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The Resource Being an adult learner in austere times : exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education, Ellen Boeren, Nalita James, editors

Being an adult learner in austere times : exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education, Ellen Boeren, Nalita James, editors

Label
Being an adult learner in austere times : exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education
Title
Being an adult learner in austere times
Title remainder
exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Boeren, Nalita James, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the experiences of adult learners in times of austerity. The power of adult education to transform lives is well known, and it is especially powerful for those who missed out on educational opportunities earlier in life. Those who have been successful learners in the past are more likely to continue their education and training, making extra support and funding ever-more important: however, in the current economic and political climate, support for adult learning is significantly decreasing. This book sheds light on the experiences of adult learners, despite the difficulties facing the sector: interweaving empirical discussions with theoretical debates, the editors and contributors demonstrate the challenges and struggles of adult learners in higher, further and community education. This enlightening edited collection will be of interest to all those involved in adult education as well as policy makers and funders. Ellen Boeren is Lecturer at the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is also an active researcher in participation in adult lifelong learning activities. Nalita James is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research interests centre in the sociology of education, encompassing access to higher education, the changing patterns of education, and adult education and lifelong learning.
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
374
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC5225.S64
LC item number
B45 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boeren, Ellen
  • James, Nalita
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adult learning
  • Education
  • Budget deficits
  • Budget deficits
  • Education
Label
Being an adult learner in austere times : exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education, Ellen Boeren, Nalita James, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Adult education in austere times: an introduction; Nalita James and Ellen Boeren.- Chapter 2. Being an adult learner in Europe and the UK: persisting inequalities and the role of the welfare state; Ellen Boeren.- Chapter 3. The message or the bottle? Community, associationism and adult learning as "part of the process of social change"; Sharon Clancy.- Chapter 4. Keeping going in austere times: the declining spaces for adult widening participation in HE in England; Lindsey Fraser and Kerry Harman.- Chapter 5. Mature Students and Social Isolation: being excluded or choosing to be alone?; Charlotte Sutton.- Chapter 6. Subjects in formation: women's experiences of Access to Higher Education courses and entering Higher Education; Sherene Meir.- Chapter 7. Further educations: transformative teaching and learning for adults in times of austerity; Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith.- Chapter 8. Adult education in community organisations supporting homeless adults: exploring the impact of austerity politics; Katy Jones.- Chapter 9. Conclusions and recommendations; Ellen Boeren and Nalita James
Control code
1080427724
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319972084
Lccn
2018951561
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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com.springer.onix.9783319972084
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1080427724
Label
Being an adult learner in austere times : exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education, Ellen Boeren, Nalita James, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Adult education in austere times: an introduction; Nalita James and Ellen Boeren.- Chapter 2. Being an adult learner in Europe and the UK: persisting inequalities and the role of the welfare state; Ellen Boeren.- Chapter 3. The message or the bottle? Community, associationism and adult learning as "part of the process of social change"; Sharon Clancy.- Chapter 4. Keeping going in austere times: the declining spaces for adult widening participation in HE in England; Lindsey Fraser and Kerry Harman.- Chapter 5. Mature Students and Social Isolation: being excluded or choosing to be alone?; Charlotte Sutton.- Chapter 6. Subjects in formation: women's experiences of Access to Higher Education courses and entering Higher Education; Sherene Meir.- Chapter 7. Further educations: transformative teaching and learning for adults in times of austerity; Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith.- Chapter 8. Adult education in community organisations supporting homeless adults: exploring the impact of austerity politics; Katy Jones.- Chapter 9. Conclusions and recommendations; Ellen Boeren and Nalita James
Control code
1080427724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319972084
Lccn
2018951561
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319972084
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1080427724

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