Success stories: aspirational myth in the education of adults

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Understanding the influences upon curriculum formation is an ongoing challenge for adult educators. This discussion describes one approach to curriculum analysis--the aspirational myth--based on the notion that instructors and learners co-construct an idealized identity representing the end point of learning. The aspirational myth is described with reference to an empirical case study of a training programme, and implications for teaching and research discussed.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2004

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