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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
An increasing number of mayors are adding 'learning' to traditional city responsibility for sewers, roads, parks, garbage and dog-catching. However, just like in the 1970s, there is uncertainty about what is meant by 'learning' and considerable variance embedded in the notion of 'city'. Some Learning City advocates look to UNESCO's Faure and…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Political Attitudes, Conferences (Gatherings), Lifelong Learning
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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
China is trying to develop better outcomes for students, build world-class institutions and ascend global university rankings. Beijing also wants to jettison the notion it is the workshop of the world and embrace a culture of innovation. Peter Jarvis thinks the world would be a better place if ordinary people were given convivial spaces wherein…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Change, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Boshier, Roger; Huang, Yan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
As part of a large-scale learning initiative, the Chinese Communist Party has declared Lushan to be a "learning mountain". There have been people learning at Lushan Mountain for 2000 years. In 1959 there was a Central Committee meeting at Lushan, where Mao Zedong purged his widely respected comrade Peng Dehuai for daring to say people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Learning Experience
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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Describes the "marketization" of New Zealand higher education since 1984 and its core conceptualization of lifelong learning as vocationalism. Discusses the consequences for universities of the market emphasis. Illustrates how such policies have widened the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged groups. (Contains 40 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1990
This paper analyzes electronic mail and its role in adult education, identifies research on the educational implications of electronic mail, and discusses theoretical issues from an economic, psychological, and sociological perspective. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Distance Education, Educational Research, Educational Sociology
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Boshier, Roger; Qayyum, Adnan; Wilson, Mary – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1999
Considers what U.S. dominance of the World Wide Web means for smaller nations and non-English-speaking people, especially in terms of Web-based education. Advises Web users to consider the positionality of Web course developers and cautions against uncritical use of U.S. courses, links, and learning materials. (SK)
Descriptors: Criticism, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning, World Wide Web
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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1986
The author states that a proactive stance by adult education would stem from recognizing that adults are motivated by heterostasis; the individual learner-centered approach to adult education has to be supplemented by attempts to satisfy societal and planetary needs; and innovative learning is a viable response to the multiplicity of futures. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Theories, Futures (of Society)