Aggression, Recognition and Qualification: On the Social Psychology of Adult Educcation in Everyday Life

Kirsten Weber

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    The article analyses the emotional aspects of a professional training process in the light of the participants’ experienced societal status. A detailed text analysis of interviews with a group of social pedagogue staff in Danish Youth clubs focuses on a particular vulnerability and their aggressive perception of other students with social problems, and interprets it partly as a reaction on the paradoxical situation adults in continuing education, and partly in the perspective of their experience of not being recognized as a profession. The last section of the article further explains the deep hermeneutic text analysis applied, which combines psychoanalytical concepts of socialisation with a language game approach.
    Translated title of the contributionAggression, anerkendelse og kvalifikation: Om socialpsykologien i hverdagens voksenlæring
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults
    Issue number1-2
    Pages (from-to)113-130
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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