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ERIC Number: EJ1088796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2156-8235
Profiles and Motives of Adults in Flemish Continuing Higher Education
Boeren, Ellen
European Journal of Higher Education, v1 n2-3 p179-191 2011
The present paper explores the profiles and motives of adults in Flemish continuing higher education based on a dataset gathered in the Sixth Framework project LLL2010 "Towards a lifelong learning society in Europe: the contribution of the education system". Educational offers in continuing higher education are highly imbalanced with offers only present in social sciences and humanities. Adult learners in these types of courses often have already obtained a degree in the past, and mainly study because of an intrinsic interest in the course subject, although obtaining a degree and getting a job is an important motive for lower educated adults without a job, too.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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