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Rogers, Alan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper re-examines the position of the Tanzanian Folk Development Colleges, a national network of adult education institutions, at a time when their long-term financial assistance by the Swedish International Development Agency has come to an end and they are being transferred from the Tanzanian Government Ministry of Community Development to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Vocational Education
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Acharya, Sushan; Jere, Catherine M.; Robinson-Pant, Anna – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Indigenous education engages directly with an overtly politicised process of knowledge construction, recognising and building on existing skills and informal learning practices within communities. Given the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda's emphasis on social justice and gender equality, this paper sets out to explore what indigenous movements…
Descriptors: Females, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Adult Learning
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Black, Stephen; Bee, Barbara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Adult literacy provision began in Australia during a radical education era in the 1970s, and yet in recent decades, social class as a construct has been largely absent in the academic literature on adult literacy. We argue however that social class is essential to understanding adult literacy provision and furthermore that working class people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Social Class
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Lima, Licínio C. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Besides other theoretical perspectives, the understanding of present adult education and learning policy discourse also demands contributions from social enquiry originated in the broader field of permanent education. The works of Paulo Freire and Ettore Gelpi, two of the most important authors who developed a critical perspective of permanent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Educational Theories
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Mikulec, Borut – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
The European Union (EU) has significantly influenced the formation of European adult education policy in the last decade. By raising the importance and visibility of adult education, the EU has become an influential actor in the norm and standard setting for adult education and lifelong learning. However, as previous research has shown, the EU…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Hamilton, Mary – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper focuses on the rapidly expanding field of largescale international assessment surveys and their impact on the field of adult education and learning. I take the case of OECD's survey assessing adult skills (PIAAC) and situate it within the wider context of the datification of educational policy and practice. The claims made for the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, International Assessment
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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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Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
In this article, we focus on how a discourse on inclusion operates through language learning programmes for migrants. We direct our attention to a new form of activities funded by the Swedish government, "Swedish from day 1," organised by popular education institutions. These activities emerged in connection to the migration flows in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Migration, Inclusion
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Bencivenga, Rita – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
This research contributes to critical literature in the field of recognition of prior learning and skills. It frames the idea of the initial assessment as a tool for selecting and orienteering migrants in their further learning and/or training paths, considering the influence of the training background and personal beliefs of the personnel, who…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migrants, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement)
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Erguig, Reddard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article offers an ethnographic case study of two Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers' characteristics and their literacy instruction. It draws on the New Literacy Studies tradition and used ethnographic tools (in-depth interviews, classroom observation and the think-aloud protocol) to explore the characteristics of two ABE teachers and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Protocol Analysis, Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries
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Clemans, Allie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
This paper considers the positioning of work in community learning spaces through insights drawn from a particular case of adult community education in Victoria, Australia. Despite the rhetorical location of adult community education in Victoria as a legitimate and important sector of post compulsory education and as part of the platform on which…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy
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Warren, Simon; Webb, Sue – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2007
Can adult educational research on learning and identity counter the individualising of neoliberal government policy that seeks to constrain educational "choices" to those that contribute to government economic agendas? This article notes the recent move within post-compulsory education research towards an engagement with Bourdieu because…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Public Policy, Educational Research, Adult Learning
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Preece, Julia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2001
Because dominant values marginalize experiences of some groups, social "inclusion" can be a process of normalizing people to the economic status quo. Marginalized social groups can contribute to social capital by taking control of the inclusion process, involving teachers from similar backgrounds, and drawing on learners' viewpoints in curricula.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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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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Gorard, Stephen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Evidence from a large-scale survey of adult learning experiences in Wales suggests there are serious flaws in policies for postsecondary education, including target setting, economic rationale for learning, and technology to overcome barriers. Data show the causes of nonparticipation may not be addressed by the policies being implemented.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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