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Boeren, Ellen; Whittaker, Susan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
It is Europe's ambition to be a strong knowledge based economy. The European Commission recognises the role of lifelong learning in achieving this aim. However, exploring participation rates in post-compulsory learning, it is clear that access to education and training is unequally distributed in society. We know that participation rates vary by…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Adults, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Cefalo, Ruggero; Kazepov, Yuri – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
In our contribution, we investigate the relationship between social investment (SI) and lifelong learning (LLL), discussing how LLL can be integrated theoretically within a SI approach, by focussing on the ideational principles and policy strategies. First, we describe the SI and LLL perspectives, reviewing their foundations and main principles.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Social Capital, Human Capital, Context Effect
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Alheit, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2013
This paper examines the idea of qualitative comparing in order to create a "heuristic concept" that will enable relational structures to be examined, drawing on the sociological tradition founded by Norbert Elias. Subsequently, an empirical research example -- the comparison of three "mentality spaces" in post-socialist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Heuristics