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ERIC Number: EJ1001469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Continental Drift
Field, John
Adults Learning, v23 n4 p28-29 Sum 2012
Adult learning has benefited from the visibility and profile of lifelong learning across a range of European policy areas. The overall profile of adult learning benefited enormously from the European Commission's decision to group all its education and training programmes together under the brand of the "Lifelong Learning Programme." The Commission's plans are worth examining in more detail. The author found that: (1) The Commission is proposing a budget increase; (2) adult learning as a field has had limited access to several of the programmes for lifelong learning; (3) non-formal education is not mentioned at all; and (4) there is little acknowledgement of the continent's changing population profile. The author argues that the Commission's redesign of its education and training programmes looks like a bundle of missed opportunities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A