Further Education (FE) is an umbrella term that describes mainly formal learning taking place mainly outside of school environments and largely shaped by historical, industrial and social factors closely related to the local socio-economic circumstances in different towns and cities across the UK. This chapter presents findings from a collaborative research project into how, against a challenging landscape constrained by the pressures of marketization and funding, FE continues to offer a ‘differential space’ (Lefebvre, 1991) in which learners who have often had negative experiences of schooling, supported by critical pedagogy, are able to experience education as transformative (Mezirow, 2000; Duckworth, 2013; Duckworth & Ade-Ojo, 2016; Duckworth & Smith, 2017, 2018b).
|Title of host publication||Doing Critical and Creative Research in Adult Education|
|Place of Publication||Boston|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2020|
- Further education
- Creative research
DUCKWORTH, VICKY., & Smith, R. (2020). Creative, Critical and Democratic Research Dissemination Learners' Lives and Further Education. In Doing Critical and Creative Research in Adult Education (pp. 217-228). Brill. https://brill.com/view/title/56609?contents=editorial-content