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Research Profile

Mr Jeremy Gass 

Position:EdD Student
School:Social Sciences

Research Interests

Adult learning and active citizenship

EdD Topic / Area

A critical investigation of the notion of active citizenship within the Workers’ Educational Association South Wales


I trained as a social worker in the early ‘70s and subsequently became interested in welfare rights. This took me into adult education initially as a part-time tutor. I was employed by the Workers Educational (WEA) in South Wales for 15 years and then at the University of Wales, Newport for 10 years. I retired as Head of Community Learning in the University’s Centre for Community and Lifelong Learning in 2009. I continue to be involved with WEA as a volunteer and trustee.


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