ERIC Number: ED472371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Lifelong Learning for All: An International Perspective. Working Paper.
Recent international discussions provide information on various countries' responses to lifelong learning, including the following: (1) existing unmet needs and emerging needs for education and training; (2) funds required compared with what was provided; and (3) methods for acquiring additional funds, among them efficiency measures leading to savings and reallocation, cost incentives directed at employers, federal mandate for employer involvement in training, and increase in federal student aid. The need for funding varies among wealthy countries and between rich and poor countries although globalization and technological and demographic changes are major factors in the increased need for lifelong learning in all nations. Possibilities for implementing forms of funding also vary and are dependent on prevailing political and economic structures. Federal governments have a major role in providing increased funds for education and training for disadvantaged students although this varies internationally. Countries with histories of social/business/government partnerships, such as Sweden, France, and Germany, have more successfully provided for the less advantaged than their less socialized counterparts, such as Australia and the United Kingdom. (Included are eight tables and descriptive boxes. The bibliography lists 35 references). (AJ)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Comparative Education, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Planning, Cost Effectiveness, Demography, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged, Economic Climate, Economic Status, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Expenditures, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Human Capital, International Communication, International Educational Exchange, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Poverty Areas, Productivity, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, School Business Relationship, Social Integration, Student Financial Aid, Technological Advancement, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://www.education.monash.edu.au/centres/ceet/WP46.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia