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Flowers, Rick; Swan, Elaine – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Writing on social movement learning and environmental adult education invokes particular views on knowledge that need further examination and development in relation to food social movements. Although food social movements take different forms, the paper argues that the politics of food knowledge is at the centre of many of these movements.…
Descriptors: Social Change, Documentaries, Activism, Films
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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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Hunt, Celia; West, Linden – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper stems from a dialogue on the subjects of learning and learners: one forged out of experiences in research and teaching, and the application of psychodynamic insights, developmental psychology and recent work in the neurosciences, to thinking about adult learning and subjectivity. We argue that some notion of the self needs to be…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Processes, Developmental Psychology, Individual Development
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Belzer, Alisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
In this paper, I report on the work of a practitioner inquiry group that went awry when the sponsor refused to publish and disseminate the participants' final reports, stating that they were of poor quality and did not contribute to the knowledge base. I, the facilitator of the group, disagreed strongly with her. I suggest that the difference…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Inquiry, Evaluation Methods, Stakeholders
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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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St. Clair, Ralf; Maclachlan, Kathy; Tett, Lyn – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
The potential of practitioner-led action research (PLAR) to contribute to professional development in adult literacies work is considered from two perspectives. First, a recent initiative in Scotland is examined to illustrate PLAR implemented as professional development. The structural factors needing to be addressed for PLAR to contribute to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Adult Literacy
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Ball, Malcolm J. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
Public policy in the UK has adopted employability to define the relationship of globalisation, work and learning. This article claims that employability serves the interests of capital. It helps capital to exercise its domination/hegemony over labour and employs a redefined vision of learning as its principal vehicle. Employability is a term that…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Public Policy, Education Work Relationship, Labor Economics
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Schemmann, Michael; Wittpoth, Jurgen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2008
This paper argues that even though there is continuous research work on participation in adult education, the current state of research is not satisfactory. It develops this assumption by discussing studies that focus on social status and social milieu as explanatory factors for adult education. The authors draw on findings from a research project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Student Participation, Adult Education
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Fenwick, Tara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This paper critically examines popular discourses of pedagogy circulating in adult education theory and practice: pedagogy as (heroic or nurturing) person, as prescriptive strategy, as political purpose, and as situated practices. I argue that problematic conceptions and desires can be identified across these discourses that lead to orientations…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Theories, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This article explores the question of what we might understand to be a learning context within discourses of lifelong learning. If we identify learning as both lifelong and lifewide, how then can we frame a meaningful notion of context and what is its relationship to learning? These are important questions that have been explored within work on…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Context Effect, Discourse Communities
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Alheit, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
This paper argues that there is no other way to describe history, and particularly the personal life history of people, apart from in the form of a narrative. It also suggests that as history is not understandable, save in the form of a narrative, the narration as such "makes" history. Drawing on the findings of a research project on…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Personal Narratives
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Quinn, Jocey – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
The notion of learning community has assumed an important position in discussions about the education of adults. The vision of a network of learning communities each producing forms of social capital is actively promoted as the key to lifelong learning. Universities are increasingly being positioned within this network. This article explores and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Fantasy, Social Capital, Higher Education
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Tett, Lyn – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2004
Widening participation initiatives tend to focus on raising the aspirations of the working class rather than changing educational cultures. However, any analysis must take account of the role of the educational institution itself in creating and perpetuating inequalities. Participation in higher education (HE) is an inherently more risky, costly…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Working Class, Higher Education, Risk
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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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