|Title: ||'You're nothing without me!': the positive role of education in regaining self-worth and 'moving on' for survivors of domestic abuse|
|Citation: ||Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 12 (2): 241-258|
|Publisher: ||Routledge (Taylor & Francis)|
|Journal: ||Research in Post-Compulsory Education|
|Issue Date: ||2007 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content?content=10.1080/13596740701387510|
|Abstract: ||This research paper shows the ways in which survivors of domestic abuse can move on with their lives and take action to prevent their re-victimisation by returning to education. The primary aim was to explore the role of education as an agent of change, effecting positive and empowering changes to survivors' lives, thereby enhancing their life chances and preventing future re-victimisation. A qualitative approach was adopted in which in-depth life-history interviews were conducted with the target population and semi-structured interviews conducted with key workers from domestic abuse support agencies and educational service providers. A measure of social capital was used to assess the level of social support available to participants at two points in time. Findings suggest a relationship between social support networks and a need for long-term one-to-one support in achieving personal and educational development—a primary motivation to living abuse-free lives.|
|Keywords: ||Adult education|
|Appears in Collections: ||Learning in Classrooms, Schools and Communities|
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