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Webb, Sue; Dunwoodie, Karen; Wilkinson, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Transnational migration, especially the growth of forced migration is unsettling the literature on widening access to university education. Equity definitions and understandings that frame social inclusion have presumed stable domestic populations within nations and targeted redressing historic internal social inequalities. Refugees and people…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Access to Education, Refugees
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Rasmussen, Palle; Larson, Anne; Cort, Pia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Denmark has a strong and versatile tradition of adult education. Over a long historical period, adult education for public enlightenment and leisure, for continuing study and for vocational and professional competence have been developed, been made part of state policy and been used by citizens. But in recent years the public and political…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Educational History, Political Attitudes
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Boshier, Roger – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
China is trying to develop better outcomes for students, build world-class institutions and ascend global university rankings. Beijing also wants to jettison the notion it is the workshop of the world and embrace a culture of innovation. Peter Jarvis thinks the world would be a better place if ordinary people were given convivial spaces wherein…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Change, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Tomlinson, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The move towards a market-driven HE system in the UK and active policy promotion of students as consumers has generated much commentary on the ways in which students' expectations and experiences have been transformed. This article introduces and develops a conceptualization of contemporary higher students' views of their relationship to higher…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Commercialization, Foreign Countries
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Wildemeersch, Danny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
In this contribution, I explore how critical pedagogical perspectives can inspire adult and community education practices. The central argument is that today, in contrast with the heydays of emancipatory practices and theories, the classical critical approaches need reconsideration. The paper explores how these approaches sometimes have a…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Education, Critical Theory, Educational Practices
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Leach, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Changes in tertiary education policy in Aotearoa New Zealand in the last decade have impacted on adult and community education (ACE). Marginalized and understood as non-formal education at the turn of the century, ACE is now part of the "tertiary landscape". It is explicitly steered by education policy, its role severely narrowed, its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Community Education, Educational Policy
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Orr, Dominic; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Widening access to higher education is clearly part of the European policy agenda. Higher education ministers in the Bologna countries, as well as the European Commission, have all expressed a wish to make higher education more representative of national populations. This policy objective has been echoed at national level. One approach to widening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Holmwood, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Public higher education has a long history, with its growth associated with mass higher education and the extension of a social right to education from secondary schooling to university education. Following the rise in student numbers since the 1970s, the aspiration to higher education has been universalized, although opportunities remain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Knowledge Economy, Educational Policy
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Mandal, Sayantan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
In this era of globalisation, the present perception of lifelong learning (LLL) in the Indian policy domain has been going through major changes in an attempt to make it nationally realistic yet globally viable. In this process, all facets of the concept of LLL are constantly metamorphosing, and this in many ways outperforms the older perception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Context Effect
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Churlyaeva, Natalya; Kukushkin, Sergey – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The development of a continuing vocational training programme at the Information Satellite Systems Joint-Stock Company (ISS JSC) during the transition from the planned Soviet economy to what is now called the Russian market economy is briefly outlined. How the collapse of a planned economy led to the degradation of engineering higher education…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Space Sciences
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Koski, Leena; Filander, Karin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
The aim of this paper is to explore the historical representations of adulthood, citizenship and the ideal social bonds of an individual and the society in the transforming moral orders of Finnish adult education. The research is based on a thematic reading of data, which consist of texts written during the past 150 years by theorists of adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Change, Moral Values
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Zepke, Nick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
This article addresses the question: how can lifelong education contribute to subjective well-being by engaging learners and fostering active citizenship? The question arises due to the fact that governments in the western world have identified well-being as an important policy driver. Well-being research suggests that subjective well-being,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Well Being, Learner Engagement
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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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Lauzon, Allan C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
This paper argues that after-school programmes need to be considered an essential part of lifelong learning infrastructure, particularly in light of the dominance of the economic discourse in both lifelong learning literature and the initial schooling literature. The paper, which is based upon existing literature, begins by providing an overview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, After School Programs, Lifelong Learning, Educational History
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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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