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Mayo, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper draws on a national lifelong learning (LLL) strategy document to argue that not all EU member states are ready to give up on a more broadened social and community-oriented form of LLL, at least in their policy document discourse. They can appeal, in their policy interpretations, to the 'democratic imaginary' whereby learning, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Mikulec, Borut – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
The European Union (EU) has significantly influenced the formation of European adult education policy in the last decade. By raising the importance and visibility of adult education, the EU has become an influential actor in the norm and standard setting for adult education and lifelong learning. However, as previous research has shown, the EU…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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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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Duncan, Sam – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2015
This paper presents an initial inductive analysis of eight semi-structured interviews with English adult learners conducted as part of the European Union (EU) BeLL project. It uses the theoretical lens of biographical learning (with its key concepts of agency and narrative) to explore what these interviews can tell us about the ways adults express…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Logical Thinking, Informal Education, Adult Education
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Field, John – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1996
A review of the European Union's adult continuing education (ACE) and training policies concludes that most national systems of ACE are already multifaceted and flexible; the European Union's policy focus on economic growth and competitiveness intensifies environmental degradation and economic inequities; and European Union financial support may…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries