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Transitions and transformations: ways of conceptualising specific contributions by learners in higher education to the development of active citizenship

Jones, IR 2004, Transitions and transformations: ways of conceptualising specific contributions by learners in higher education to the development of active citizenship , in: Education in a Changing Environment, 17-18 September 2003, University of Salford, UK.

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Abstract

In this paper I argue that giving voice to learners’ reflections on their experiences emphasises the complexity of the relationship between national policy objectives and local practices. A critical social science perspective is applied to an evaluation of policy texts and I then analyse how three cohorts of adult learners have reflected on their identities in two sets of focus groups. The research is reflexive in that I am explicit about the theoretical stance I have made in using focus groups as one of my research methods. I argue that a social constructivist paradigm has enabled me to conceptualise experiences of these learners as participants in the construction of a local interpretation of a national policy development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 0902896660
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 12:28
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1186

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