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Parents, partners and peers: Bearing the hidden costs of lifelong learning (2011)
Journal Article
Waller, R., Bovill, H., & Pitt, B. (2011). Parents, partners and peers: Bearing the hidden costs of lifelong learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30(4), 509-526. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2011.588464

This paper examines data from three projects to explore the 'hidden costs' of participating in lifelong learning. Whilst other potential risks (financial for instance) are anticipated, those around family and friendship ties are usually not. Adult re... Read More about Parents, partners and peers: Bearing the hidden costs of lifelong learning.

Welfare to work: training, benefits, un/employment and social justice (2011)
Book Chapter
Brine, J. (2011). Welfare to work: training, benefits, un/employment and social justice. In S. Jackson (Ed.), Lifelong learning and social justice: communities, work and identities in a globalised worldNIACE

This chapter explores a specific aspect of lifelong learning, of 'skills and training', of lifelong learning linked to economic participation through the employment market - or more accurately, to the underbelly of the employment market, to the 'unem... Read More about Welfare to work: training, benefits, un/employment and social justice.

Widening participation Bristol-fashion: Embedding policy and practice at the Universities of Bristol and the West of England (2011)
Book Chapter
Hoare, A., Bowerman, B., Croudace, C., & Waller, R. (2011). Widening participation Bristol-fashion: Embedding policy and practice at the Universities of Bristol and the West of England. In L. Thomas, & M. Tight (Eds.), Institutional Transformation to Engage a Diverse Student Body, 319-326. Emerald

Structured Abstract Purpose: The paper reviews, compares and contrasts the experiences of two neighbouring universities, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, in the introduction, pursuit and institutional embedding... Read More about Widening participation Bristol-fashion: Embedding policy and practice at the Universities of Bristol and the West of England.

We blame the parents! A response to 'cultural capital as an explanation of variation in participation in higher education' by John Noble and Peter Davies (British Journal of Sociology of Education 30, no. 5) (2010)
Journal Article
Harrison, N., & Waller, R. (2010). We blame the parents! A response to 'cultural capital as an explanation of variation in participation in higher education' by John Noble and Peter Davies (British Journal of Sociology of Education 30, no. 5). British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31(4), 471-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2010.484922

This paper offers a response to a recent article where the authors argue cultural capital is the only determinant of the propensity of young people to seek to enter higher education, dismissing other indicators such as social class. This response que... Read More about We blame the parents! A response to 'cultural capital as an explanation of variation in participation in higher education' by John Noble and Peter Davies (British Journal of Sociology of Education 30, no. 5).

'I lived down the road from you': exploring power and identity, then and now. (2010)
Book Chapter
Brine, J. (2010). 'I lived down the road from you': exploring power and identity, then and now. In A. Bathmaker, & P. Harnett (Eds.), Exploring learning, identity and power through life history and narrative research, 130-143. Routledge

The focus of this chapter is not on the substantive findings of research (published elsewhere) but on the interplay of autobiography with the life histories of others - the participant interviewees of the research. The chapter considers the research... Read More about 'I lived down the road from you': exploring power and identity, then and now..

Life history and narrative research revisited (2010)
Book Chapter
Harnett, P. (2010). Life history and narrative research revisited. In A. Bathmaker, & P. Harnett (Eds.), Exploring Learning, Identity and Power through Life History and Narrative ResearchRoutledge

Appropriation of mobile cultural resources for learning (2010)
Journal Article
Pachler, N., Cook, J., & Bachmair, B. (2010). Appropriation of mobile cultural resources for learning. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.4018/jmbl.2010010101

Copyright © 2010 IGI Global. This article proposes appropriation as the key for the recognition of mobile devices - as well as the artefacts accessed through, and produced with them - as cultural resources across different cultural practices of use,... Read More about Appropriation of mobile cultural resources for learning.

Researching learning in and out of school: A narradigmatic approach (2010)
Book Chapter
Andrews, J. (2010). Researching learning in and out of school: A narradigmatic approach. In A. Bathmaker, & P. Harnett (Eds.), Exploring Learning, Identity and Power through Life History and Narrative Research, 84-96. Routledge

This chapter reports on empirical data collected as part of an ESRC funded project as part of the TLRP entitled 'Home-school knowledge exchange in primary education'. The data form part of a qualitative case study exploring out of school learning of... Read More about Researching learning in and out of school: A narradigmatic approach.

Education, equality and the European social model (2009)
Book Chapter
Brine, J., Rasmussen, P., Lynch, K., Boyadjieva, P., Peters, M. A., & Sunker, H. (2009). Education, equality and the European social model. In R. Dale, & S. Robertson (Eds.), Globalisation & Europeanisation in Education, 159-177. Symposium Books

Social welfare and education have been themes in European collaboration since the early days of the Treaty of Rome. Especially after the establishment in 2000 of the Lisbon agenda the EU has stepped up its efforts in these two areas and has integrate... Read More about Education, equality and the European social model.