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Allen, Paul – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
Interviews with 50 black adult students in British universities revealed their experience of racism in curriculum and staffing. They constructed informal support networks for themselves and were skeptical about the legitimacy of institutional knowledge and their expectations of employment. Although colleges emphasize widening access…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, College Admission, College Students
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Riddell, Sheila; Baron, Stephen; Wilson, Alastair – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1999
Outlines social capital theories in functionalist and Marxist traditions and their implications for people with learning difficulties. Identifies multiple factors influencing their ability to access social capital, including ability/inability to conform to social norms and economic inequities. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Behavior Standards, Foreign Countries