traditional students remain in higher education. Understanding power relations in an interdisciplinary way makes…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Higher Education, Personality
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Oughton, Helen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This study uses audio-recordings of naturally occurring classroom discussions to examine how adult numeracy students drew on their informal knowledge as they worked together to solve mathematical problems. Analysis of the recordings not only reveals the knowledge which the participating students contributed to their discussions, but also…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adults, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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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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Lawy, Rob; Tedder, Michael – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper is a research-informed response to the paradigm shift that has taken place in the world of teacher education for the further education sector in England during the last few years. We begin by outlining the various changes that have taken place in terms of regulation of the sector and show how this has impacted upon the agency of those…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Davis, Matt; Kiely, Richard; Askham, James – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This article describes an innovative continuing professional development (CPD) programme for experienced English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, and a research study into its impact. The programme incorporates the principles of Practitioner Research (PR) and focuses in particular on the skills of data analysis and situated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
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Satchwell, Candice; Smith, June – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This article draws on the experience of a research project designed to bring together practitioners and researchers in further education (FE) colleges and the higher education (HE) sector in pursuit of ways of creating more accessible learning opportunities for students in colleges. Here we explore some of the assumptions underlying the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Projects, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities
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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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Thorpe, Mary; Kubiak, Chris – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
The interaction of agency and context in workplace learning is explored through a micro-analysis of the implementation of networked learning communities in schools in England. Interviews with local activists show evidence of co-participation between individuals' responses and their workplace roles and experience as they take up the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Education Work Relationship, Interviews
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Speight, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2004
The role and position of liberal non- or semi-vocational adult education (LAE) within English university provision is endlessly debated, centred upon policy and funding issues in Higher Education (HE). This debate seldom descends to delivery level to relate strategy to the experiences of a largely part-time, casually employed tutor body. This is…
Descriptors: Social Change, Adult Education, Tutors, Higher Education
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