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Nienkemper, Barbara; Grotlüschen, Anke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The present article connects a secondary analysis of quantitative data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) with the theoretical approach of 'literacy practices' and related research results from the so-called New Literacy Studies (NLS) tradition, which follows a cultural practices paradigm. According…
Descriptors: Adults, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Adult Literacy
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Buddeberg, Klaus – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
According to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a large proportion of adults in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have low literacy proficiency levels. There exist widespread stereotypes about adults who have difficulties with reading and writing, stereotypes which…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Stereotypes, Social Isolation
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Papaioannou, Eleni; Gravani, Maria N. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether and through what mechanisms vulnerable adults are empowered through a second-chance education programme. At the same time, the paper aims at unveiling the obstacles hindering learners' empowerment process and making suggestions for the improvement of the educational programme fostering further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, At Risk Persons, Empowerment
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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Hong Kong's ageing population is growing at an unprecedented rate. Over the past two decades, the government has implemented policies and innovative engagement activities for elders in areas including lifelong learning and community participation. This paper aims to discuss conceptual, policy and practical issues relevant to the participation of…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Public Agencies
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Stanziola, Javier – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Public libraries in Europe have supported lifelong learning for the past 500 years. Since the Lisbon Strategy emphasized the role of lifelong learning in economic policy, public libraries have been repositioning their services to respond to this new context. In some cases, these roles are undertaken with limited legislative or strategic changes…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Public Libraries, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors
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Tagoe, Michael Ayitey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
The Millennium Development Goals launched in 2001 provide a worldwide agenda to reduce poverty by 2015. Though the eight goals provide synergies for the rapid reduction of poverty, the MDGs have come under criticism for being too narrow and sometimes leaving out critical aspects of human development and well-being. Although the MDGs address some…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Economic Progress, Poverty, Illiteracy
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Canning, Roy – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
The research sets out to identify the learning processes adopted by older workers in the hospitality and visitor attraction industry in Scotland, with a view to determining how employers may better support their education and training within enterprises. The study was undertaken as part of the ESRC project on "Sustaining the employability of…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Informal Education, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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Drayton, Brendaly; Prins, Esther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
This article examines the conflicts and challenges that student leaders in adult basic education and literacy programs experience in balancing their leadership responsibilities with academic endeavours. Based upon a case study of an adult basic education student leadership council in New York City, the article shows that leadership activities can…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Leadership Responsibility, Adult Educators
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Crowther, Jim; Maclachlan, Kathy; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article discusses the relationship between persistence in adult literacy and numeracy programs, changes in the participants' attitudes to engaging in learning and pedagogic practices using data from eight Scottish literacy education organizations. It argues that literacy learning can act as a resource that enables vulnerable adults to change…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Academic Persistence, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Prins, Esther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The purpose of this article is to analyze interpersonal problems among adult learners in three family literacy programs and to identify how these tensions were connected to place or distinctive community contexts. Drawing on the critical geography literature, the article argues that interpersonal problems must be understood in light of…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict, Adult Learning
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Sagan, Olivia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
This paper reports on a five-year study which explored the engagement of a group of long-term mentally ill adults in community provision in which they learned basic, expressive literacy. The research mapped points in the learning, writing and auto/biographic engagement where set identities were being troubled, and frisson created in the challenge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Mental Disorders, Adult Basic Education
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Khachan, Victor A. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
In light of the "rarity" and "unavailability" of academic publications on literacy/illiteracy in the Arab world, this study attempts to determine the linguistic needs of illiterate adult women in Egypt in the context of informal adult basic education. The purpose of this study is to understand illiterate adult women's daily…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Literacy Education, Action Research, Females
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Sayilan, Fevziye; Yildiz, Ahmet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The aim of this article is to analyse the development of adult literacy education in Turkey in a historical and political context. The development of adult literacy education is studied in three different historical periods. To spread literacy and create novel institutions, although these institutions were closed later, played a critical role in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education
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Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
The English "Skills for Life" strategy symbolises the prominent place that adult basic skills have claimed in education and training policy in England since the beginning of this century. The strategy aims to improve the skills of a large number of learners over a ten year period (2001-2010). This paper explores what we can learn about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Data, Basic Skills, Adult Basic Education