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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
This paper considers recurrent alarms in England, Wales and other developed countries concerning shortages of teachers. It summarises the conclusions from a mixed-methods international study of teacher supply, quality and retention. The research used large-scale secondary data sets from a variety of sources, at both the individual and aggregate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Focus Groups, Developed Nations
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Gorard, Stephen; Smith, Emma – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
This article emerges from a recent review of evidence, conducted by the authors and others, on the lifelong barriers to widening participation in higher education in England. This has led us to a consideration of the quality and relevance of the research activity in this large field of endeavour, and to the creation of a typology of the kinds of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Gorard, Stephen; Selwyn, Neil; Madden, Louise – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Analysis of British survey data on 5,885 adults showed that 42% reported learning participation in the last 3 years; 36% reported none since leaving school. Access to information/communications technology was associated with age, class, and educational attainment. Technology did not itself increase participation among those already inclined not to…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Adults, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Selwyn, Neil; Gorard, Stephen; Williams, Sara – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Public policy rhetoric depicts information/communications technologies as a means of transforming lifelong education, freeing individual learners, broadening social inclusion, and improving competitiveness. However, concerns about social exclusion are predominantly economic, and increasing participation does not mean the same thing as widening…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Gorard, Stephen; Rees, Gareth; Fevre, Ralph; Welland, Trevor – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Case studies from longitudinal research on adult educational participation identified important determinants of lifelong learning patterns: age, place, gender, family background, and religion. The data suggest that adults' learning choices are made within the framework of subjective opportunity structures, including notions of what is appropriate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Background, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Gorard, Stephen; Rees, Gareth; Fevre, Ralph; Furlong, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1998
Analysis of education and training histories of 1,104 adults in Wales identified patterns of participation as lifelong trajectories. Key predictors of participation emerged: period when born, place of birth, gender, family background, and initial schooling. Results called into question the rhetoric about progress toward a Learning Society and the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning