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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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Fleming, Josephine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
This article argues that Burton Clark's notion of the expanded developmental periphery provides a useful conceptual framework for examining the differing relationships between continuing and professional education units and the institutional core of traditional research universities. The intent is to examine how Clark's notion offers a means to…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Professional Education, Research Universities, Entrepreneurship
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Harris, Roger; Ramos, Catherine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
In modern society, individuals are having to assume increasing responsibility for their own career trajectories. One of the key ways in which individuals can engage in such "career self-management" is by taking up learning opportunities through further study. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to explore, using the conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Career Development, Continuing Education
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Tagoe, Michael Ayitey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Within the last decade, adult education has faced significant challenges in terms of its relevance to socio-economic development as it sought to define itself through many international conferences. In spite of these re-conceptualisations, adult education continues to be relegated to the periphery, and therefore lacks the needed funding to play a…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Distance Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning
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Openjuru, George L. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
This paper advocates for policy recognition of lifelong learning by institutions of higher learning and governments in Eastern Africa. Lifelong learning and lifelong education are two concepts that aim at widening access to and the participation of adult learners in the acquisition of new knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. There are many…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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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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Cornford, Ian R. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Lifelong learning has come to be seen almost universally as essential for effective personal and social functioning in the modern world. Subsequently it has become the basis for educational and social policies in many modern societies, but not Australia where a spokesperson for the previous, conservative Liberal-Coalition federal government…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Federal Government
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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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Young, Enoch C. M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper examines the role and position of continuing education in the lifelong learning society of Hong Kong. The first section describes the basic components of Hong Kong's lifelong learning system, which is composed of two interconnected sub-systems--namely, conventional education and continuing education--integrated under a common…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Quality
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Leong, Aliana Man Wai – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper describes the evolution of lifelong learning and the development of continuing education among higher education institutions in Macau. Future directions for development are also identified.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Garuba, Ayo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
The relevance of the teacher to the success of any education innovation is not open to contention. Equally incontentious is the relevance of education and training to the success of the teacher in the attainment of his/her professional goals. It is against this background that this paper examines the continuing education imperatives in the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Promotion, Educational Innovation, Teacher Empowerment