Beyond Fragments: Adults, Motivation And Higher Education

Beyond Fragments: Adults, Motivation And Higher Education

by Linden West
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748404858
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Series:
Culture and Society Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Thinking of Fragments1
Ch. 2Self, Method and Imaginative Empathy17
Ch. 3On Becoming a Solicitor: the Problem of Stated Reasons33
Ch. 4Telling Stories: Brenda and Paul47
Ch. 5Men Talking on the Medway72
Ch. 6Men Talking: Thanet and the Poetic Object of Fishing95
Ch. 7Partners in Change115
Ch. 8Women in Professional and Personal Fragments132
Ch. 9Border Country149
Ch. 10East and West167
Ch. 11Red Pens and Relationships: Retrospect and Prospects in Higher Education187
Ch. 12Beyond Fragments?206
AppendixThe Ethical Code/Conditions of Use Form219
References222
Index229

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