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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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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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Kennedy, Peter – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
This article is concerned with the politics of lifelong learning policy in post-1997 Hong Kong (HK). The paper is in four parts. Continuing Education, recast as 'lifelong learning', is to be the cornerstone of the post-Handover education reform agenda. The lineaments of a familiar discourse are evident in the Education Commission policy documents.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Change, Continuing Education