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Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Opheim, Vibeke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This paper explores patterns in participation in adult education and training (AET) by comparing five countries with high participation rates (the Nordic countries and the Netherlands) with three countries with significantly lower participation rates (France, Poland and the Slovak Republic). Using PIAAC data the paper examines differences in the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, Supply and Demand
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Støren, Liv Anne; Lundetrae, Kjersti; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
To what extent do favourable job characteristics contribute to the variation in numeracy skills between countries? Based on theory of maintenance and further development of pre-existing skills, this is explored by applying data on numeracy skills among employed persons in seven European countries participating in the Survey of Adult Skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills
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Støren, Liv Anne; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Participation in job-related training among immigrants is becoming more important in Europe in view of large immigration inflows. This paper considers differences in training participation rates by immigrant background including by whether they are from Western or non-Western origins. Also considered is whether differences by immigrant background…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Participation, Job Training, Foreign Countries
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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This study explored drivers of participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among low-educated mature-aged employees and compared them across four Nordic countries. Workplaces can be low-threshold, effective arenas for development of their skills in work and learning. The paper builds on the Bounded Agency Model and theories of learning…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Work Environment, Learning Motivation
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Olsen, Dorothy Sutherland; Tikkanen, Tarja – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
There has been a prolific production of research papers on workplace learning (WPL) during the last two decades. Several reviews of the field discuss the development of themes, the use of foundational terms and some different models and frameworks have been developed. The purpose of this article is to analyse the recent development of the field of…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, International Assessment, Competence, Educational Trends
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Støren, Liv Anne; Børing, Pål – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Most studies on participation in training focus on participation versus non-participation. The individual's participation varies, however, very much in terms of the duration of training, from until a few days to intensive participation. This study examines participation in non-formal training by the total amount of training during a year. In the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Lifelong Learning, Informal Education, Job Training
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Su, Yahui; Feng, Liyia; Hsu, Chang-Hui – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article reflects on the implementation of lifelong professional development for teachers in Taiwan based on our analysis and understanding of the participation of elementary and secondary school teachers in the Teacher Professional Development and Evaluation (TPDE) programme. This qualitative account is established based on 34 in-depth…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cort, Pia; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Thomsen, Rie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
In the EU, ambitious objectives have been set for education and training since the adoption of the Lisbon Agenda in 2000. The policies aim among other things to empower the individual through participation in lifelong learning which is seen as both a right and a duty: 'People need to want and to be able to take their lives into their own hands--to…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Lifelong Learning
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Zanazzi, Silvia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
A skilled workforce is a prerequisite for productivity and a stepping stone for innovation. This is the reason why education and investment in skills have been made the foundations of Europe 2020, Europe's strategy to overcome the economic crisis and boost growth. The propensity for developing skills is consistently present in European countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Impact, Economic Factors, Skill Development
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Brigham, Susan M.; Baillie Abidi, Catherine; Zhang, Yuhui – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Migration is a gendered phenomenon, embedded within patriarchal structures and social relations that extend beyond State borders. We draw on a transnational feminist framework to explore the gendered dimensions of young refugee and immigrant women's migration and learning experiences. Ten women were involved in a participatory photography research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Migrants, Refugees
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Youde, Andrew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The article proposes a new way of analysing and understanding blended learning and contributes to current debates about adult learner motivations for study. It argues that, whilst the validity of the Andragogical Model has been criticised, it has provided a useful framework of analysis in the context of blended learning to meet the needs of adult…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Blended Learning, Tutoring, Adult Learning
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Brown, Alan; Bimrose, Jenny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The drivers of learning for mid-career workers with few initial qualifications from the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy and Poland are examined. The focus in this article is upon the learning pathways and experience of the low-qualified drawn from empirical research which gathered and analysed the strategic career and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Semiskilled Workers, Career Change
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Salvà-Mut, Francesca; Tugores-Ques, María; Quintana-Murci, Elena – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article presents the research results from a study that was conducted on Spanish youths aged 25-29 years who are neither in employment nor education and training (NEET). Their characteristics were analysed as well as the differential aspects in relation to people who are in employment, education or training. A typology of NEETs was also…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Classification, Employment, Biographies
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Garnet, Dustin; Sinner, Anita; Walker, Cindy; Esmat, Ranya; Yi, Seonjeong – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Third-age learning is a subset of lifelong learning enjoyed by individuals in the stage of retirement, and often 60 years or older. Community art education (CAE) for learners in the third age commonly occurs in recreational settings, nursing homes, museums, libraries and places of worship. In addition to these informal learning sites, there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Education, Art Education, Lifelong Learning
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Lee, Jeongwoo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Inequality in adult learning and education (ALE) participation has been reported by previous comparative studies. In doing so, however, most of efforts have been made to understand such patterns of inequality in ALE participation at the micro-level using a conceptual approach based on human capital theory. While the micro-level approach offers an…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Participation, Adult Students, Adult Education
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