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Rethinking the relationship

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/9781861346551.003.0005
Rethinking the relationship

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This chapter briefly discusses some of Northern Ireland's distinctive characteristics, with a view to establishing the limitations that these might impose on the wider relevance of this study on social capital and learning. It examines the findings from recent research in terms of the relationship between networks and learning. The chapter then evaluates the significance of this study for the understanding of social capital, taking into account some of the changes that are taking place in the way in which people and communities relate to one another. It argues the need for a differentiated rather than a univocal model of social capital when considering the implications for our understanding of learning, particularly in adult life.

Keywords: Northern Ireland; social capital; learning; adult life; networks; communities

Chapter.  14118 words. 

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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