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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Finnegan, Fergal; Valadas, Sandra; O'Neill, Jerry; Fragoso, Antonio; Paulos, Liliana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article explores non-traditional student and graduate views of the university in Ireland and Portugal as it relates to their expectations of, and experiences in, the labour market. The research is based on in-depth biographical interviews with 61 non-traditional students and graduates conducted longitudinally (85 interviews in total). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Nontraditional Students, College Students
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de Jong, Gideon; Fajardo Rojas, Miguel Arturo; Almeyda, Gloria – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Since the new millennium, the issue of financial inclusion of young people has increasingly gained recognition, especially in relation to those living in deprived circumstances. Financial inclusion can be promoted through education that specifically aims for the strengthening of young persons' financial capabilities. In 2013, a participatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Soares, Diana; Dias, Diana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Nurturing students' continuous learning is a current trend in the higher education agenda. Curricula and academic contents should enable students to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as promoting both developing and training opportunities in the course of their lives and careers. Despite the relevance given to lifelong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Webb, Sue; Dunwoodie, Karen; Wilkinson, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Transnational migration, especially the growth of forced migration is unsettling the literature on widening access to university education. Equity definitions and understandings that frame social inclusion have presumed stable domestic populations within nations and targeted redressing historic internal social inequalities. Refugees and people…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Access to Education, Refugees
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Ho, Amaly; Kember, David – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Interviews were conducted with 29 part-time taught postgraduate (TPg) students to determine forms of teaching and curriculum which motivated their learning. The study was conducted in an open exploratory manner to investigate the aspects of pedagogy or curriculum design which particularly motivated the TPg students which were in any way distinct…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Graduate Students, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
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Voelkel, Micki; Henehan, Shelli – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
American popular culture romanticises relationships between sex workers and their customers; novels, films and television depict prostitutes as innocents in need of rescue by a wealthy or powerful man. Miss Laura's Social Club, a restored Victorian brothel in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA, functions both as an informal house museum and the visitor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Historical Interpretation, Sex, Qualitative Research
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Mentz, Elsa; Van Zyl, Sukie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article reports on an explorative study into the relationship between the implementation of cooperative learning strategies and students' self-directedness in learning. Participants in this study were first-year Computer Applications Technology student teachers. Students completed a self-directed learning questionnaire at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Preservice Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Tuomainen, Satu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a principle in education to acknowledge and validate learning acquired during and throughout an individual's lifetime. Formal, non-formal and informal learning can be assessed, recognised and accredited for various purposes in an individual's education or professional life. The methods of assessing prior…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, College Students
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Arthur, Lore; Crossley, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper reflects upon Peter Jarvis's contribution to comparative scholarship and the linked fields of comparative education and comparative adult education. Both have their own historical developments, literatures, issues and concerns; both have been influenced by Peter's substantial works for close to fifty years--a period in time when the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Adult Education, Scholarship, Lifelong Learning
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Le Cornu, Alison – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Both Jarvis and theories of Christian Religious Education (CRE) emphasise that learning develops the whole person, yet they differ in their understandings of how and why this is the case. Jarvis's experiential learning theory begins "from below" with experience, whereas many approaches of CRE begin with the end result: individuals…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Mentors, Self Concept
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Holford, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Peter Jarvis is a towering figure in the study of adult and lifelong education and a leading and original theorist of learning. This paper sets out his intellectual and professional biography, maps the main contours of his work and introduces fourteen papers by leading scholars devoted to his work. Five broad phases in Jarvis' life are identified:…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Learning Theories, Educational Philosophy
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West, Linden – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Peter Jarvis emphasised relationships in education: people in the West assumed we were born as individuals but we are relationally embedded from the outset and learn to become social beings. This paper is concerned with how we learn democratic sensibilities with a prime focus on "liberal" workers' education in the United Kingdom and the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values
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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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Hardy, Margaret; Oprescu, Florin; Millear, Prudence; Summers, Mathew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This study draws from interviews of baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1965) enrolled in a traditional university programme. Interviews focussed on the mental, social and physical benefits of university education, exploring the aspirations of baby boomers as well as the social and academic barriers and costs they encountered. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, College Students, Student Surveys, Educational Benefits
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