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ERIC Number: ED564050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 199
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 228
ISBN: 978-92-820-1194-2
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).
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. Feldbrunnenstrasse 58, 20148 Hamburg, Germany. Tel: +49-40-4480410; Fax: +49-40-4107723; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) (Germany)
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); Denmark; Japan; South Africa