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Barr, Jean – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1996
Critiques a Scottish proposal to convert liberal adult education into credit-bearing courses for funding purposes. Argues that this would reduce access and narrow curricular offerings for certain groups and that wholesale accreditation should not displace all other agendas and goals for adult and continuing education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Credit Courses, Educational Finance
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Cloonan, Martin; Hearinger, Arnaud; Matarazzo, Benedetto; Murphy, Mark; Osborne, Mike – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1999
A study of funding models for continuing education in France, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland shows that cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is generally implicit and not articulated in technical terms. Course providers' value systems or ideologies militate against simplistic use of CBA. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance