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Macintyre, Janis – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This paper explores learner progression for participants in community-based adult learning (CBAL) provision in Scotland. It focuses on learners' perceptions of progression drawn from analysis of life history interviews carried out with ten adults who had participated in community-based adult learning. The analysis of data was undertaken in three…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Biographies
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Oughton, Helen – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This study uses audio-recordings of naturally occurring classroom discussions to examine how adult numeracy students drew on their informal knowledge as they worked together to solve mathematical problems. Analysis of the recordings not only reveals the knowledge which the participating students contributed to their discussions, but also…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adults, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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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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Mclean, Scott; Gondek, Jyoti – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article inspires critical and creative thinking about the promotion of citizenship development through programmes of study designed primarily to enhance adults' vocational skills. It does so through presenting an empirical case study of an important adult education programme delivered by the Department of University Extension at the…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Rural Youth, Extracurricular Activities, Extension Education
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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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Hallqvist, Anders; Ellstrom, Per-Erik; Hyden, Lars-Christer – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
Biographical learning as a conceptual tool for investigating learning in life transitions has gained some recognition over recent years. In this article, we elaborate on this concept against the background of previous research and suggest a number of different modes of biographical learning. We further exemplify and discuss our suggestions in…
Descriptors: Biographies, Career Change, Midlife Transitions, Reflection
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Jubas, Kaela; Knutson, Patricia – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article discusses initial findings from a study exploring the pedagogical functions of popular culture. The study was framed by a neo-Gramscian theoretical framework which connects adult education and cultural studies, and asserts that culture underpins important informal adult learning. We used two television shows, "Grey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Medical Students, Student Attitudes
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Taylor, Claire – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2012
This article explores the higher education learning experience of Kat, a mature female student. As part of a longitudinal case study spanning two years, data were collected through interviews and journal entries. The data were used to construct an account of Kat's higher education experience, focusing particularly upon her self-theory in relation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Adult Students
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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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Flowers, Rick; Swan, Elaine – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Writing on social movement learning and environmental adult education invokes particular views on knowledge that need further examination and development in relation to food social movements. Although food social movements take different forms, the paper argues that the politics of food knowledge is at the centre of many of these movements.…
Descriptors: Social Change, Documentaries, Activism, Films
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Pitman, Tim; Broomhall, Susan; Majocha, Elzbieta – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Universities traditionally construct ethical, as well as educational goals in their mission, which they attempt to promote not only through their graduates, but sometimes directly to the wider community. This study explores how targeting lifelong learners through the medium of educational tourism might be one such way in which universities can…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Tourism, Lifelong Learning, Intentional Learning
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Clover, Darlene E.; McGregor, Catherine; Farrell, Martha; Pant, Mandakini – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Our feminist cross-national comparative study explored the informal and nonformal education and learning of women politicians in Canada and India. Using individual interviews, focus groups, surveys and observations of training sessions we compared and contrasted socio-cultural contexts, challenges, education and learning philosophies, and diverse…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Politics, Nonformal Education
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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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Ball, Malcolm – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
The initiative by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and affiliated trade unions in the UK to appoint trade union learning representatives (ULRs), to promote learning among their members, is a significant development in adult learning. Understandably, the initiative has attracted the attention of academic researchers, but primarily from the…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Labor Education, Unions, Adult Learning
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O'Shea, Sarah – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
How individuals position themselves as "students" within the university landscape can provide insight into the personal experience of entering this environment. This article will explore how one group of female students narrated their identity work as they moved through the first year of study in an Australian university. These students…
Descriptors: Females, First Generation College Students, Adult Students, Self Concept
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