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Wildemeersch, Danny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
The arrival of newcomers in our societies "impinges upon us" (Peter Jarvis). Adult and continuing education are invited to take a stance. In response to this, I explore how relevant citizenship education for and with newcomers can be conceived of. In the first place, I explore how the arrival of newcomers triggers ambivalent reactions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Immigrants
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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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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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Williams, Joanna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Whilst in government, New Labour defined social exclusion as a state of "disadvantage" resulting from individual psychology: namely, low aspirations, a lack of self-confidence or moral deviancy. Engagement in lifelong learning was considered a means of promoting social inclusion and of overcoming such disadvantage. This policy review…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Discourse Analysis, Social Influences, Individual Psychology
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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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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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Weber, Karl; Stampfli, Tiina – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
In the political discourse, the idea that organising continuing education according to the rules of the market would improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of continuing education programmes is gaining significance. In this article, we endeavour to subject some elements of this fundamental option in continuing education policy to an…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Politics of Education
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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