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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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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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Colardyn, Danielle – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
France has more than 30 years of experience with continuing education and training. Thanks to the 1971 law and subsequent reforms, enterprises are obliged to pay for education and training activities. What are the results after three decades? Did the law fulfil its initial objectives? As recently as this year, a new agreement has been signed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education, Vocational Education
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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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McIlroy, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1989
Sketches the historical and contemporary context of special funding for university adult and continuing education in Britain. Examines in detail developments in extramural education since 1979. Considers the impact of the Thatcher government's decision to transfer funding to the new Universities Funding Council. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Finance, Extension Education