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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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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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Bagnall, Richard G. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
Citizenship and belonging was identified as one of the nine progressive themes of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) inquiry into the future of lifelong learning in the United Kingdom. It was used to inform the inquiry's recommendations on the desired form of that future. This paper articulates a critique of the report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Role of Education
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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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Narushima, Miya – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
In Canada, as in many countries, public continuing education of the non-vocational general interest type for people in post-work languishes on the margins of political discourse. This case study of one such traditional program for seniors run by a school board in Ontario explores the experiences of older adults and the meanings they attach to…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Gerontology, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning
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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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Haffenden, Ian G. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1987
Criteria for analysis of youth education and training in the context of lifelong learning and continuing education should be democratization, vertical articulation, and horizontal integration. Such an analysis should pay attention to the psychological development of youth and the meaning given to the criteria in specific national contexts. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Criteria
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Cruikshank, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1995
Economic globalization deprives countries of control of their own destinies, with devastating consequences. This doctrine justifies inequality and should be resisted by adult educators who are being asked to educate and train people to compete in the global marketplace rather than work for social justice. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Extension Education, Foreign Countries
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Duke, Chris – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1991
Features of the Australian educational system are examined: the evolution of postcompulsory education, continuing education and training within employment from 1950-80, issues and options faced in the mid-1980s, and decisive changes in the structure of higher education at the end of the 1980s. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Governance
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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
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Jotham, Richard W.; And Others – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1996
Information technology courses are offered at 11 accessible locations for adults with disabilities in England's East Midlands. Some modules earn credit toward a university certificate. Many trainees have developed community businesses, enhanced self-esteem, and expanded career ambitions. (SK)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Education, Continuing Education, Disabilities
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