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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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Katsara, Ourania; De Witte, Kristof – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article discusses the teachers' role in self-directed learning (SDL) -- a central concept in adult education. We explore the use of Socratic questioning to develop critical thinking, which is the outcome of SDL in problem-based learning (PBL). In particular, we analyse 11 adult learners' reflective journals in relation to a Socratic seminar.…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Adult Learning, Independent Study
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Erb, Sandra; Drysdale, Maureen T. B. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The current study investigated learning attributes, academic self-efficacy and sense of belonging of mature adult students in higher education. Undergraduate students of all ages at a large Canadian research intensive university were recruited to participate in an online survey. Mature and traditional age students were compared on their motivation…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student School Relationship, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Kathryn, Church; Danielle, Landry; Catherine, Frazee; Esther, Ignagni; Cindy, Mitchell; Melanie, Panitch; Jennifer, Patterson; Sandra, Phillips; Poirier, Terry; Karen, Yoshida; Jijian, Voronka – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article introduces the exhibit called "Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember" and positions it as a focal point for exploring questions of disability, museum exhibition and adult education. Created by the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, "Out from Under" was the first…
Descriptors: Activism, Disabilities, Museums, Exhibits
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Galloway, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
This writing critiques the idea that literacies education can and should empower adult learners. The ideas of Pierre Bourdieu and James Paul Gee are analysed with reference to how power and empowerment are understood and what this means for the concrete practice of adult literacies education by educators and students. My concern is that their…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Adult Students, Student Empowerment
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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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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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Taylor, Claire – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article explores the higher education learning experience of Kat, a mature female student. As part of a longitudinal case study spanning two years, data were collected through interviews and journal entries. The data were used to construct an account of Kat's higher education experience, focusing particularly upon her self-theory in relation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Adult Students
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Pitman, Tim; Broomhall, Susan; Majocha, Elzbieta – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Universities traditionally construct ethical, as well as educational goals in their mission, which they attempt to promote not only through their graduates, but sometimes directly to the wider community. This study explores how targeting lifelong learners through the medium of educational tourism might be one such way in which universities can…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Tourism, Lifelong Learning, Intentional Learning
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O'Shea, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
How individuals position themselves as "students" within the university landscape can provide insight into the personal experience of entering this environment. This article will explore how one group of female students narrated their identity work as they moved through the first year of study in an Australian university. These students…
Descriptors: Females, First Generation College Students, Adult Students, Self Concept
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Sandlin, Jennifer A.; Bey, George J., III – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This case study examines a group of archaeologists working at a new project that strives to be more environmentally friendly and community inclusive, and positions these archaeologists as adult learners who are simultaneously creating a new vision of archaeology and learning to enact new forms of archaeological practice. Using the framework of…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Vision, Adult Students, Adult Learning
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Jackson, Sue – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
Both lifelong learning and community are central to the mission of the National Federation of Women's Institutes (WI). Their website, for example, states that the WI aims to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills--key elements of lifelong…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Females, Focus Groups, Adult Education
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Speight, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2002
Interviews with participants in extramural archaeology in British universities reveal growth in field-based involvement of adult students from 1943-1975. Since the 1970s, archaeology has been increasingly professionalized, leading to its decline in extramural adult education. (Contains 55 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Archaeology, Extension Education
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Payne, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
A survey of 765 adult learners who funded education through the British government's Individual Learning Accounts showed the program brought in new lifelong learning participants, encouraged more demanding learning, and increased participation of underrepresented groups. Advice and guidance played an important role. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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