Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sue Jackson
    Pages 1-16
  3. Sue Jackson
    Pages 17-36
  4. Sue Jackson
    Pages 37-54
  5. Sue Jackson
    Pages 55-80
  6. Sue Jackson
    Pages 81-100
  7. Sue Jackson
    Pages 101-125
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-165

About this book


Lifelong learning is a key feature of society today, and is apparently embraced by a wide range of educators and trainers, as well as by governments and employers. In this wide-ranging book, Sue Jackson shows that universities have been slow to embrace a lifelong learning agenda, and argues that the lifelong learning experiences of women – and especially of working-class students – are seldom welcomed in the academy.

In its unique considerations of the experiences of women students and academics, this book expounds an innovative and critical analysis of women in higher education. It will give a clear indication of alternative strategies for learners, teachers and policy makers.

This book will be of key interest to anyone working in the fields of lifelong learning or continuing education who is interested in making learning accessible and meaningful for disadvantaged groups. It will also appeal to students of education, women's studies, gender studies and sociology; and to those interested in issues of gender, social class, feminist theory and feminist research.


Gender Gender Studies Michel Foucault education learning lifelong learning teaching

Authors and affiliations

  • Sue Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck, University of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6714-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2732-1
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