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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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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This study explored drivers of participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among low-educated mature-aged employees and compared them across four Nordic countries. Workplaces can be low-threshold, effective arenas for development of their skills in work and learning. The paper builds on the Bounded Agency Model and theories of learning…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Work Environment, Learning Motivation
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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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Plant, Peter; Haug, Erik Hagaseth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The centrality of the users as partners in quality development is highlighted in official documents on career guidance, such as the EU Resolutions on Lifelong Guidance from 2004 and 2008. In addition, increased numbers of scholars in the field of organisational development and public service innovation highlight the importance of user…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Adult Education, Educational Quality, Career Planning
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Dahl, Mette Irene – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
'Working with you all and finding my voice as an educator has changed my life', one of the retirees said as we were discussing their experiences as museum volunteers. When I was given a two-year contract as a museum educator to contribute to the renewal of a maritime museum in Norway by designing and developing a broad ranging outreach programme,…
Descriptors: Museums, Lifelong Learning, Volunteers, Adult Learning
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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among well-educated mature workers and compare it across four Nordic countries. Although this group generally is very active in LLL, the centrality of knowledge work in society, rapid pace of skills-renewal and rising learning demands for all…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Well Being, Workplace Learning, Human Capital
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Orr, Dominic; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Widening access to higher education is clearly part of the European policy agenda. Higher education ministers in the Bologna countries, as well as the European Commission, have all expressed a wish to make higher education more representative of national populations. This policy objective has been echoed at national level. One approach to widening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Access to Education
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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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Knutas, Agneta – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
In times of global influence, compulsory education in the Nordic countries has promoted democracy as choice since the 1990s, as enhancing an individual good. Supporting education for democracy is a matter that concerns the world and society on the topic of "what shall he do? Shall he act for this or that end?". This indicates that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Theories, Focus Groups
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Dalglish, Carol – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
Many developed countries have issues with the movement of populations away from rural areas. There has been an active move towards "value adding" in rural areas, and in particular, the development of tourism activities, to counter this trend. The purpose of this paper is to document the curriculum development process that was engaged in,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Areas
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Engesbak, Heidi; Tonseth, Christin; Fragoso, Antonio; Lucio-Villegas, Emilio – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
The focus of this article is the development of adult education. As Kjell Rubenson maintains, adult education has gone through three eras of development: the humanistic, the strong economic period and a softer version of the economic period. Based on this model, we examine whether the development of adult education has similarities across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Development, Economic Climate
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Schreiber-Barsch, Silke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
The article brings into question the issue of regional network strategies aiming at implementing structures of lifelong learning in the local context, the so-called learning communities. Facing a broad diversity in their implementation all over Europe, one can observe on the other hand much less effort to discuss conceptual frameworks that deal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Structures, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning
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Daehlen, Marianne; Ure, Odd Bjorn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
This study aims to analyse low-skilled adults' motivation for formal adult education. The study examines how adults' motivation for formal education is affected by educational level, age, gender, employment status and citizenship. Survey data were collected from adults enrolled in formal educational programmes at different educational levels. Of…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Adult Education, Motivation, Adult Students
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