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The benefits of learning : the impact of education on health, family life, and social capital

Author: Tom Schuller
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does education and learning really impact on people's lives? Based on extended interviews with adults of all ages, 'The Benefits of Learning' is a detailed, systematic and vivid account of the impact of formal and informal education on people's lives.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Schuller
ISBN: 0415328004 9780415328005 0415328012 9780415328012 9780203390818 0203390814
OCLC Number: 52963284
Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part A. Background and approach --
1. Studying benefits ; 2. Three capitals : a framework / Tom Schuller --
Part B. Themes and case studies --
3. The impacts of learning on well-being, mental health and effective coping ; 4. Mental health and well-being throughout the lifecourse / Cathie Hammond --
5. Family life and learning : emergent themes ; 6. Family life illustrated : transitions, responsibilities and attitudes / Angela Bassett-Grundy --
7. "A continuous effort of sociability" : learning and social capital in adult life ; 8. Lifelong learning and civic participation : inclusion, exclusion and community / John Preston --
Part C. Drawing together --
9. The benefits of adult learning : quantitative insights / John Bynner and Cathie Hammond --
10. Reappraising benefits / Tom Schuller, Cathie Hammond and John Preston.
Responsibility: Tom Schuller [and others].
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