Learning sociology for life

the contribution of sociology in the lives and careers of 'non-traditional' students

Alex Law, Wallace McNeish, Catherine Di Domenico

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Abstract

This report outlines the findings from a study of the relationship between the learning, careers and life experiences of 'non-traditional' sociology students at a new university, Abertay Dundee. In a devolved government context, it also directly engages with the Scottish Executiveís (2003) ëlife-long learningí strategy, whose stated aim is to create:

A Scotland where people have the confidence, enterprise, knowledge, creativity and skills they need to participate in economic, social and civic life.

It did this by investigating the experiences of these students in terms of their age, gender and socio-economic background characteristics. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with twenty-four former and current students.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDundee
PublisherUniversity of Abertay
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Learning sociology for life : the contribution of sociology in the lives and careers of 'non-traditional' students. / Law, Alex ; McNeish, Wallace; Di Domenico, Catherine.

Dundee : University of Abertay, 2005. 30 p.

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