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Sprung, Annette – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Adult education institutions face a variety of challenges in "migration societies". This paper first analyses the marginal adoption of the topic by researchers in a German-speaking context and points out the dominance of a target group approach in the past. To open up alternative perspectives, I will discuss challenges for adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Immigrants, Labor Market
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Endresen, Kristin – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
In the past, non-formal education in South Africa was committed to supporting the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM) in opposition to apartheid. Such non-formal political education was concerned with education for democracy. Post 1994, South African adult education policy has exclusively concentrated on vocational training, shifting the focus away…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Nonformal Education, Democracy
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Hamilton, Robert – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This article considers the role played by adult education in a temporary community called Resurrection City in 1968. It draws on primary source documents and oral testimonies from three archives. Social movement theory and the ideas of Freire and Gramsci provide a conceptual framework. In May 1968 around 6,000 poor people from across the United…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Social Action, Civil Rights
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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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West, Linden; Fleming, Ted; Finnegan, Fergal – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper connects Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, dispositions and capital with a psychosocial analysis of how Winnicott's psychoanalysis and Honneth's recognition theory can be of importance in understanding how and why non-traditional students remain in higher education. Understanding power relations in an interdisciplinary way makes…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Higher Education, Personality
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Kurantowicz, Ewa; Nizinska, Adrianna – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
The article is based on the results of research carried out under the RANLHE project in several Polish academic institutions. Applying the biographical research approach, the project aimed to explore and understand the access and retention-related experiences of non-traditional students. In a study of non-traditional students, three distinct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students
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Alheit, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper examines the idea of qualitative comparing in order to create a "heuristic concept" that will enable relational structures to be examined, drawing on the sociological tradition founded by Norbert Elias. Subsequently, an empirical research example -- the comparison of three "mentality spaces" in post-socialist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Heuristics
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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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Schömer, Frank; González-Monteagudo, José – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper explores participation in higher education in Germany and Spain through two case studies from the RANLHE project. There is one case in each national context (Germany and Spain) based on biographical interviews undertaken between 2008 and 2010. Social, economic and cultural dimensions are explored in order to better understand the German…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Access to Education
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Field, John; Morgan-Klein, Natalie – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
Social class is a major determining factor of people's life chances. Much sociology-based research shows that socio-economic position is still one of the best predictors of who will achieve success, prosperity and social status and, in particular, who will enjoy the highest levels of educational outcomes. Survey data and qualitative studies alike…
Descriptors: Social Class, Higher Education, Access to Education, Academic Persistence
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Jarvis, Christine – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Adult learning takes place not only in educational organisations, but through participation in leisure and special interest groups. Commercially operated weight management organisations recruit large numbers of adults to their classes to learn how to eat healthily and lose weight. They publish readers' "real life" success stories in their…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Adult Learning, Obesity, Body Weight
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Grace, Andre P. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
In 1947 the Truman Commission on Higher Education accentuated the importance of adult education in its report entitled "Higher Education for American Democracy". In 1970 a new US "Handbook of Adult Education" signifying the move to a more professionalised field of study and practice was published. The intervening years encapsulate a time of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, North Americans
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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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Hodge, Steven; Harris, Roger – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Among the many critiques of competency-based approaches to education and training (CBT) is a strain which draws on Foucault's analysis of "disciplinary" power and knowledge. Foucault offered an interpretation of modern institutions, such as prisons, armies and schools, which revealed subtle mechanisms of surveillance and systems of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competence, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Tett, Lyn; Anderson, Kirstin; McNeill, Fergus; Overy, Katie; Sparks, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article investigates the role of the arts in enabling prisoners to engage with learning and improve their literacy, and the impact this has on their rehabilitation and desistance from crime. It draws on data collected from prisoners who participated in arts interventions in three different Scottish prisons. It argues that participating in the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Drama, Audiences, Correctional Institutions
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