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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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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
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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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Wain, Kenneth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2000
The discourse of the Learning Society has a vocationalist/managerialist thrust, is oriented toward the global economy, and is market driven. A counter-discourse that rejects emphasis on "performativity" could clash with postmodernist objections to master narratives. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Discourse Analysis, Lifelong Learning
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McIlroy, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1987
Discusses the political environment surrounding British adult continuing education. Includes (1) a sketch of current educational politics; (2) a discussion of the relationship among university, government, and society; (3) information on industrializing universities; (4) discussion on development of continuing education; and (5) the shift from…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Job Training
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Rivera, William M.; Dohmen, Gunther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1985
Following a brief section on definitions of politics, political systems, and educational policy, the article reviews major systems for thinking specifically about adult learning: continuing, recurrent and nonformal education, and lifelong learning as related but distinct concepts, and the question of central control by national government.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Comparative Education, Continuing Education