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Boeren, Ellen; Whittaker, Susan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
It is Europe's ambition to be a strong knowledge based economy. The European Commission recognises the role of lifelong learning in achieving this aim. However, exploring participation rates in post-compulsory learning, it is clear that access to education and training is unequally distributed in society. We know that participation rates vary by…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Adults, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Jarvis, Christine; Gouthro, Patricia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
Many educators of professionals use arts-based approaches, but often explore this within the confines of their own professional disciplines. This paper consists of a thematic review of the literature on arts and professional education, which cuts across professional disciplines in an attempt to identify the specific contribution the arts can make…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Art Education, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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Meek, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) is recognized as Brazil's most successful social movement. Although its goal is agrarian reform, the MST has been the subject of significant educational scholarship due to the emphasis it places on education reform, and formal and informal education. The MST's pedagogy has been extensively analysed. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Propaganda, Social Action, Land Acquisition
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Hodkinson, Phil; Hodkinson, Heather; Evans, Karen; Kersh, Natasha; Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna; Senker, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2004
In this paper we address a perceived gap in the workplace learning literature, for there is very little writing which successfully integrates the issues of individual learners into predominantly social theories of learning. The paper draws upon data from four linked research projects to address this problem. Following an analysis of the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Learning Theories, Social Theories, Workplace Literacy
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Taylor, Edward W. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Auto-photography and photo elicitation are techniques that can help teachers articulate often subconscious beliefs about teaching. In auto-photography, participants, not researchers, take the pictures. Photo elicitation uses photographs to stimulate the interviewing process. Issues include research collaboration, mutual visual context,…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Interviews
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Alheit, Peter; Dausien, Bettina – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Focuses on tensions between two perspectives: a global political consensus on lifelong learning as reorganization of the education system and a phenomenology of lifelong learning that depicts education as a biographical process. Presents research needs focused on social learning. (Contains 93 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Biographies, Discourse Analysis, Lifelong Learning
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Murphy, Mark – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Uncritical acceptance of globalization and postindustrialism leads to acceptance of lifelong learning policy as a neutral reaction to inevitable technological transformation. A structural theory of power is needed in adult education in order to reclaim lifelong learning as a force for empowerment and social change. (Contains 59 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Change, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning
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Jackson, Nancy; Jordan, Steve – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
A literature review indicates that policymakers have forged an apparent consensus on skill training among business, labor and individuals, with the presumption of mutual benefit. However, reforms have shifted control over and benefits from training to private capital, lessening the value of skill development for individuals' bargaining power in…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Capitalism, Educational Benefits, Employment Potential
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Hacker, R. G.; Harris, M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
Adults do not learn science in the same way as either children or scientists. A separate theory of adult learning of science for scientific literacy is needed as the basis for the development of methodologies. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Informal Education, Learning Theories
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Keane, Patrick – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
This literature review shows that independent learning and self-improvement were promoted in early nineteenth-century Canada. However, learner autonomy in the working classes faltered in the face of lack of resources and political opposition. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Independent Study
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Gordon, Paul – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1991
A new wave of racism in Europe is influenced by (1) rising nationalist sentiment; (2) government policies restricting immigration and asylum; (3) the transnational policies of the European Community; and (4) the politics and social change of the "new world disorder." (SK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Public Policy, Racial Bias
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Oglesby, K. L. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1991
A review of women's status in Europe concludes that the integration of women into the labor market, rise in their education/training levels, and wider availability of child care are not enough to enable equal access to power. Adult education can help ensure wider opportunities and freedom of choice for women. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Equal Education
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Forrester, Keith; Ward, Kevin – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1991
Adult continuing education's response to European unemployment is characterized as a move from marginality to expansion (1980-85) and from expansion to encapsualization or institutionalization (1985-91). The rapidly changing context may mark the future as a search for collective action. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Economic Factors, Educational Development
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Savicevic, Dusan M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1991
Reviews the history of the term andragogy and compares concepts in Germany, France, Holland, Britain, Finland, the USSR, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Yugoslavia. Delineates five differing schools of thought. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Andragogy, Comparative Analysis, Concept Formation
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Mumba, Elizabeth – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1988
The author reviews selected research and literature related to women in Zambia. Topics include (1) socialization of girls in schools, (2) training needs of women in rural areas, (3) involvement of women in the informal sector in urban areas, and (4) status of women as shown through a study of government structure. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Females
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