Book Chapter

Learning Transitions: Research, policy, practice



Ingram R, Field J & Gallacher J (2009) Learning Transitions: Research, policy, practice. In: Ingram R, Field J & Gallacher J (eds.) Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning. Abingdon, UK: Routledge (of Taylor and Francis), pp. 1-6.

Transitions are no longer tied to a bounded set of age-related passages, but increasingly are experienced by all adults through all stages of the life course. This development has stimulated an explosion in the range and variety of transitional learning, as well as reshaping its distribution over the life course. Existing research on learning transitions tends to focus on youth and pathways from school to work; research on adult learning transitions has been much limited. This is now changing, and the paper notes an emerging and powerful agenda of ongoing and future research.

Lifelong learning; Transitions; Learning careers; Adult education; Life course; Adult education Great Britain; Adult learning; Career changes; Career development

Publication date30/06/2009
PublisherRoutledge (of Taylor and Francis)
Publisher URL…sbn9780415495998
Place of publicationAbingdon, UK

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Professor John Field

Professor John Field

Emeritus Professor, Education