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Desjardins, Richard – European Journal of Education, 2019
Active ageing has become a policy concept that serves as an important response to the ageing of many societies, primarily because it is thought to lead to positive outcomes such as increased employment, productivity, health and other well-being into older ages. This article presents results of an analysis of the relationship between attaining…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Age Differences, Employment, Health
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Desjardins, Richard – European Journal of Education, 2015
This article briefly reviews the evolving role of major institutions thought to form, reproduce and transform individual as well as collective identities and values, with an emphasis on the impact of state vs market forces via educational systems. This is accompanied by a discussion of various pressures against the state to exert social control on…
Descriptors: Values, Role of Education, Individual Development, Identification (Psychology)
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Saar, Ellu; Ure, Odd Bjorn; Desjardins, Richard – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article considers the role of diverse institutions in framing adult learning systems. The focus is on institutional characteristics and configurations in different countries and their potential impact on the extent of adult learning, as well as on inequalities in access to adult learning. Typologies of education and training systems as well…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Adult Learning, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Desjardins, Richard – European Journal of Education, 2008
This article focuses on some of the conceptual and empirical issues relating to the links between education and well-being. Recent research has made progress in this area, despite the complexity and the limitations of available measurements and other observations. The first part discusses the ill-defined nature of education and the negative…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Correlation, Well Being