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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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Grace, André P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article provides a critical sociological analysis of trends and perspectives pervasive during the emergence of North American adult education (1919-1970). In discussing transitions during the first 50 years of what is considered modern practice, it draws on Webster E. Cotton's (1986, "On Behalf of Adult Education: A Historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Stenberg, Anders – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
The public supply of adult education is very different between countries, making it likely that there is scope for efficiency gains. The contribution of this paper is to provide an economic evaluation of the earnings impact of adult education at upper secondary level (AE) in Sweden, where the supply is plausibly larger than in any other country.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Secondary Education, Income, Education Work Relationship
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Cornford, Ian R. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Lifelong learning has come to be seen almost universally as essential for effective personal and social functioning in the modern world. Subsequently it has become the basis for educational and social policies in many modern societies, but not Australia where a spokesperson for the previous, conservative Liberal-Coalition federal government…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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Field, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Although there is a widely held view that adult learning has a positive impact on well-being, only recently has this proposition been systematically tested. A review of recent research confirms that adult learning has a clear influence on earnings and employability, both of which may influence well-being indirectly. These are more important for…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Employment Potential, Labor Market, Adult Learning