ERIC Number: EJ1126362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Continuing Higher Education in Germany Now and in the Future--What Can We Learn from an International Comparison?
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v14 n2 p112-131 Nov 2008
Taking an international comparative perspective, the paper seeks to identify conditions that favour or impede participation in continuing higher education (CHE), and to answer the question what lessons can be learned from other countries. To this end we present selected findings of a secondary analysis of data from seven countries and systematically relate them to the country-specific institutional context. Our analysis suggests that the present situation and the future development of CHE are strongly path-dependent and context-bound. This systemic character of CHE restricts the transferability of particular features of a country's CHE system. Nonetheless, there remain several lessons to be learned from other countries.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Barriers, Performance Factors, Data Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Participant Characteristics, Research Problems, Definitions, Cultural Context, Social Systems, Graduate Surveys, Student Reaction, Enrollment Rate, Gender Differences, Family Influence, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Austria; Finland; France; United Kingdom; United States; Canada
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