Abstract

This study focuses upon a sometimes invisible subset of adult learners: higher education staff members. The participant interviews are part of a pilot study intended to create increased understanding of how these unique adult learners experience their environments. This paper focuses upon one central work/school theme, ‘knowing your place’.

Keywords

Adult learners, higher education, higher education staff

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Higher Education Pink and Blue Collar Staff Experiences as Returning Adult Learners, Workers, and Family Members

This study focuses upon a sometimes invisible subset of adult learners: higher education staff members. The participant interviews are part of a pilot study intended to create increased understanding of how these unique adult learners experience their environments. This paper focuses upon one central work/school theme, ‘knowing your place’.