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I call myself a mature student. That one word makes all the difference. Reflections on adult learners' experiences

Waller, Richard

Authors

Richard Waller Richard.Waller@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Education and Social Justice



Citation

Waller, R. (2005). I call myself a mature student. That one word makes all the difference. Reflections on adult learners' experiences. https://doi.org/10.1191/0967550705ab023oa

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Journal Auto/Biography
Print ISSN 0967-5507
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Pages 53-76
DOI https://doi.org/10.1191/0967550705ab023oa
Keywords mature students, adult learners
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1052154
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0967550705ab023oa
Additional Information Additional Information : This paper is one of several refereed journal articles published from the author's doctoral research, a longitudinal study of adults returning to education via an Access to HE course. The research involved repeated semi-structured interviews up to five times each, over a two year period. This paper was presented and discussed at both BERA and the Auto/Biography conferences in 2003. The paper outlines how moving through an Access course and onto university led to changes in the sense of self for a group of mature learners.