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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Chisvert-Tarazona, María José; Ros-Garrido, Alicia; Abiétar-López, Míriam; Carro, Luis – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The system of validation and accreditation of professional qualifications in Spain is offered as a certification opportunity, especially for vulnerable groups. The procedure is presented as an evaluative proposal that allows some inequalities associated with training and employment to be addressed. In this article we analyse whether this system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Validation, Accreditation (Institutions), Nonformal Education
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Webb, Sue; Dunwoodie, Karen; Wilkinson, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Transnational migration, especially the growth of forced migration is unsettling the literature on widening access to university education. Equity definitions and understandings that frame social inclusion have presumed stable domestic populations within nations and targeted redressing historic internal social inequalities. Refugees and people…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Access to Education, Refugees
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Boyadjieva, Pepka; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The article outlines a theoretical framework for conceptualising adult education--and more broadly, lifelong learning--as a common good. It argues that the extent to which adult education as a common good is accomplished in a given society/country reflects its accessibility, availability, affordability and the social commitment to its functioning…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Indexes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Marcaletti, Francesco; Iñiguez Berrozpe, Tatiana; Koutra, Kleio – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Education is the main vehicle for empowering adults, and can contribute to community wellbeing. However, regarding mature adults (MAs) (over 45 years old), age has been identified in various studies as a significant barrier to accessing educational activities. This paper focuses on MAs' motivations to learn through an exploratory survey undertaken…
Descriptors: Barriers, Older Adults, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Mayombe, Celestin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article outlines the results of a qualitative study, which investigated the adult non-formal education and education (NFET) centre linkages with external role-players in providing post-training support for the employment of graduates. The concern that informed this article is that adults who face long-term unemployment remain unemployed after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Adult Education, Nonformal Education
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Asamoah, Moses Kumi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Higher education is a means by which human capital is mostly developed and awareness is created in people to think of themselves as active citizens willing and able to have influence in public life, and with the critical capacity to weigh evidence before speaking and acting. The rationale behind the paper is to address the low access to higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Undergraduate Study, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Broecher, Joachim; Davis, Joyce H.; Painter, Janet F. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Using qualitative interviews, focus groups, storytelling and collective journaling, the life experiences of people in a local village community, in South Westphalia, Germany, born between 1930 and 1945, were analysed collaboratively. The research intention was to give the younger generations in that region access to these experiences and insights,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intergenerational Programs, Self Determination, Females
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Lundvall, Bengt-Åke; Rasmussen, Palle – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The globalising learning economy driven by more intense competition and the wide use of information and communication technologies is characterised by rapid change in technologies and markets. At the level of labour markets and within enterprises, this is reflected in continuous change in skill requirements for employees. This is true for all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Skill Development, Adult Learning
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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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Holford, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
In important respects, European ideas of the university have spread across the world. The principal "philosophical" statements on which this idea of the university is based (Humboldt and Newman) assumed the people inhabiting universities--as students--would come from the youth of a social elite. The outward-facing elements of the Bologna…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, International Cooperation
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Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
The central questions addressed in this paper are the following: (1) In the context of the (European Union) EU's goal of severing the link between social class background and higher education participation, what progress has been made in widening access over the past two decades? (2) Has the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) helped EU countries to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Student Participation
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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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Holmwood, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Public higher education has a long history, with its growth associated with mass higher education and the extension of a social right to education from secondary schooling to university education. Following the rise in student numbers since the 1970s, the aspiration to higher education has been universalized, although opportunities remain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Knowledge Economy, Educational Policy
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Croxford, Linda; Raffe, David – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper compares access to full-time undergraduate higher education (HE) by members of less advantaged social classes and ethnic minorities across the four "home countries" of the UK. It uses data on applicants to HE in selected years from 1996 to 2010. In all home countries students from intermediate and working-class backgrounds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Disadvantaged
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