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Loo, Sai Y. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article uses a conceptual approach to understand how qualified teachers in England with occupational experience use pedagogic and occupational knowledge and experiences in their teaching practices. The conceptual approach consists of two parts: (1.) "Putting Knowledge to Work" (PKtW), a generic concept which uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Adult Education, Teaching Methods
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Callender, Claire – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
This article critically assesses the nature and scope of current financial support for part-time undergraduates in England, highlighting its importance for widening participation. It considers the limitations of these financial arrangements, why they are in need of reform, and some of the consequences of their inadequacies. The paper argues that…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
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Bowl, Marion – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This paper explores the impact of changing higher education policies and funding on university adult and continuing education in England and Aotearoa New Zealand. It discusses some of the contextual factors contributing to sustaining continuing education in New Zealand, against the tide of developments elsewhere, and in spite of its subjection to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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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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Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
The English "Skills for Life" strategy symbolises the prominent place that adult basic skills have claimed in education and training policy in England since the beginning of this century. The strategy aims to improve the skills of a large number of learners over a ten year period (2001-2010). This paper explores what we can learn about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Data, Basic Skills, Adult Basic Education
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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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Loo, Sai – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
Nationally approved adult numeracy teacher training programmes were started in September 2002 following the introduction of subject specifications by the Department for Education and Skills and the Further National Training Organisation in England. These programmes delivered by higher education institutions and further education colleges were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Adult Education, Classification
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Gorard, Stephen; Smith, Emma – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
This article emerges from a recent review of evidence, conducted by the authors and others, on the lifelong barriers to widening participation in higher education in England. This has led us to a consideration of the quality and relevance of the research activity in this large field of endeavour, and to the creation of a typology of the kinds of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Preece, Julia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
In today's post-modern world of difference, and amidst globalising forces of insidious convergence, this paper explores how far the concepts of lifelong learning and learning society embrace international worldviews. It conducts a brief excursion into literature that has explored learning society models. It also looks at an increasing number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, World Views, Foreign Policy
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Edwards, Anne; Mackenzie, Lin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
In this paper we argue that interventions aimed at preventing social exclusion need to be informed by detailed analysis of the formation, disruption, reformation and support of trajectories of participation in the opportunities for action provided. We draw on evidence we gathered on the lives of two women who used an inner city drop-in centre to…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, At Risk Persons, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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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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