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Published twice a year - Spring and Autumn

Studies in the Education of Adults is an international refereed academic journal, publishing theoretical, empirical and historical studies from all sectors of post-initial education and training. It aims to provide a forum for the debate and development of key concepts.

Each issue normally contains 6-8 refereed articles on academic topics in the education of adults, an editorial and a substantial book review section.

Studies in the Education of Adults is published by NIACE in association with the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) and the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA).

Current issue

Volume 45 Number 2, Autumn 2013

Editorial: Access, retention and withdrawal: A European perspective, Barbara Merrill and Lyn Tett

Connecting Bourdieu, Winnicott, and Honneth: Understanding the experiences of non-traditional learners through an interdisciplinary lens, Linden West, Ted Fleming and Fergal Finnegan

How students ‘stay the course’: Retention practices in higher education, Ewa Kurantowicz and Adrianna Nizinska

Participation in higher education: Barriers and opportunities for non-traditional students in higher education in Germany and Spain, Frank Schömer and José González-Monteagudo

Reappraising the importance of class in higher education entry and persistence, John Field and Natalie Morgan-Klein

Motives, commitment and student identity in higher education – experiences of non-traditional students in Sweden, Camilla Thunborg, Agnieszka Bron and Eva Edström

Identifying configurations of higher education: Reflections on concepts that compare complex cultural settings, Peter Alheit

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