Abstract

This phenomenological study focused on the lived experience of being a mature adult pursuing a doctoral degree and having a working class background. Findings illuminate the persistent influence of social class on educational experience and the implications for adult education.

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“I Don’t Know the Secret Handshake”: Making Social Class Visible in a Learning Context

This phenomenological study focused on the lived experience of being a mature adult pursuing a doctoral degree and having a working class background. Findings illuminate the persistent influence of social class on educational experience and the implications for adult education.