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Learners' Emotional and Psychic Responses to Encounters with Learning Support in Further Education and Training

Robson, Jocelyn; Bailey, Bill and Mendick, Heather. 2008. Learners' Emotional and Psychic Responses to Encounters with Learning Support in Further Education and Training. British Journal of Educational Studies, 56(3), pp. 304-322. ISSN 0007-1005 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article investigates the experience of individual learners who have been allocated learning support in the further education system in England. The particular focus is on interviewees’ constructions of their emotional and psychic experiences. Through the adoption of a psycho-social perspective, learners’ tendency to ‘idealise’ their learning support workers is understood as a strategy for coping with the anxiety generated by a range of previous experiences. The implications for policy-makers are discussed.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8527.2008.00408.x

Keywords:

learning support, further education, training, learning support workers, emotion, psychosocial

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
2008Published

Item ID:

4144

Date Deposited:

15 Oct 2010 15:49

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2012 12:54

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4144

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