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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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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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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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Young, Enoch C. M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
This paper examines the role and position of continuing education in the lifelong learning society of Hong Kong. The first section describes the basic components of Hong Kong's lifelong learning system, which is composed of two interconnected sub-systems--namely, conventional education and continuing education--integrated under a common…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Quality
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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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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
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Tennant, Mark – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
This paper presents a comprehensive review of the five-volume set, "Adult and Continuing Education." This publication is a monumental and diverse collection of material related directly or indirectly to the broad theme of adult and continuing education. The collection captures a great deal of the thought which has informed the…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Justice
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Karalis, Thanassis; Vergidis, Dimitris – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
This article concerns recent developments and current trends in lifelong education in Greece, specifically those related with funding from European Social Fund (ESF). The analysis undertaken focuses mainly on (a) the expansion of continuing training activities in Greece during the past ten years and the development of new training organizations as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education
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Garuba, Ayo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
The relevance of the teacher to the success of any education innovation is not open to contention. Equally incontentious is the relevance of education and training to the success of the teacher in the attainment of his/her professional goals. It is against this background that this paper examines the continuing education imperatives in the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Promotion, Educational Innovation, Teacher Empowerment
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Wong, Edwin King Por; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
An innovative scheme known as Project Yi Jin that provided an alternative route for students who failed in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) to gain an academic status for, and access to, higher education was evaluated after one year's implementation. A survey of 2416 students via telephone found that students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Lifelong Learning, Continuing 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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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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Stroobants, Veerle; Jans, Marc; Wildemeersch, Danny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Transitional learning--a process of adaptation, growth, distinction, and resistance to changing circumstances--is illustrated through research on women's biographical learning related to work and on socioeconomic integration of young adults. Transitional learning is aimed at creating meaningful connections between individual life and society…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship
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Saindon, J.; Long, Huey B. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1983
Despite the general observations concerning the association between continuing education and occupation, few studies have been conducted to determine how occupation influences participation. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to ascertain whether particular working conditions are associated with participation in educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Occupational Clusters
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Bagnall, Richard G. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1994
Describes four tensions in postmodern continuing education practice: aggregation versus fragmentation, consistency versus flexibility, description versus evaluation, and associationality versus immediacy. Explains the two opposing inclinations in these concepts: there are good reasons following each one, but doing so limits the possibility of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Practices, Postmodernism
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