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Adshead, Lesley; Jamieson, Anne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2008
This paper explores educational decision-making within a life course perspective. It draws on interviews carried out with 34 people, ages 30-81, as part of a longitudinal study into educational experiences of part-time mature students in continuing education at a London university. It considers to what extent their decisions about study are…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Young Adults, Educational Experience, Decision Making
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Millar, Pat; Kilpatrick, Sue – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
Family and community capacity building projects in Tasmania are attempting to address the disadvantage of communities marginalised by socio-economic and other influences. Collaborations between the projects, community members and groups, and education and training organisations, have resulted in a leadership process which has fostered reengagement…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Ethnography, Community Development, Disadvantaged Environment
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Malcolm, Janice; Miller, Nod; Armstrong, Paul; Cervero, Ronald M.; Edwards, Richard; Gosling, David; Hayes, Elizabeth R.; Johnson-Bailey, Juanita; West, Linden; Wilson, Arthur L.; Zukas, Miriam – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2001
Includes a review by Malcolm of the new Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education and proceedings of a symposium on the handbook from the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (31st, London, England, July 2001). Addresses issues of knowledge production in the education of adults. (Contains 23…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Guides, Politics of Education
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Bowl, Ric – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
A survey of 499 participants in adult education at the University of Birmingham (England) shows that continuing education is not a leisure activity. Participants have complex and diverse educational goals, reflecting a need for both traditional liberal adult education and a "new tradition"--a social action agenda, certification programs,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Background
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Harrop, Sylvia; Woodcock, Geoffrey – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1992
A survey of 65 Liverpool University students received 24 replies indicating (1) which core adult education modules they considered essential; (2) their reasons for choosing modules (primarily interest and relevance); and (3) constraints on module choice, particularly for part-time students. Issues regarding whether core modules should be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Core Curriculum, Course Selection (Students)
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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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Williamson, B. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1991
Continuing education in Europe is being influenced by economic, social, and cultural changes; the liberal tradition; and program diversity. The increasing integration of European society necessitates reformation of a vision of what lifelong education should be. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, General Education
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Howard, N. P. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1988
Describes the development and implementation of a continuing education program in art therapy for unemployed postsecondary art majors and others of similar background who want to enter this new field. Discusses administrative concerns, especially the program's incompatibility with other continuing education programs, and the program's eventual…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Art Therapy, Case Studies, Continuing Education
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Dymock, Darryl – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
The Australian Imperial Force's Education Service began near the end of World War I to provide educational programs for Australian troops stationed in Europe. The Non Military Employment program aimed to assist in the transition to civilian life after demobilization. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
Continuing education has traditionally defined its purpose within the socialist context in Europe. This ethic is being challenged in a postmodern era. New definitions of radical social purpose are needed to reassert the values of equity and social justice in adult continuing education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Postmodernism
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Preece, Julia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
Interpretations of truth and knowledge are contingent upon power relations. Attempts to unsettle the power-knowledge balance to include different perspectives are often resisted by appeals to the "common-sense" ideology of dominant truths. (SK)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Change, Government Role, Higher Education
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Cherrington, Ruth; van Ments, Morry – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Survey responses from 48% of 132 adult/continuing education tutors in the United Kingdom and follow-up interviews indicated that, despite recognition of the need for active student involvement, use of experiential methods was restricted. Many preferred the term "interactive" and thought such methods were useful occasionally but should be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Continuing Education, Experiential Learning
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Cruikshank, Jane – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1993
A three-year series of interviews with Canadian university extension staff (n=35) found that advocacy is all but extinct because of the "entrepreneurial" values of the university and the professionalization of adult education. As social justice values increase in importance, extension educators should resume an advocacy role. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advocacy, Continuing Education, Extension Education
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Duke, Chris – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Analysis of a government-funded project at the University of Warwick illustrates the nature, scope, and funding of continuing education research and the difficulties that arise and the processes of institutional innovation in universities. (SK)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Research, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Field, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1996
A review of the European Union's adult continuing education (ACE) and training policies concludes that most national systems of ACE are already multifaceted and flexible; the European Union's policy focus on economic growth and competitiveness intensifies environmental degradation and economic inequities; and European Union financial support may…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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