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Youde, Andrew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The article proposes a new way of analysing and understanding blended learning and contributes to current debates about adult learner motivations for study. It argues that, whilst the validity of the Andragogical Model has been criticised, it has provided a useful framework of analysis in the context of blended learning to meet the needs of adult…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Blended Learning, Tutoring, Adult Learning
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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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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Numbers of people with dementia are projected to grow to 682 million globally by 2050. However, despite this escalation, the widely-promoted positive vision of lifelong learning throughout all ages does not extend to people with dementia. Constructions of learning for those with dementia are predominantly limited to the management of symptoms. The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Dementia, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Dismore, Harriet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper examines the ways in which learning in higher education can influence a person's modus vivendi or way of life. The cases of three individuals following transition to higher education from an apprenticeship in England are presented. Data from individual interviews were analysed according to approaches to reflexivity. In all three cases,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Life Style, Semi Structured Interviews
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Müller, Romina; Remdisch, Sabine; Köhler, Katharina; Marr, Liz; Repo, Saara; Yndigegn, Carsten – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Easing access to higher education (HE) for those engaging in lifelong learning has been a common policy objective across the European Union since the late 1990s. To reach this goal, the transition between vocational and academic routes must be simplified, but European countries are at different developmental stages. This article maps the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Curriculum Design
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Cuban, Sondra – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article focuses on findings from an Economic and Social Research Council study in England about the uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among 15 highly mobile migrant workers within their transnational families. Using an extended case study approach including ethnographic methods and a thematic analysis, patterns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Migrant Workers, Family Structure
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
This paper considers recurrent alarms in England, Wales and other developed countries concerning shortages of teachers. It summarises the conclusions from a mixed-methods international study of teacher supply, quality and retention. The research used large-scale secondary data sets from a variety of sources, at both the individual and aggregate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Focus Groups, Developed Nations
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Bennetts, Christine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
The effect of transformative learning was studied in 197 British adults over 30 who received government fellowships aimed at individual and community change. Significant transformations involved self-validation, transformed relationships, increased educational motivation, career improvement, and better quality of life. Transitions were sustained…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change, Fellowships, Foreign Countries
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Preston, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Analysis of 120 biographical interviews of English adults established three types of relationships between education and civic participation that are influenced by class, gender, ethnicity, and institutional structures. For "atomists," learning resulted in paradoxically solitary engagement. "Networkers" were not formally…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
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Davey, Judith A.; Jamieson, Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
Analysis of data on adults who left school before age 17 and later enrolled in university (New Zealand, n=953; England, n=762) identified factors that influenced reentry. A typology emerged: (1) academically able with financial or other constraints; (2) those uncertain about academic abilities or usefulness of schooling; and (3) alienated,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Enrollment Influences
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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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Martin, Lynn M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2002
A survey of 128 small businesses in England found that 84% of owners did not feel lifelong learning was right for their organization; 80% felt it was valid for their own development; and they did not recognize the value of nonwork-related learning. Key staff, however, saw learning as a continuous and vital process for their future development.…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Small Businesses
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Clegg, Sue; McNulty, Katie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2002
A project to encourage disadvantaged parents and child caregivers to participate in education incorporated a community development approach focused on the realities of women's lives in order to foster learning identities. Participants were encouraged to develop their own knowledge and skills in the process of identity formation, which enabled them…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Education, Disadvantaged, Ethnicity
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Bennetts, Christine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Interviews with 24 people depicted the formation of meaningful learning relationships in their lives and an interpretation of mentoring as a learning alliance. Most mentoring took place outside formal settings and was characterized by equality and emotional ties. Mentoring should be considered as valuable as formal teaching for the promotion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Payne, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1992
Observation, questionnaires, and interviews at a South London adult education center showed that adult education offers a number of alternative examples but within a predominantly middle-class atmosphere. The dimension of equal opportunities and social justice is present but not yet a significant force in adult education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Centers, Culture, Educational Objectives
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