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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School for Education Futures > Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in Education (CeDARE) > Learning in Classrooms, Schools and Communities > 'You're nothing without me!': the positive role of education in regaining self-worth and 'moving on' for survivors of domestic abuse

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Title: 'You're nothing without me!': the positive role of education in regaining self-worth and 'moving on' for survivors of domestic abuse
Authors: Morgan, Angela
Citation: Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 12 (2): 241-258
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal: Research in Post-Compulsory Education
Issue Date: 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26395
DOI: 10.1080/13596740701387510
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.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Adult education
Lifelong learning
Domestic abuse
Educational theory
Self-esteem
Survivors
ISSN: 13596748
17475112
Appears in Collections: Learning in Classrooms, Schools and Communities

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