Beyond Fragments: Adults, Motivation And Higher Education

Beyond Fragments: Adults, Motivation And Higher Education

by Linden West
     
 

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Adults now constitute the majority of students in higher education; what they bring to it, want and need are important questions in the development of a more responsive higher education. The author discusses The Relationship Between Motives, Education, And Life History To Explore how culture and history shape people and their motives for learning, taking into account… See more details below

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Adults now constitute the majority of students in higher education; what they bring to it, want and need are important questions in the development of a more responsive higher education. The author discusses The Relationship Between Motives, Education, And Life History To Explore how culture and history shape people and their motives for learning, taking into account variations in gender, social background and ethnicity, challenging the orthodox view that non-traditional students enter higher educational for vocational/material reasons.

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Develops a cultural psychology of adult learning incorporating object relations and sociological, cultural, and feminist theory, drawing on in-depth biographical research with individual adult students in higher education from various backgrounds. Students' stories and their experiences of oppressive conditions and negative cultural scripting demonstrate the importance of higher education as a space in which to experiment with the creation of new identities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781136350238
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
File size:
0 MB

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