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Tupan-Wenno, Mary; Camilleri, Anthony Fisher; Fröhlich, Melanie; King, Sadie – Online Submission, 2016
Despite all intentions in the course of the Bologna Process and decades of investment into improving the social dimension, results in many national and international studies show that inequity remains stubbornly persistent, and that inequity based on socio-economic status, parental education, gender, country-of-origin, rural background and more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Tobias, Robert Michael – Online Submission, 2016
This monograph aims to provide a brief but critical history of adult and community education in Aotearoa over the past fifty years. It draws on primary and secondary sources as well as a substantial body of previous research much of which has yet to be published. The focus of this work is on changing policy environments and their impact on adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Educational Policy, Community Education
Kuroda, Kazuo; Yuki, Takako; Kang, Kyuwon – Online Submission, 2010
Set against the backdrop of increasing economic interdependence in East Asia, the idea of regional integration is now being discussed as a long-term political process in the region. As in the field of the international economy, de facto integration and interdependence exist with respect to the internationalization of the higher education system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Poliandri, Donatella; Cardone, Michele; Muzzioli, Paola; Romiti, Sara – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study is to explore aspects and indicators most commonly used to assess the quality of education systems in different countries through the comparison of 12 national publications describing the state of the educational system. To compare indicators the CIPP model was chosen. This model is organized in four main parts: Context,…
Descriptors: Databases, Web Sites, Models, Educational Indicators
Morrissey, Mary; Myers, Douglas; Belanger, Paul; Robitaille, Magali; Davison, Phil; Van Kleef, Joy; Williams, Rick – Online Submission, 2008
This comprehensive publication assesses the status of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) across Canada and offers insights and recommendations into the processes necessary for employers, post-secondary institutions and government to recognize and value experiential and informal learning. Acknowledging economic trends in Canada's job…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Evaluation, Recognition (Achievement), Adult Education
Online Submission, 2006
As a result of increasing mobility of students and knowledge, cross border education, especially in higher education, is receiving general attention in the Asia and Pacific region. The toolkit serves as a reference tool to assist local policymakers in the formulation of a regulatory framework for cross-border education that is growing rapidly in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Guidelines, Quality Control
Tobias, Robert – Online Submission, 2006
This paper explores the nature and role of those forms of tertiary education that have been variously described as "transition", "foundation" and "bridging" education. It argues that much of the relevant literature is grounded implicitly or explicitly in technicist and liberal functionalist discourses. It then reviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Remedial Instruction, Educational Theories
Tobias, Robert – Online Submission, 2006
This article tells the story of policies relevant to education, ageism and older adults between 1999 and 2005. It follows an article published in a previous "New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning" that described and critiqued policy developments between the 1980s and 2001. The story is located in the context of ongoing historical…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Ideology
Tobias, Robert Michael – Online Submission, 2005
The aim of this paper is to describe and critique key policies and policy documents relevant to older adults' learning and education from the 1980s to 2001. It describes relevant aspects of the historical struggles between competing discourses and ideologies which took place during the period. It then examines the impact of these struggles on the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Ideology
Usher, Alex; Cervenan, Amy – Online Submission, 2005
Over the past few decades, higher education has become available around the world to a degree unimaginable to earlier generations. In many ways, accessible mass higher education is the foundation of the modern knowledge economy, and without it, the bright futures of many youth around the world would be dimmed. Preserving and enhancing the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Usher, Alex – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this study is to move beyond debates about income-contingency or non-income contingency as a means of loan repayment and focus on the specific nature of the debt burden facing students in different countries. In particular, it will explore how much students in different countries owe in student loan debt, the conditions governing…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Income, Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment
Tobias, Robert – Online Submission, 2002
This paper undertakes a review of the report of the Adult Education and Community Learning Working Party released by the New Zealand Government in September 2001. It discusses a number of themes arising out of this report. However, the report is not seen in isolation, and the paper locates it in a wider context. It identifies some of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Goal Orientation