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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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Mayo, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper draws on a national lifelong learning (LLL) strategy document to argue that not all EU member states are ready to give up on a more broadened social and community-oriented form of LLL, at least in their policy document discourse. They can appeal, in their policy interpretations, to the 'democratic imaginary' whereby learning, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Boeren, Ellen; Whittaker, Susan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
It is Europe's ambition to be a strong knowledge based economy. The European Commission recognises the role of lifelong learning in achieving this aim. However, exploring participation rates in post-compulsory learning, it is clear that access to education and training is unequally distributed in society. We know that participation rates vary by…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Adults, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ollis, Tracey; Ryan, Cheryl; Starr, Karen; Harrison, Ursula – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This article focusses on later life learning in Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria, Australia, amidst a backdrop of neoliberal education policies impacting on Adult Community Education (ACE) in Australia. This empirical research was conducted in the state of Victoria and charts the learning of older learners (referred to in this article as later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Informal Education
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Fisher, Roy; Fisher, Pamela – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper focusses on peer education and specifically on young women peer educators working within the charity Home-Start in the north of England. This work is undertaken in a social context where educational achievement is increasingly measured by certification and occupational hierarchies have been 'professionalised' whilst notions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Females, Informal Education
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Drawing upon two research studies using life history interviews to explore the learning trajectories of traditionally published fiction authors, this paper focuses on the selective and layered level of storytelling that occurs in life history research; before, during, after, and beyond the interview process. Various aspects of stories that authors…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, Writing Processes
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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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Grotlüschen, Anke – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Global Competence is a domain developed for PISA 2018. We ask whether it ignores voices from the Global South. Criteria are taken from Robertson, known for the theory of glocalisation as well as the educational scientist Seitz. Further criteria are added from a 21st century perspective. The discourse analysis uses documents available to the public…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Discourse Analysis, Achievement Tests
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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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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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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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Jones, Ann; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Norris, Lucy; Gaved, Mark; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Jan; Brasher, Andrew – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
The challenge of supporting immigrant language-learning and social integration has increased recently, leading to initiatives and projects that aim to provide assistance, including using smartphones in the course of daily activities. However, most of the Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) literature focuses on classroom based learning…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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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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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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