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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeing an Adult Learner in Austere Times
Subtitle of host publicationExploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education
EditorsEllen Boeren, Nalita James
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319972084
ISBN (Print)9783319972077
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2018


The main aim of this book has been to present an account of how austerity has had an impact on the adult education sector in Britain, and to bring together chapters which are useful to those teaching and researching in the field, as well as policymakers and practitioners As discussed in the first part of this book, society is characterised by deep inequalities, the marginalisation of disadvantaged groups and too many people living in ‘left behind’ communities.

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