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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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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
In the past few decades, there have been sweeping education reforms in many countries and regions in the world. In the wake of globalization that brings forth increased competition between countries and peoples, many governments have implemented drastic education reforms to help build a stronger economy and increase international competitiveness.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Change
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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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Zhang, Weiyuan; Ng, Tak-Kay – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
In order to build a knowledge-based society and meet the needs of lifelong education, open learning opportunities are growing at exponential rates. While such growth is commendable, there appears to be a very strong demand for distance guidance services in open education programme selection. The purpose of this study was to develop the online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidance, Open Education, Continuing Education