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Nurturing Social Capital in Excluded Communities: A Kind of Higher Education

Preece, J., and Houghton, A. (2000) Nurturing Social Capital in Excluded Communities: A Kind of Higher Education. Ashgate, Aldershot, England. ISBN 9780754614654

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Book
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s):Preece, Prof Julia
Authors: Preece, J., and Houghton, A.
Subjects:L Education
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:Ashgate
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