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Chisvert-Tarazona, María José; Ros-Garrido, Alicia; Abiétar-López, Míriam; Carro, Luis – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The system of validation and accreditation of professional qualifications in Spain is offered as a certification opportunity, especially for vulnerable groups. The procedure is presented as an evaluative proposal that allows some inequalities associated with training and employment to be addressed. In this article we analyse whether this system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Validation, Accreditation (Institutions), Nonformal Education
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Cort, Pia; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Thomsen, Rie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
In the EU, ambitious objectives have been set for education and training since the adoption of the Lisbon Agenda in 2000. The policies aim among other things to empower the individual through participation in lifelong learning which is seen as both a right and a duty: 'People need to want and to be able to take their lives into their own hands--to…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Lifelong Learning
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Marcaletti, Francesco; Iñiguez Berrozpe, Tatiana; Koutra, Kleio – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Education is the main vehicle for empowering adults, and can contribute to community wellbeing. However, regarding mature adults (MAs) (over 45 years old), age has been identified in various studies as a significant barrier to accessing educational activities. This paper focuses on MAs' motivations to learn through an exploratory survey undertaken…
Descriptors: Barriers, Older Adults, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Breyer, Lisa; Schemmann, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The article sets out to compare national adult education policies on a global level and explores patterns of difference and similarity by presenting empirical findings of a lexicometric analysis. The data bases are national reports published in the context of the UNESCO-conference CONFINTEA VI. They were analysed on the background of the question,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Differences
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Clain, Alexandru – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Since the early 1990s, lifelong learning has become a major policy concern for the European Union, being seen as a means for enabling individuals to be more competitive in social and economic contexts that are continually changing. After a series of white papers and strategies in the field of lifelong learning, the EU launched the Lifelong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Program Evaluation
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Rasmussen, Palle – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article describes and discusses the development of lifelong learning policy in two EU member states, Denmark and Portugal. The purpose is to show how different societal and historical contexts shape the development and implementation of lifelong learning policies, even though these policies have significant common elements. As a basis for the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Context Effect, Comparative Education
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Koutidou, Evangelia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper presents preliminary findings of an extensive socio-legal research project, currently in progress, concerning the implementation of the European Union and the Greek institutional framework on lifelong learning (LLL) and exploring the social effectiveness of LLL policy. The main outcomes, based on testing two research hypotheses through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Qualitative Research
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Szakos, Eva Feketene – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
There are a number of EU documents on the term and way of implementation of lifelong learning. However, the characteristics of learning from adult education perspectives are not sufficiently emphasized and are undertheorized in them. Numerous new, theoretical works have been published on adult learning in the related adult education literature…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Adult Education
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Marques, Marcelo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Based on a Globally Structured Agenda for Education, this article presents the construction of the New Opportunities Initiative in Portugal. Thus, it analyses the relationship between the European Union and the Portuguese State with regard to the construction of this programme, identifying for this purpose the effects of governance processes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Adult Education, Global Approach
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Cavaco, C.; Lafont, P.; Pariat, M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article analyses the influence of the European Union's educational policies on the implementation of devices for the recognition and the validation of informal and non-formal learning within public policies on education and training for adults in European Union Member States. Portugal and France are taken as examples. The European Union's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Informal Education, Educational Policy
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Bonnafous, Laurence – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article is drawn from broader qualitative research on innovation in the field of professional adult training within the framework of European pilot projects such as the LEONARDO projects. This research aims at contributing to a general understanding of the phenomenon of innovation, in the context of European calls for projects, as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education
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Bergmo-Prvulovic, Ingela – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper explores the essential understanding and underlying perspectives of career implicit in EU career guidance policy in the twenty-first century, as well as the possible implications of these for the future mission of guidance. Career theories, models and concepts that serve career guidance are shaped on the twentieth-century industrial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy
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Boeren, Ellen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article reflects on European education policy which is driven by benchmarks and indicators. While the European benchmark on adult lifelong learning participation--15% to be achieved by 2020--is measured by the Labour Force Survey, the Eurostat Adult Education Survey (AES) was designed to better understand the topic of adult lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Policy Formation, Educational Policy
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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Saar, Ellu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
The main purpose of this paper is to provide an in-depth analysis of participation in non-formal learning in different European Union member states. The paper also seeks to extend analysis of the training gap by pursuing the distinction between the supply and the demand for skills. We use aggregate data from the Adult Education Survey (Eurostat)…
Descriptors: Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
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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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