Pathways to Adulthood

Educational opportunities, motivation and attainment in times of social change

  • Ingrid Schoon
  • Rainer K. Silbereisen
This book brings together research by leading experts and young scholars in psychology, sociology, economics, social policy and education to investigate how social inequality, individual motivation and social change make a difference to young people as they negotiate their transition to adulthood.
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Educational opportunities, motivation and attainment in times of social change

  • Ingrid Schoon
  • Rainer K. Silbereisen
This book brings together research by leading experts and young scholars in psychology, sociology, economics, social policy and education to investigate how social inequality, individual motivation and social change make a difference to young people as they negotiate their transition to adulthood.

Price: £24.99

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The Principal

Power and professionalism in FE

  • Maire Daley
  • Kevin Orr
  • Joel Petrie
Using Machievelli’s ‘The Prince’ as a metaphor, the contributors stringently examine how power is exercised and experienced in the Further Education sector and where it is leading. Playfully but with fierce commitment to FE, they consider adult education and the FE systems throughout the UK and in Ireland and Australia.
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Power and professionalism in FE

  • Maire Daley
  • Kevin Orr
  • Joel Petrie
Using Machievelli’s ‘The Prince’ as a metaphor, the contributors stringently examine how power is exercised and experienced in the Further Education sector and where it is leading. Playfully but with fierce commitment to FE, they consider adult education and the FE systems throughout the UK and in Ireland and Australia.

Price: £24.99

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Juggling Higher Education Study and Family Life

  • Louise Webber
Women with families face particular challenges when they undertake Higher Education, such as coping with the demands of study, new family routines, and the changed identity when mother becomes student. This book is a valuable guide for women in similar situations, and will enhance the understanding of tutors, lecturers and policymakers.
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  • Louise Webber
Women with families face particular challenges when they undertake Higher Education, such as coping with the demands of study, new family routines, and the changed identity when mother becomes student. This book is a valuable guide for women in similar situations, and will enhance the understanding of tutors, lecturers and policymakers.

Price: £19.99

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Valuing Higher Education

An appreciation of the work of Gareth Williams

  • Ronald Barnett
  • Paul Temple
  • Peter Scott
Leading international analysts examine Gareth Williams’s contribution to the economics of higher education in essays that are a testimony to Williams’s conception that the field cannot be properly understood unless viewed alongside social policy, changes in knowledge production, the life chances of students, and their actual learning experience.
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An appreciation of the work of Gareth Williams

  • Ronald Barnett
  • Paul Temple
  • Peter Scott
Leading international analysts examine Gareth Williams’s contribution to the economics of higher education in essays that are a testimony to Williams’s conception that the field cannot be properly understood unless viewed alongside social policy, changes in knowledge production, the life chances of students, and their actual learning experience.

Price: £26.99

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Learning in Womanist Ways

Narratives of first-generation African Caribbean women

  • Jan Etienne
The benefits are explored of lifelong learning for black Caribbean women who came to Britain in the 1950s and ’60s. We see the social and cultural identities they bring to learning, their sisterhood as they rise above past oppression. Notions of ageing in poor health, poverty and isolation are challenged by the learners’ different, happier reality.
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Narratives of first-generation African Caribbean women

  • Jan Etienne
The benefits are explored of lifelong learning for black Caribbean women who came to Britain in the 1950s and ’60s. We see the social and cultural identities they bring to learning, their sisterhood as they rise above past oppression. Notions of ageing in poor health, poverty and isolation are challenged by the learners’ different, happier reality.

Price: £20.00

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The Coming of Age for FE?

Reflections on the past and future role of further education colleges in England

  • Ann Hodgson
In this detailed, scholarly and yet remarkably accessible collection, Ann Hodgson brings together leading FE researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, from whose work emerges a fascinating narrative of the development of the sector and the place it finds itself in today.
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Reflections on the past and future role of further education colleges in England

  • Ann Hodgson
In this detailed, scholarly and yet remarkably accessible collection, Ann Hodgson brings together leading FE researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, from whose work emerges a fascinating narrative of the development of the sector and the place it finds itself in today.

Price: £24.99

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Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses

  • Maire Daley
  • Kevin Orr
  • Joel Petrie
In the Brothers Grimm tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses they escape from the room they are locked in to dance all through each night. Using this as a metaphor for the possibility of subversion and autonomy in FE teaching, twelve practitioners suggest professional development that will culminate in a collective, celebratory result.
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  • Maire Daley
  • Kevin Orr
  • Joel Petrie
In the Brothers Grimm tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses they escape from the room they are locked in to dance all through each night. Using this as a metaphor for the possibility of subversion and autonomy in FE teaching, twelve practitioners suggest professional development that will culminate in a collective, celebratory result.

Price: £24.99

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Rita and Gerald

Adult learning in Britain today

  • Philip Stevens
Rita and Gerald traces the history of adult learning in the UK through six renowned institutions, from Ruskin College to the OU. The stories of 150 students studying courses ranging from entry-level English to post-graduate degrees chart how adult education has adapted to change over two centuries and show why the sector is needed more than ever.
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Adult learning in Britain today

  • Philip Stevens
Rita and Gerald traces the history of adult learning in the UK through six renowned institutions, from Ruskin College to the OU. The stories of 150 students studying courses ranging from entry-level English to post-graduate degrees chart how adult education has adapted to change over two centuries and show why the sector is needed more than ever.

Price: £24.99

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Professional Life in Modern British Higher Education

  • Bryan Cunningham
This collection offers a range of perspectives on the ways in which societal, legislative, and educational trends have transformed the work of the academic. The book reminds readers that academic life has never been static, and that new times have brought forth new professional conditions, expectations, identities, and paradigms.
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  • Bryan Cunningham
This collection offers a range of perspectives on the ways in which societal, legislative, and educational trends have transformed the work of the academic. The book reminds readers that academic life has never been static, and that new times have brought forth new professional conditions, expectations, identities, and paradigms.

Price: £25.99

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The Hallmark University

Distinctiveness in higher education management

  • Paul Temple
This book brings together and analyses recent research findings relevant to university and college management, both empirical and theoretical, and places them in the context of existing ideas about the management of the modern university, and the policy frameworks within which they operate.
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Distinctiveness in higher education management

  • Paul Temple
This book brings together and analyses recent research findings relevant to university and college management, both empirical and theoretical, and places them in the context of existing ideas about the management of the modern university, and the policy frameworks within which they operate.

Price: £24.99

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