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    What are some of the implications of accreditation on care in adult education?

    McEvoy, Lisa (2013) What are some of the implications of accreditation on care in adult education? Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    The role of the adult educator is changing. This may be attributed to economic factors, changes in policy or changes to structures within educational institutions and providers, to name but a few. In recent times, alterations have occurred within the accreditation system in Ireland, such as the development and implementation of the Common Awards System by FETAC. This research examines how these changes to accreditation are currently impacting on care in adult education in Ireland, in the midst of this new Era. It presents a rationale for providing a caring environment, indicates the importance of caring in adult education and through research, demonstrates evidence of care in the adult learning environment. A critical approach to research was carried out with educators and learners in adult education. An exploration of recent changes in accreditation was completed, and the implications of these changes are examined through a neo-liberal lens. An examination of care in terms of power explores the possibility of neo-liberal discourse within the current accreditation system. In changing times, this research identifies possibility for counter hegemonic action, in order to challenge neo-liberal ideology and promote care in adult education.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: M.Ed. in Adult and Community Education; M.Ed.; accreditation; care; adult education; adult learners;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 9662
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 12:15
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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