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The European Social Fund and the EU: Flexibility, growth, stability (2002)
Book
Brine, J. (2002). The European Social Fund and the EU: Flexibility, growth, stability. Continuum/Sheffield Academic Press

This book is based on an original and sustained analysis of European Commission policy texts related to the European Social Fund (ESF) and its broader educational, socio-economic and political context. The work is based on a rigorous library and inte... Read More about The European Social Fund and the EU: Flexibility, growth, stability.

Further education participation, European expansion and European erasure (2002)
Journal Article
Brine, J. (2002). Further education participation, European expansion and European erasure. British Educational Research Journal, 28(1), 21-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/01411920120109720

From within the context of the planned expansion of the European Union (EU) to include the 12 applicant states from central and eastern Europe and the predicted reduction of the European financial support given to the UK, the article draws on empiric... Read More about Further education participation, European expansion and European erasure.

“Everybody gets one or two chances in life, this is my second!”: Risk and the construction of (mature) students’ biographies (2002)
Journal Article
Waller, R. (2002). “Everybody gets one or two chances in life, this is my second!”: Risk and the construction of (mature) students’ biographies

This article presents preliminary findings from a PhD study that began in September 2001. It seeks to outline provisional thoughts as to how the notion of risk influences the construction of biographies for mature students on an Access course at a Fu... Read More about “Everybody gets one or two chances in life, this is my second!”: Risk and the construction of (mature) students’ biographies.

'I want to prove to myself that I can do this!': Risk and uncertainty in the construction of personal biographies for access students (2002)
Journal Article
Waller, R. (2002). 'I want to prove to myself that I can do this!': Risk and uncertainty in the construction of personal biographies for access students

This paper is a preliminary discussion of research findings from a PhD study that began within UWE’s Education Faculty in September 2001. It will seek to outline provisional thoughts as to how notions of risk and uncertainty are employed in the const... Read More about 'I want to prove to myself that I can do this!': Risk and uncertainty in the construction of personal biographies for access students.