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Cefalo, Ruggero; Kazepov, Yuri – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
In our contribution, we investigate the relationship between social investment (SI) and lifelong learning (LLL), discussing how LLL can be integrated theoretically within a SI approach, by focussing on the ideational principles and policy strategies. First, we describe the SI and LLL perspectives, reviewing their foundations and main principles.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Social Capital, Human Capital, Context Effect
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von Kotze, Astrid; Walters, Shirley; Luckett, Thembi – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2016
This article addresses the tensions and contradictions of applying a popular education approach in the current context of South Africa. It draws upon data from an 18-month research project exploring the traditions of popular education. It presents an extended discussion on the meanings of popular education, and their varied implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Educational Practices, Role of Education
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Thunborg, Camilla; Bron, Agnieszka; Edström, Eva – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Changes in higher education (HE) in Sweden, from elite to mass education, with an increased number of students and institutions, has raised questions about the role of HE in society. Relating to conflicts between discourses of employability, democracy, traditional academic norms and experiences of non-traditional students, the aim of this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Students, Student Experience, Student Motivation
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Biesta, Gert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
In this paper I explore the relationships between lifelong learning and emancipation. On the one hand I raise critical questions about the idea of lifelong learning, particularly highlighting the tendency to turn social and political problems into learning problems and thus into issues that need to be resolved by individuals and their learning,…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Correlation, Social Justice, Freedom
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Jackson, Susan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article will explore lifelong learning and community participation for older women. In doing so, it will draw on empirical work undertaken with the National Federation of Women's Institutes in England and Wales in the UK; and the Sydney Older Women's Network in Australia. The article will briefly outline something of the policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Community Involvement, Females
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Holst, John D. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
This article has three primary goals centring on a re-examination of the research frameworks we use for understanding the politics of social movements. First, I detail the ideological and methodological deficiencies of the old social movement/new social movement framework. Second, I highlight the positive contributions of research that favoured or…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Adult Education, Politics, Ideology
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Wiggins, Noelle – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
In critical and feminist educational circles there has been a lively debate between those who call for more emphasis on contextualisation and concrete practices and those who defend a more generalised view of critical pedagogy. The unceasing march of corporate globalisation and neoliberalism make it absolutely urgent that educators and organisers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Popular Education, Critical Theory
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Grayson, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
The article is based on activist research working in an anti-deportation social movement, and on sixteen interviews with both experienced and less experienced activists between 2009 and 2011. The anti deportation social movement made up of a range of organisations, is identified as a left social movement situated in an historic producer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Adult Education, Migrant Workers
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Oakey, Dorothy – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1990
Examines the role of education, access to it, lack of participation, and education as a means of social control and culture transmission. Argues that work and leisure are interdependent and explores implications for adult education curriculum. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Leisure Time
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Mannion, Greg; Dockerell, Richard; Sankey, Kate – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1998
Uses postmodern and poststructuralist theory to critique ideologies of emancipation and the push for university/business partnerships. Argues for a shift from transmission of a body of knowledge to an interrogation of how knowledge is transmitted. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Higher Education, Postmodernism
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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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Welton, Michael R.; Lecky, James – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1997
Guy Henson, first director of the Adult Education Division for Nova Scotia (1946-56), was instrumental in forming a regional library system. His focus on adult education for a revitalized postwar democracy involved citizen education and increasing political awareness. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Democracy, 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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Alexander, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
The nature, quality, purposes, and value of the curriculum are central issues for adult educators concerned with social transformation, equity, social justice, and democracy. There is a danger in adult education becoming professionalized and "technicized" and allied with the purposes of centralized states and multinational institutions.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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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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