Understanding the social experience of education from adult learners in South Australian rural communities

Marchant, Jillian, and Taylor, Pauline (2015) Understanding the social experience of education from adult learners in South Australian rural communities. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 14 (1). pp. 64-71.

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This article offers a preliminary overview of a study that investigates the experiences of adult learners residing in rural communities in the state of South Australia. Online delivery of adult education is growing, allowing more individuals who are remote from learning sites to engage with further education. Increased educational opportunity to participate in learning as well as social policy developments with an emphasis on continuing education offers a chance in research to understand the developments generated by adult education. The work presented here shows a way of investigating social engagement offered through education, especially those that allow rural students to enhance their chances across the life course. It does so through engaging with the reports from adult students. Understanding the role of education through the social experiences of adult students in rural communities highlights the role of education in the areas of personal, social and community development.

Item ID: 42830
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-2940
Keywords: adult education; rural community; social engagement
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 01:24
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 30%
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