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Dahlstedt, Magnus; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to analyse the ways in which migration plays out in adult students' narratives about their occupational choice and future, focusing on three individual narratives of adult students with various experiences of migration to Sweden. Drawing on Sara Ahmed's conception of orientation, our results show how the adult students'…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Immigrants, Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries
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Åkerblom, Erika – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article focus on how the Swedish population is shaped into desirable citizens as resources for the nation's prosperity. The aim is to analyse how health operates as a governing technique in discourses of lifelong learning. Within such current discourses the population is today described as generally well-educated and healthy, but not educated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Health, Educational Attainment
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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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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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Reneland-Forsman, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This study investigates older persons engagement with digital interfaces as one important way to social inclusion. Digital exclusion and social exclusion are intrinsically intertwined, which put older persons at risk for exclusion. To construct meaningful educational practices for inclusion, more insight is needed to understand consequences of low…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Inclusion, Computer Literacy, Access to Computers
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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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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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Fejes, Andreas; Runesdotter, Caroline; Wärvik, Gun-Britt – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The marketisation of education is a global phenomenon and has attracted increased interest during the last three decades, not least in terms of research on school choice and its consequences. However, while much research has been conducted on the marketisation of schooling, less attention has been directed at adult education. In this paper, focus…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Commercialization, Competition, Educational Quality
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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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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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Diedrich, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
This paper critically discusses the role of the interpreter in the validation of the prior learning of recent immigrants arriving in Sweden by drawing on a perspective from the sociology of translation. The recent immigrants' difficulties with speaking the local language is usually described as the main problem when it comes to validating their…
Descriptors: Role, Translation, Foreign Countries, Validity
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Chang, Bo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The article explores how education promotes social change. Using the philosophical foundations of adult education outlined by Elias and Merriam (2001, "Philosophical foundations of adult education" (3rd ed.), Krieger) as an analytical framework, the article compares the similarities and differences between popular education forms in two…
Descriptors: Social Change, Folk Schools, Foreign Countries, Adult Development
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Brannlund, Annica; Nordlander, Erica; Strandh, Mattias – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
There is extensive research pointing to the positive effects of education in the form of labour market outcomes. These outcomes are vital when evaluating education; there are however additional outcomes of education that might also be important for quality of life. From this point of view, education could affect non-market areas such as democracy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, Employment Potential
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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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Andersson, Per; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article focuses on the tensions between mobility, knowledge and recognition, and what the impact of migration could be on lifelong education and society. This is discussed with the case of Sweden as the starting point. The main issue in Sweden concerning migration is the admission of refugees. Sweden has had a relatively open policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Lifelong Learning, Refugees
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