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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
An increasing number of mayors are adding 'learning' to traditional city responsibility for sewers, roads, parks, garbage and dog-catching. However, just like in the 1970s, there is uncertainty about what is meant by 'learning' and considerable variance embedded in the notion of 'city'. Some Learning City advocates look to UNESCO's Faure and…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Political Attitudes, Conferences (Gatherings), Lifelong Learning
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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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Li, Zhen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Active citizenship is increasingly being framed in the context of lifelong and life-wide learning. However, research on young people's participation in and experience of different forms of civic practice, particularly in informal settings in different sociocultural contexts, is scarce. Consequently, little is known about how these experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Extracurricular Activities
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Li, Sicong; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Across the globe populations are ageing and living longer. Older people seek meaningful ways of occupying and enjoying their later years. Frequently, this takes the form of learning a new skill, in this case playing the piano keyboard. From the initial act of commitment to learning comes a raft of related aspects that influence the learner, their…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Older Adults, Case Studies
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Billett, Stephen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Learning in the circumstances of practice stands as the commonest and most enduring way occupational capacities have been learnt across human history, and, likely, are currently learnt. Yet, a comprehensive account of this means of learning remains absent, which limits the legitimacy of workplaces as sites of learning, the learning arising from…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Occupations, Adult Learning, History
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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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Chang, Bo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
Knowledge construction is regarded as an effective learning model in practice. When more and more learning communities are organized to promote knowledge construction, it is necessary to know how to use different tools to support knowledge construction in the learning community context. In the literature, few researchers discuss how to construct…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Open Education, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning
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Ng, Roxana; Shan, Hongxia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
Critiques of lifelong learning have focused on the neo-liberal underpinning of state policy, where individuals are expected to take responsibility for meeting the needs of changing labour market conditions in the post-Fordist economy. We treat lifelong learning as an "ideological frame" that (re)shapes how people see and understand…
Descriptors: Females, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Education Work Relationship
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Wang, Naixia; Morgan, W. John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
This article examines an important and yet neglected aspect of the relationship between higher education and the labour market in contemporary China. It does this through a detailed case study of student motivations, quality and status in adult higher education (AHE) in the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. This is a region which has seen major…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Role of Education, Labor Market
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Zhang, Weiyuan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
The philosophy and practice of lifelong learning has a long history in China, being traceable to Confucius's idea (circa 500 BC) of "education for all". However, very little research has been done on the development of the Confucian idea of lifelong learning in ancient China, or on its influence on current practices of lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Foreign Countries
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Young, Enoch C. M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper examines the role and position of continuing education in the lifelong learning society of Hong Kong. The first section describes the basic components of Hong Kong's lifelong learning system, which is composed of two interconnected sub-systems--namely, conventional education and continuing education--integrated under a common…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Quality
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Leong, Aliana Man Wai – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper describes the evolution of lifelong learning and the development of continuing education among higher education institutions in Macau. Future directions for development are also identified.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Huang, Jian; Shi, Weiping – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper focuses on the development of policies and practices related to lifelong learning in the last 10 years in China. It gives a brief introduction of the vital societal changes and offers a review on outstanding achievements in school education, which can be regarded as the context and infrastructure of lifelong learning enterprise. It…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Vocational Education
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Boshier, Roger; Huang, Yan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
As part of a large-scale learning initiative, the Chinese Communist Party has declared Lushan to be a "learning mountain". There have been people learning at Lushan Mountain for 2000 years. In 1959 there was a Central Committee meeting at Lushan, where Mao Zedong purged his widely respected comrade Peng Dehuai for daring to say people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Learning Experience
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Jiwu, Liu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1992
Literacy efforts in China have the following characteristics: (1) awareness of the necessity to eliminate illiteracy; (2) active participation of all levels; (3) combination of literacy education with skills acquisition; (4) emphasis on efficiency; and (5) compulsory schooling and prevention and follow-up efforts among the young. (SK)
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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