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Rooney, Donna; Rhodes, Carl; Boud, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Noting the ever-increasing encroachment of discourses and practices from the private sector on public education providers, this paper argues that such organizations exist within competing sets of differences that seek to define and fix the meaning of "education" and "business". We report on fieldwork conducted in an adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, College Administration, Public Education
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Brown, Tony; Yasukawa, Keiko – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
Can the current education programme of the Australian trade union movement contribute to reviving union growth and union culture, develop new activists and leaders, and encourage and facilitate the organisational change needed to re-orient unions to develop broader alliances? Twenty-five Australian trade union leaders were asked to describe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Organizational Development, Administrator Attitudes
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Billett, Stephen; Newton, Jennifer; Ockerby, Cherene M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
When individuals select a particular occupation, they, their families and the community invest significant resources in their preparing for, learning about, and effective participation in that occupation. Yet, given the high attrition rates during that preparation and high levels of early separation from occupations, selection of occupations is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing, Career Choice, Nursing Students
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Pilkington, Rachel M. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
Why do teachers and other educational practitioners become researchers of their own practice? Is their primary motivation one of self-development, the attainment of a doctoral qualification, or the desire to improve outcomes for their learners? Practitioner research is often believed to bring about transformation, particularly in its more…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Doctoral Programs, Action Research
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Felstead, Alan; Fuller, Alison; Jewson, Nick; Unwin, Lorna; Bishop, Dan; Kakavelakis, Konstantinos – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper explores three different ways in which workers experience and react to managerial attempts to mould and shape their identities. It provides illustrations of three theoretically-derived identity modalities: "dramaturgical selves"; "conformist selves"; and "resistant selves". The paper shows how the relationship between personal and…
Descriptors: Identification, Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Hunt, Celia; West, Linden – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper stems from a dialogue on the subjects of learning and learners: one forged out of experiences in research and teaching, and the application of psychodynamic insights, developmental psychology and recent work in the neurosciences, to thinking about adult learning and subjectivity. We argue that some notion of the self needs to be…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Processes, Developmental Psychology, Individual Development
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Belzer, Alisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
In this paper, I report on the work of a practitioner inquiry group that went awry when the sponsor refused to publish and disseminate the participants' final reports, stating that they were of poor quality and did not contribute to the knowledge base. I, the facilitator of the group, disagreed strongly with her. I suggest that the difference…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Inquiry, Evaluation Methods, Stakeholders
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Guile, David; Okumoto, Kaori – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This article explores the extent to which aspiring entrants to the performing arts industry have to develop both the forms of "vocational practice" employers require and "social capital" to enable them to operate effectively in external labour markets (i.e. contract-based and networked-generated work). It focuses on the work of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Labor Market, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
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Lawy, Rob; Tedder, Michael – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This paper is a research-informed response to the paradigm shift that has taken place in the world of teacher education for the further education sector in England during the last few years. We begin by outlining the various changes that have taken place in terms of regulation of the sector and show how this has impacted upon the agency of those…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Davis, Matt; Kiely, Richard; Askham, James – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This article describes an innovative continuing professional development (CPD) programme for experienced English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, and a research study into its impact. The programme incorporates the principles of Practitioner Research (PR) and focuses in particular on the skills of data analysis and situated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
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St. Clair, Ralf; Maclachlan, Kathy; Tett, Lyn – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
The potential of practitioner-led action research (PLAR) to contribute to professional development in adult literacies work is considered from two perspectives. First, a recent initiative in Scotland is examined to illustrate PLAR implemented as professional development. The structural factors needing to be addressed for PLAR to contribute to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Adult Literacy
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Satchwell, Candice; Smith, June – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
This article draws on the experience of a research project designed to bring together practitioners and researchers in further education (FE) colleges and the higher education (HE) sector in pursuit of ways of creating more accessible learning opportunities for students in colleges. Here we explore some of the assumptions underlying the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Projects, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities
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Ball, Malcolm J. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2009
Public policy in the UK has adopted employability to define the relationship of globalisation, work and learning. This article claims that employability serves the interests of capital. It helps capital to exercise its domination/hegemony over labour and employs a redefined vision of learning as its principal vehicle. Employability is a term that…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Public Policy, Education Work Relationship, Labor Economics
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Warhurst, Russell – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2008
Reflective learning is a standard and largely unquestioned pedagogy of initial in-service professional education. This case study problematises the processes of reflective learning and examines the constraints on beginning professionals' reflection. The paper outlines a theoretical framework to enable understanding of the nature of reflective…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Professional Education, Reflection
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Sumner, Jennifer – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2008
Given today's pressing environmental issues, environmental adult educators can help us learn to live more sustainably. One of the models for more sustainable ways of life is organic agriculture, based in a knowledge system that works with nature, not against it. In order to understand this knowledge, we need to frame it in a way that captures all…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Adult Education, Agriculture, Environmental Education
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