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Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard; Müller, Margaretha – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The adult cohort of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) provides data from six sets of longitudinal data derived from 11,932 German adults. We used the NEPS data to look at the effects of formal education in adulthood and occupational changes on participation in further vocational education and training in order to gain a better…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Older Workers, Adult Education
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Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Golding, Barry; Findsen, Brian; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This specially themed ""Getting of Wisdom," Learning in Later Life" Edition of the "Australian Journal of Adult Learning" ("AJAL") is not so much concerned with the issue of ageing itself, but more about quality of life regardless of age. It is about taking, but also giving back as best as possible at any…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Quality of Life, Knowledge Level, Adult Learning
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Kearns, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The modern Learning City concept emerged from the work of OECD on lifelong learning with streams of Learning Cities and Educating Cities having much in common but having little contact with each other. While the early development of Learning Cities in the West has not been sustained, the present situation is marked by the dynamic development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Municipalities, Educational Development
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Friebel, Harry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This article addresses the change in the transitional process from secondary school general education to gainful employment within the framework of societal modernisation processes in Germany. We analyse the relationship between the options for and restrictions upon individual educational mobility under the conditions imposed by the various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Educational Mobility, Transitional Programs
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Reghenzani-Kearns, Denise; Kearns, Peter – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This paper traces the policies and lessons learned from two consecutive German national programs aimed at developing learning cities/regions. Known as Learning Regions Promotion of Networks, this first program transitioned into the current program, Learning on Place. A case study chosen is from the Tolzer region where a network has self-sustained…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Lifelong Learning, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Hellwig, Silke – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2006
The German dual apprenticeship system has traditionally been viewed as an effective system for generating a highly skilled workforce in the trades, crafts and service sectors. In addition, countries and systems looking to improve their own approaches to vocational education and training (VET) have considered as exemplary the main features of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Vocational Education, Competency Based Education
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Deissinger, Thomas – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2000
Germany's Dual System of apprenticeship and training has been criticized for obsolescence and social segmentation. Some advocate a more flexible approach to improve training programs. Although new types of training are emerging, the lower end of the qualifications ladder is being neglected. (Contains 60 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Job Training