Nurturing Social Capital in Excluded Communities: A Kind of Higher Education by Julia Preece, Ann-Marie Houghton

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Nurturing Social Capital in Excluded Communities: A Kind of Higher Education
Title:
Nurturing Social Capital in Excluded Communities: A Kind of Higher Education
Author:
Julia Preece, Ann-Marie Houghton
ISBN:
0754614654
ISBN13:
978-0754614654
Size PDF:
1904 kb
Size epub:
1319 kb
Publisher:
Ashgate Pub Ltd (October 1, 2000)
Language:
English
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Rating:
3.6
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443

This text presents action research findings on two contemporary issues: how to create an accessible and relevant higher education for adults, and how to document the wider social and non-economic benefits of learning amongst people who do not contribute directly to the nation's wealth creation through waged work. The book starts from the premise that full employment in the conventional sense is unlikely to be a future reality. The book argues that for some adult learners, their contribution to globalized systems must stem from individuals having a strong sense of self stemming from a local identity. This means education must recognize different and multiple identities, communities and cultures by strengthening social capital from the grass roots. Higher learning must equip people for the inevitable influences and demands of globalization in a modern, changing world.

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