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Networks, schooling and learning in adult life: interview evidence

John Field

in Social capital and lifelong learning

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346551
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303374 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.003.0003
Networks, schooling and learning in adult life: interview evidence

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This chapter analyses empirical evidence on the connection between people's networks and both their informal and formal learning. It examines the findings of a field-based study of adult learning and social capital in Northern Ireland. The chapter provides an evaluation of interview data gathered in the course of a research project funded through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s Learning Society Programme.

Keywords: networks; informal learning; formal learning; adult learning; Northern Ireland; social capital; ESRC; Learning Society Programme

Chapter.  15451 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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