Article | European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults | Competing discourses and the positioning of students in an adult basic education programme

Title:
Competing discourses and the positioning of students in an adult basic education programme
Author:
Anne Winther Jensen: Roskilde University, Denmark
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0039
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Year:
2011
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
107-121
No. of pages:
15
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2011-04-13


This article presents a case study of the learning processes of students enrolled in an adult basic education programme in the social and health care sector in Denmark. Theoretically the project draws on ’positioning theory’, i.e. a poststructuralist approach. The issues being researched are how the students are positioned and position themselves in relation to the discourses mobilised in the programme. A qualitative inquiry, the empirical aspects consist of observations, interviews and studying documents. In addition to suggesting that competition exists between the opposing discourses mobilised in the programme, the preliminary constructions presented in this article point to processes that involve the inclusion and exclusion of students.

Keywords: Positioning theory; adult basic education; poststructuralist research; inclusion and exclusion

Volume 2, Issue: 1, Article 17, 2011

Author:
Anne Winther Jensen
Title:
Competing discourses and the positioning of students in an adult basic education programme:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0039
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Volume 2, Issue: 1, Article 17, 2011

Author:
Anne Winther Jensen
Title:
Competing discourses and the positioning of students in an adult basic education programme:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0039
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  • Andreas Feje & Katherine Nicoll (2013). Editorial: Approaches to research in the education and learning of adults. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, 4(1): 7. DOI: 10.3384/rela.2000-7426.relae6
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