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“Life-changing things happen”: The role of residential education in the transformation of adults’ learning and lives (2018)
Journal Article
Clancy, S. L., & Holford, J. (2018). “Life-changing things happen”: The role of residential education in the transformation of adults’ learning and lives. Education and Training, 60(6), (620-636). doi:10.1108/et-03-2018-0069. ISSN 0040-0912

Purpose: This paper aims to examine the implications for adults of learning in a residential context and whether the residential aspect intensifies the learning process, and can lead to enhanced personal transformation, moving beyond professional ski... Read More

Adult education, spirit and the 'New Age': Sir George Trevelyan and the Shropshire Adult Education College at Attingham 1948-76 (2017)
Thesis
Clancy, S. L. Adult education, spirit and the 'New Age': Sir George Trevelyan and the Shropshire Adult Education College at Attingham 1948-76. (Thesis). University of Nottingham

This thesis presents an interdisciplinary study of post-Second World War short-term residential adult education, through an investigation of the Shropshire Adult Education College (SAEC), 1948-1976. This was located at Attingham Park, Atcham, Shropsh... Read More

The power of language in the age of austerity: volunteers and practitioners reflect on UK civil society (2017)
Journal Article
Clancy, S. (2017). The power of language in the age of austerity: volunteers and practitioners reflect on UK civil society. Research for All, 1(2), (234-251). doi:10.18546/RFA.01.2.02. ISSN 2399-8121

This article is offered as an example of practice-based research, focusing on the concept of praxis: the bringing together of research, theory and action. It does this by exploring the challenges of group work and collaborative thinking, sharing the... Read More

The politics of public engagement: reclaiming community? (2015)
Journal Article
Clancy, S. (2015). The politics of public engagement: reclaiming community?. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 8(1), (160-166). doi:10.5130/ijcre.v8i1.4475. ISSN 1836-3393

This article examines the tension between the rhetoric and reality of public engagement, seen through the eyes of a practitioner who has worked in both the arenas of community activism and as a public engagement broker within a UK Russell Group unive... Read More