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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).

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Volume 46 Number 2, Autumn 2014

Editorial: Making Politics Educational, Jim Crowther

Citizen Science and Lifelong Learning, Richard Edwards

Emotions and Human Concerns: Adult Education and the Philosophical Thought of Martha Nussbaum, Donovan Plumb

Trína Chélie: Reflections on Journaling in the Border Country of Doctoral Research, David McCormack

Participation and Family Education in School: Successful Educational Actions, Lars Bonnell Garcia and Oriol Ríos

Lost in Translation: Tracing the Erasure of the Critical Dimension of a Radical Educational Discourse, Aileen Ackland

From Social Movement Learning to Sociomaterial Movement Learning? Addressing the Possibilities and Limits of New Materialism, Callum McGregor

Book reviews

Top article downloads

At  3 December 2014, the most downloaded full-text articles in the last 12 months from IngentaConnect were:

  1. The significance of individual biography in workplace learning, Vol 36 No 1 
  2. Agency and Learning in the Lifecourse: Towards an ecological perspective, Vol 39 No 2 
  3. 'How to be good': Media representation of parenting, Vol 43 No 1
  4. Connecting Bourdieu, Winnicott, and Honneth: Understanding the experiences of non-traditional learners through an interdisciplinary lens, Vol 45, No 2 
  5. The 'double face' of lifelong learning: Two analytical perspectives on a 'silent revolution', Vol 34 No 1
  6. An identity crisis? Using concepts of 'identity', 'agency' and 'structure' in the education of adults, No 39 No 2
  7. Critiquing workplace learning discourses: Participation and continuity at work, Vol 34 No 1
  8. The educational influences on active citizens: A case study of members of the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP), Vol 39 No 1
  9. Adult literacy and numeracy, social capital, learner identities and self-confidence, Vol 39 No 2
  10. Learning behind bars: Time to liberate prison education, Vol 35 No 2

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  1. Adult literacy and numeracy, social capital, learner identities and self-confidence