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Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Opheim, Vibeke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This paper explores patterns in participation in adult education and training (AET) by comparing five countries with high participation rates (the Nordic countries and the Netherlands) with three countries with significantly lower participation rates (France, Poland and the Slovak Republic). Using PIAAC data the paper examines differences in the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, Supply and Demand
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Støren, Liv Anne; Lundetrae, Kjersti; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
To what extent do favourable job characteristics contribute to the variation in numeracy skills between countries? Based on theory of maintenance and further development of pre-existing skills, this is explored by applying data on numeracy skills among employed persons in seven European countries participating in the Survey of Adult Skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills
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Støren, Liv Anne; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Most studies on participation in training focus on participation versus non-participation. The individual's participation varies, however, very much in terms of the duration of training, from until a few days to intensive participation. This study examines participation in non-formal training by the total amount of training during a year. In the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Lifelong Learning, Informal Education, Job Training
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Brown, Alan; Bimrose, Jenny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The drivers of learning for mid-career workers with few initial qualifications from the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy and Poland are examined. The focus in this article is upon the learning pathways and experience of the low-qualified drawn from empirical research which gathered and analysed the strategic career and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Semiskilled Workers, Career Change
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Saccomanno, Benjamin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article addresses the personal negotiations that lead individuals to pursue adult education. Analysing this process determines ambitions pursued, and thus makes it possible to identify how the individuals involved perceive their desired future as an improvement. This study found that ambitions were negotiated in order to make them acceptable…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Student Motivation
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Ederer, Peer; Nedelkoska, Ljubica; Patt, Alexander; Castellazzi, Silvia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
We estimate the market value that employers assign to the complex problem solving (CPS) skills of their employees, using individual-level Mincer-style wage regressions. For the purpose of the study, we collected new and unique data using psychometric measures of CPS and an extensive background questionnaire on employees' personal and work history.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Employers, Wages
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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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Laot, Francoise F. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This paper uses a socio-historical approach to explore the emergence in French theoretical literature in the mid-1960s of a new notion, the "relationship to knowledge" ("rapport au savoir"), and its success in the emerging field of professional adult education within the Complex of Nancy, France. The increasing use of this…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Research, Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries
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Osborne, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Comparison of policies and practices in six countries focused on the concept of access to education as flexibility: systematic structural arrangements such as accreditation of prior learning, open and distance learning, and information/communications technologies. Successful international experiences have implications for Scotland and other…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Steele, Tom – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2002
Explores the growth of positivism and its influence on freemasonry and popular education in France. Discusses its adoption as an educational reform ideology by the Radical Party and, through its conception of class harmony, its influence on the development of the welfare state. (Contains 20 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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Davies, Pat – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2000
Describes the adult and higher education system in France in terms of institutional boundaries, increased proportion of adults in universities, and the chaotic system of qualifications. Examines procedures for articulation and transfer between the various components of the educational system. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Cloonan, Martin; Hearinger, Arnaud; Matarazzo, Benedetto; Murphy, Mark; Osborne, Mike – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1999
A study of funding models for continuing education in France, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland shows that cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is generally implicit and not articulated in technical terms. Course providers' value systems or ideologies militate against simplistic use of CBA. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance
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Sworowski, Jeffrey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1995
The Marquis de Condorcet proposed a progressive restructuring of French schools and colleges that has modern parallels with lifelong learning. However, his plans were thwarted by the Jacobin party, which found Rousseau's ideas more conducive to its political aims. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries