From reproduction to learning cultures: Post-compulsory education in England

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This paper examines recent empirical work on the lived experience of learners in postcompulsory education. The starting point is a brief examination of the socioeconomic context of the sector. Despite the sophistication of analyses of learning cultures, a more radical approach is needed. Failure to do so renders these analyses amenable to appropriation by 'new labour modernisers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-354
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Sociology of Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006


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