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Policy discourses and socially situated participation in education

Tett, Lyn (2008) Policy discourses and socially situated participation in education. In: SCUTREA 2008 38th Annual Conference Proceedings:Whither Adult Education in the Learning Paradigm? Moray House School of Education and SCUTREA, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 496-503. ISBN 978-0-901580-01-6

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This paper discusses how participation in education has been affected by current
educational policy assumptions that emphasise rational, cognitive decision-making
and individual choice within an economistic discourse. It draws on a study of
students participating in a ‘health issues in the community’ programme (reported on
in Allan and Tett, 2005) to explore both how policy changes have influenced
provision and how the subjective experience of engaging in education is bound up
with other life events and experiences.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 08:59
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:41


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