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Schuetze, Hans G. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
This chapter looks into the changing contexts and definitions of clienteles of lifelong learners over the last quarter of a century. The author has been involved in three closely related studies on who lifelong learners are, how they access and participate in higher education (HE), and how and what are they learning in HE and summarises some of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Educational Research
Wittnebel, Leo – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
The commodification of education in all forms has created a lucrative trade, particularly within the realm of continuing professional education. Mandated across a wide spectrum of industries, and particularly salient in healthcare due to rapid advances in medicine and technology, professional education is said to be the vehicle that keeps…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Professional Continuing Education, Adult Learning, Medical Education
Knox, Alan – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
This article explores personal, organisational and societal perspectives on creativity, arts, and adult education. Attention to creativity in the United States has increased during the past century. Fifty years ago, scholars and practitioners interested in the arts and sciences were focused on extraordinary creative achievements. Since then the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Art, Innovation, Adult Education
Clover, Darlene E.; Sanford, Kathy; Jayme, Bruno de Oliveira – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
Using a content analysis approach, this article shares the results of scholarly adult education study on museum and library adult education and learning as represented in peer-reviewed publications over the past 60 years. Findings show a paucity of studies in general, but particularly around libraries. The majority of publications on libraries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Centers
Dudzinska-Przesmitzki, Dana; Grenier, Robin S. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010
The ability of US museums to attract and engage ethnically diverse audiences, including African Americans is a problem that has plagued museums for decades (Falk, 1993; Philipp, 1999). Scholars have sought to understand traditional visitors' perceptions of museums in order to better to increase visitations and promote lifelong learning, but…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, African Americans, Audiences, Lifelong Learning
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Schaeper, Hilde – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Higher Education, Comparative Education
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Knust, Michaela; Zawacki-Richter, Olaf; Hanft, Anke – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
An international comparison study investigated the organisation and management of continuing higher education (CHE) in Germany, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, Austria and the United States of America. CHE is compared on the system level (boundaries between traditional study programmes and CHE, linking of CHE and vocational training,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries