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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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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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Zepke, Nick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to argue that student engagement, an important area for research about learning and teaching in formal higher education, has an elective affinity with neoliberalism, a hegemonic ideology in many countries of the developed world. The paper first surveys an extensive research literature examining student engagement and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
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Müller, Romina; Remdisch, Sabine; Köhler, Katharina; Marr, Liz; Repo, Saara; Yndigegn, Carsten – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Easing access to higher education (HE) for those engaging in lifelong learning has been a common policy objective across the European Union since the late 1990s. To reach this goal, the transition between vocational and academic routes must be simplified, but European countries are at different developmental stages. This article maps the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Curriculum Design
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McAllister, Chris – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This paper reports on original research where the primary objective was to critically explore the learning experiences of older (50+ years) working class adults in the context of a new university. Semi-structured interviews with 10 older learners engaged in a range of study in a new university in the west of Scotland were utilised. This…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Research, Educational Philosophy, Educational Gerontology