Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Mature studentship in higher education: beyond a 'species' approach

James, David 1995. Mature studentship in higher education: beyond a 'species' approach. British Journal of Sociology of Education 16 (4) , pp. 451-466. 10.1080/0142569950160402

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

It is suggested that major studies of mature student experience are limited by the epistemological underpinnings of their approach and that the representations they offer do not permit an adequate sociological understanding. It is then argued that conceptual tools derived from Bourdieu's sociology can facilitate such an understanding. Two segments of qualitative data from interviews with mature students and their tutors in a UK university department are used to illustrate the potential for a sociological approach which, by focusing on both the constituting and constituted nature of practices, avoids the pitfalls of objectivism and subjectivism apparent in some previous research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0142-5692
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 14:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/71324

Citation Data

Cited 80 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 24 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item