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For some reason I’m just tired : the persistence of domestic workers in community-based programs.

Cuban, Sondra (2007) For some reason I’m just tired : the persistence of domestic workers in community-based programs. Journal of Continuing and Adult Education, 13 (1). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1361-7788

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Abstract

A study of women migrant domestic workers in the USA and their reasons for participating and persisting in community-based literacy and ESOL programmes is presented. Case studies and themes were developed about the women's experiences of work life and how it connected to their programme participation. The findings revealed that the women had health problems that were related to their work, and they participated in programmes in order to better understand them. The women also experienced considerable isolation at work, and attended their programmes in order to socialise and meet other women like themselves. Additionally, the women wanted to learn how to better negotiate workplace texts, and, eventually, use their new-found knowledge and education to move into other occupations. The article ends with implications for practice and policy.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Continuing and Adult Education
Uncontrolled Keywords: WOMEN AND LEARNING ; ADULT LEARNING ; ADULT LITERACY ; COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION ; IMMIGRANTS AND LEARNING ; ESOL ISSUES ; WOMEN AND THE SERVICE ECONOMY ; PERSISTENCE AND PARTICIPATION
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 28264
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2009 10:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/28264

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