ERIC Number: ED564050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 228
The Role of Higher Education in Promoting Lifelong Learning. UIL Publication Series on Lifelong Learning Policies and Strategies: No. 3
Yang, Jin, Ed.; Schneller, Chripa, Ed.; Roche, Stephen, Ed.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
There is no doubt that universities have a vital role to play in promoting lifelong learning. This publication presents possible ways of expanding and transforming higher education to facilitate lifelong learning in different socio-economic contexts. Nine articles address the various dimensions of the role of higher education in promoting lifelong learning from a global perspective. The goal is to give the reader a better understanding of the theoretical frameworks and practical implementation of lifelong learning in higher education in different regions of the world. After a preface and introduction, the following articles are included: (1) Adult access to higher education: An international overview (Michael Osborne, Russell Rimmer, and Muir Houston); (2) From university lifelong learning to lifelong learning universities: Developing and implementing effective strategies (Francoise de Viron and Pat Davies); (3) The social efficiency of tertiary lifelong learning: Initial insights from a European research project (Karsten Kruger, Nestor Duch, Marti Parellada, Michael Osborne, Michele Mariani, and Laureano Jimenez); (4) Higher education in lifelong learning in South Africa (Shirley Walters); (5) Higher education and lifelong learning in Japan: Why is it so difficult to promote recurrent education? (Yukiko Sawano); (6) The role of universities in elder education: The experience of Shanghai and Shanghai Normal University (Minxuan Zhang and Jinjie Xu); (7) Lifelong learning in practice (Allie Clemans); (8) The parallel adult education system: A Danish contribution to lifelong learning at university level (Bjarne Wahlgren); and (9) From Marx to Market: Limitations of university-led "collaboration" in the Yangpu (Shanghai) Innovation Zone (Roger Boshier).
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Socioeconomic Influences, Program Implementation, Journal Articles, Access to Education, Adult Students, Global Approach, Best Practices, Research Reports, Barriers, Case Studies, Profiles, Educational Practices, Andragogy, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) (Germany)
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); Denmark; Japan; South Africa