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Busher, Hugh; James, Nalita – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper discusses how mature Access to Higher Education (AHE) students worked hard to gain access to Higher Education (HE) because they wished to pursue careers that required this level of education. They wanted to transform themselves as learners to achieve their aspirations despite the hurdles that many faced, such as maintaining families,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, College Students, Occupational Aspiration
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Hanemann, Ulrike – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article examines perceptions of indigenous women of the "Bilingual Indigenous Education Model for Life and Work" (MIB) programme which the Mexican Government initiated a decade ago as an alternative route for indigenous youth and adults into basic education. Programme objectives include the promotion of equal access to quality basic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Females
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Breyer, Lisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
According to globalisation theories, the importance of international organisations such as UNESCO and EU regarding processes of policy-making is increasing and it is no longer the nation state alone that is regulating policy. Focusing on equity and social justice as central topics of the global discourse, the article raises the question of how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Guo, Shibao – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
This study explores adult education programmes under the auspices of multiculturalism at a Chinese cultural centre in Canada in helping immigrants with their cultural development and integration in Canadian society. The study employs an exploratory case study approach combining methods of document analysis and personal interviews. The findings…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Immigrants, Cultural Pluralism, Social Integration
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Harman, Kerry – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The broad concern of this paper is how the relationship between education, democracy and emancipation might be conceived. This theme is explored through examining the contribution of a Rancierian conception of emancipation and democracy to rethinking widening participation in higher education. Following Ranciere, it is argued that taking equality…
Descriptors: Democracy, Correlation, Access to Education, Higher 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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Fragoso, A. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
The Bologna Process, recently implemented in Portugal, has brought many changes to higher education institutions. One of these changes refers to a law that enables mature students (23 years and older) to gain special access to higher education, taking into account their professional experience and other biographical elements. The numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
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Kurantowicz, Ewa; Nizinska, Adrianna – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
The article is based on the results of research carried out under the RANLHE project in several Polish academic institutions. Applying the biographical research approach, the project aimed to explore and understand the access and retention-related experiences of non-traditional students. In a study of non-traditional students, three distinct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students
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Schömer, Frank; González-Monteagudo, José – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper explores participation in higher education in Germany and Spain through two case studies from the RANLHE project. There is one case in each national context (Germany and Spain) based on biographical interviews undertaken between 2008 and 2010. Social, economic and cultural dimensions are explored in order to better understand the German…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Field, John; Morgan-Klein, Natalie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Social class is a major determining factor of people's life chances. Much sociology-based research shows that socio-economic position is still one of the best predictors of who will achieve success, prosperity and social status and, in particular, who will enjoy the highest levels of educational outcomes. Survey data and qualitative studies alike…
Descriptors: Social Class, Higher Education, Access to Education, Academic Persistence
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Rule, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world most affected by HIV & AIDS, accounting for two-thirds of the global burden of the pandemic. People with disabilities are regarded as a high-risk group for HIV but have been largely neglected in programmes of education, treatment and support. This paper examines the possibilities for a learning…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Focus Groups, Adult Education, Disabilities
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Steele, Tom – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Popular education movements can be dated back to the religious heresies of the Middle Ages but only become well-formed movements following the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. In this article I outline the scope and nature of some of the most effective of these movements which have come to inform the concept of the "public sphere"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Intellectual History, Activism
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Gustavsson, Maria; Eriksson, Anna Fogelberg – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
The aim is to investigate female and male managers' learning environments with particular focus on their opportunities for and barriers to learning and career development in the managerial work of a male-dominated industrial company. In the case study 42 managers, 15 women and 27 men in the company were interviewed. The findings demonstrate that…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Career Development, Gender Differences, Work Environment
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Curry, Mary Jane – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2003
Analysis of the use of the skills model to teach basic writing to nontraditional English language learners in community college points out barriers to this approach, including wide variation in linguistic, cultural, and educational background and inability to help students transition to academic discourse. An academic socialization model using…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Basic Writing, Community Colleges, English (Second Language)
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Selwyn, Neil; Gorard, Stephen; Williams, Sara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Interviews with 36 adult learners in information-communications technology (ICT) settings, using the concept of learning trajectories, revealed barriers to widening participation through ICT. In addition to technical shortcomings, social, economic, cultural, and political issues hinder the process, including lack of innovative instruction and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Foreign Countries
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