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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Soares, Diana; Dias, Diana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Nurturing students' continuous learning is a current trend in the higher education agenda. Curricula and academic contents should enable students to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as promoting both developing and training opportunities in the course of their lives and careers. Despite the relevance given to lifelong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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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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Voelkel, Micki; Henehan, Shelli – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
American popular culture romanticises relationships between sex workers and their customers; novels, films and television depict prostitutes as innocents in need of rescue by a wealthy or powerful man. Miss Laura's Social Club, a restored Victorian brothel in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA, functions both as an informal house museum and the visitor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Historical Interpretation, Sex, Qualitative Research
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West, Linden – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Peter Jarvis emphasised relationships in education: people in the West assumed we were born as individuals but we are relationally embedded from the outset and learn to become social beings. This paper is concerned with how we learn democratic sensibilities with a prime focus on "liberal" workers' education in the United Kingdom and the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values
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Mangan, Doireann; Winter, Laura Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Students from refugee backgrounds face unique challenges within higher education. This article reports analysis from a systematic review of qualitative research which aimed to explore these students' experiences. Four databases were searched, inclusion/exclusion criteria applied and the remaining studies subjected to a quality assessment, leaving…
Descriptors: Refugees, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Experience
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Howarth, Jason Paul; D'Alessandro, Steven; Johnson, Lester; White, Lesley – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Despite the widespread adoption of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), no business model has emerged to make them sustainable from an institution standpoint. Using MOOCs as a marketing platform shows promise; but for this to succeed, it is necessary to understand the motivations of those who undertake them and to demonstrate how these same…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Cuervo, Hernan; Wyn, Johanna – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
It is common for organizations such as the International Labour Organization and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to acknowledge that the links between education and work are far from smooth, creating a "crisis" for youth. This includes increasing rates of unemployment, under-employment and precarious work. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Age Groups, Generational Differences
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Jamieson, Anne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article brings together some of the main findings from research on older learners, conducted and published by the author over a period of 10 years. This research investigated the characteristics, motivations and benefits of formal learning. The samples were drawn from among both students and graduates from a London university. Data were…
Descriptors: Retirement, Higher Education, Role of Education, Questionnaires
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Tumuheki, Peace Buhwamatsiko; Zeelen, Jacques; Openjuru, George Ladaah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The objective of this qualitative study was to establish motivations for participation of non-traditional students (NTS) in university education. The findings are drawn from empirical data collected from 15 unstructured in-depth interviews with NTS of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology at Makerere University, and analysed with the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Social Environment
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Dismore, Harriet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper examines the ways in which learning in higher education can influence a person's modus vivendi or way of life. The cases of three individuals following transition to higher education from an apprenticeship in England are presented. Data from individual interviews were analysed according to approaches to reflexivity. In all three cases,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Life Style, Semi Structured Interviews
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Zepke, Nick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to argue that student engagement, an important area for research about learning and teaching in formal higher education, has an elective affinity with neoliberalism, a hegemonic ideology in many countries of the developed world. The paper first surveys an extensive research literature examining student engagement and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
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Burkšaitiene, Nijole – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This article reports the results of the investigation into institutional support provided to adults by 12 novice consultants on assessment and recognition of their non-formal and informal learning in four institutions of higher education (HEIs) in Lithuania. Using the general systems perspective and perception theory, novice consultants'…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Feedback (Response)
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Müller, Romina; Remdisch, Sabine; Köhler, Katharina; Marr, Liz; Repo, Saara; Yndigegn, Carsten – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Easing access to higher education (HE) for those engaging in lifelong learning has been a common policy objective across the European Union since the late 1990s. To reach this goal, the transition between vocational and academic routes must be simplified, but European countries are at different developmental stages. This article maps the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Curriculum Design
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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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