ERIC Number: ED375252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Outside the Golden Gate: Prospects and Comparisons in Finnish Adult Higher Education.
Parjanen, Matti, Ed.; And Others
This book contains four articles on adult higher education (AHE) in Finland. In the preface, Matti Parjanen outlines the development of AHE in Finland and discusses the rationale for the book. In "Adult Education and Universities in the Era of Economic Depression," Osmo Kivinen and Risto Rinne examine the dilemma between the mission of the university and the ever-expanding higher education (HE) system against the backdrop of the deep economic depression that currently exists in the Nordic countries. Reijo Raivola discusses the following topics in "Adult Education in the New Europe": areas of emphasis of European adult education; the search for a common starting place in educational policy; emphasis on the importance of education in the Maastricht Treaty; points of departure for educational policy, goals, and means of implementation; and adult education in a united Europe. In "Continuing Higher Education in Canada, Finland, and the United Kingdom," Malcolm Tight focuses on the relationship between continuing education and HE, changing HE systems, and alternative forms of continuing HE in each country. Matti Parjanen considers societal factors, values, and national identity in his comparison of AHE in Finland and Ireland titled "Adult Higher Education on the Peripheries of Europe, in Finland and Ireland." (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Political Influences, Professional Continuing Education, Role of Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Values
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tampere Univ. (Finland).
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Finland; Ireland; United Kingdom