Learning for/at work : Somali women "doing it for themselves"

Morris, Gayle and Beckett, David 2004, Learning for/at work : Somali women "doing it for themselves", Journal of workplace learning, vol. 16, no. 1/2, pp. 75-82.


Title Learning for/at work : Somali women "doing it for themselves"
Author(s) Morris, Gayle
Beckett, David
Journal name Journal of workplace learning
Volume number 16
Issue number 1/2
Start page 75
End page 82
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1366-5626
1758-7859
Keyword(s) culture (sociology)
literacy
employment
somalia
women
learning
Summary This article draws on the understanding of the lives and experiences of two Somali women, as case studies, to examine the relationship between identity, work and language learning. It begins with a brief discussion of embodied knowledge, with a view to exploring how “know how” intersects with literacy and identity. The article then moves to the two case studies to illustrate how certain experiences of work, and of seeking work, embody vital knowledge. The article concludes by considering how this practical embodied knowledge can be confirmed and harnessed to enrich adults’ learning for the workplace.
Language eng
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025960

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
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