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de Jong, Gideon; Fajardo Rojas, Miguel Arturo; Almeyda, Gloria – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Since the new millennium, the issue of financial inclusion of young people has increasingly gained recognition, especially in relation to those living in deprived circumstances. Financial inclusion can be promoted through education that specifically aims for the strengthening of young persons' financial capabilities. In 2013, a participatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Martma, Liisa; Saar, Ellu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The question of whether the potential short-term advantages of vocational qualifications are offset by disadvantages in later life is an important issue for policy debates. This paper analyses how the choice of vocational or general upper-secondary education affects future prospects of participation in non-formal education (NFE). It presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
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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
Participation in job-related training among immigrants is becoming more important in Europe in view of large immigration inflows. This paper considers differences in training participation rates by immigrant background including by whether they are from Western or non-Western origins. Also considered is whether differences by immigrant background…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Participation, Job Training, Foreign Countries
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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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Sitzia, Emilie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
In the wake of new museology and constructivist learning theories, the traditional unidirectional educational role of the museum has been contested and challenged. Museums have the potential to be progressive pedagogical sites and are an ideal terrain to explore educational theories and attitudes. Jacques Rancière, in his seminal book "The…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Museums, Educational Practices, Role of Education
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van der Meij, Marjoleine G.; Kupper, Frank; Beers, Pieter J.; Broerse, Jacqueline E. W. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
E-learning and storytelling approaches can support informal vicarious learning within geographically widely distributed multi-stakeholder collaboration networks. This case study evaluates hybrid e-learning and video-storytelling approach "TransLearning" by investigation into how its storytelling e-tool supported informal vicarious…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Story Telling
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Cremers, Petra H. M.; Wals, Arjen E. J.; Wesselink, Renate; Nieveen, Nienke; Mulder, Martin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Present-day students are expected to be lifelong learners throughout their working life. Higher education must therefore prepare students to self-direct their learning beyond formal education, in real-life working settings. This can be achieved in so-called hybrid learning configurations in which working and learning are integrated. In such a…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Independent Study, Guidelines, Intervention
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Storen, Liv Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
What are the driving forces behind the unequal distribution of training after graduation among higher education graduates? Participation in lifelong learning is restricted here to work-related training. The paper aims at examining the mechanisms that cause variation in training rates, by taking into account fields of study, personal competency…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Graduation
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Broek, Simon; Hake, Barry J. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article contains an analysis of policies aimed at increasing the participation of adults in higher education (HE) in seven countries (NL, DK, SE, UK, BE Flanders, DE and the state of California in the USA). In order to maintain their economic competitiveness, many countries have developed policies to increase the participation of adults in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis
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De Greef, Maurice; Verte, Dominique; Segers, Mien – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Our current knowledge society does not only have an impact on labour market demands, but its citizens also have to cope with increasing social demands. A growing number of vulnerable adults lack basic competences and therefore risk social exclusion. In this respect, The European Commission as well as the OECD agree that adult education can play a…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Adult Education, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning
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Brinke, D. Joosten-Ten; Sluijsmans, D. M. A.; Jochems, W. M. G. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Competency-based university education, in which lifelong learning and flexible learning are key elements, demands a renewed vision on assessment. Within this vision, Assessment of Prior Learning (APL), in which learners have to show their prior learning in order for their goals to be recognised, becomes an important element. This article focuses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Prior Learning, Evidence
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Polder, Klari-Janne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Decentralization of adult education administration in the Netherlands had the desired effect of empowering local governments for community education and development. However, an undesired effect was loss of efficiency in funding allocation and decision making. (Contains 21 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Decentralization, Educational Administration
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Streumer, Jan N.; van der Klink, Marcel R.; van de Brink, Katinka – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1999
Dutch human-resources professionals (n=161) identified trends affecting the future of human-resource development. Compared to a U.S. study by the American Society for Training and Development, Dutch professionals rated the following most important: integration of learning and work, importance of organizational innovation, and measurement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Organizational Development
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