Includes bibliographical references (p. -221) and index.
PART I: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND INTRODUCTION Introduction PART II: ANALYSIS OF LITERARY TEXTS Pygmalion as allegory for transformational adult learning: Ovid, Shaw and Hughes Educating Rita and Oleanna The Winter's Tale PART III: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA Interview with Joe Interview with Jane Interview with Sarah PART IV: AUTO/BIOGRAPHICAL DATA Interview with Lilian Autobiographical Writing Final thoughts.
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Using Helene Cixous' notion of 'l'ecriture feminine' both as an analogy for transformational learning and as an investigative tool, Hoult explores why some adult learners are able to survive and thrive in the education system, despite facing significantly more challenges than the average student. These challenges include personal trauma, the lack of capital in every sense, or learners' own refusal to play by the rules of the academy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)