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UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2018
Basic education is essential if societies and economies are to thrive and become sustainable in challenging times. However, many people have never had an opportunity to benefit from education and many others leave the initial phase of education without attaining the level of proficiency in literacy and numeracy needed to participate fully in…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Basic Education, Recognition (Achievement), Accreditation (Institutions)
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Boeren, Ellen – Studies in Continuing Education, 2017
This paper discusses the layered nature of lifelong learning participation, bringing together fragmented insights in why adults do or do not participate in lifelong learning activities. The paper will discuss the roles and responsibilities of individual adults, education and training providers and countries' social education policies, often…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Learning Activities, Educational Policy
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In the 2017 calendar year, 49 states and Washington, D.C., carried out a total of 241 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness, including legislation, executive orders, board of education actions and budget provisions. This is a marked increase from 2016, one that reflects the priorities of state leaders. According to the Education…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Lee, Jeongwoo – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The objectives of this dissertation include describing and analyzing the patterns of inequality in ALE participation at both the micro and macro levels. Special attention is paid to social origins of individual adults and their association with two groups of macro-level factors, social inequality (income, education, and skill inequality) and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Adult Education, Social Differences, Cross Cultural Studies
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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
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Desjardins, Richard; Rubenson, Kjell – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article focuses on evidence regarding cross-national patterns of participation in adult education and an interpretation of these patterns from an institutional and public policy perspective. The interpretation follows from the perspective that sustaining high and widely distributed levels of investment in the development and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Coordination
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Besharov, Douglas J.; Williams, Heidi – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Innovation inducement prizes have been used for centuries. In the United States, a recent federal policy change--the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010--clarified and simplified a path by which all federal agencies can offer innovation inducement prizes, thus intensifying interest in how government agencies can most effectively design…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Innovation, Incentive Grants, Rewards
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Bangs, John; MacBeath, John – Professional Development in Education, 2012
An analysis of the relationships between teacher unions and governments sheds light on teacher union leadership, what drives it and what ethos lies behind it, illuminating the connections between such initiatives and developing theory in the role of teacher unions. Teacher union leadership in turn enables and encourages teachers to exercise…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Unions, Faculty Development, Educational Policy
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Weigert, Susan C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
The decade following the publication of the No Child Left Behind Act 2001 was an innovative period with respect to inclusive assessment practices for students with disabilities (SWDs). As the United States educational policies under the Obama Administration's Race to the Top initiative re-conceive the inclusion of SWDs in state assessment-based…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Accountability, Inclusion
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Jephcote, Martin; Raby, Rosalind Latiner – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2012
In an era of financial constraint, this article gives attention to the role of "community college global counterparts" by comparing colleges of further education in the UK with community colleges in the US. It points to similarities between the two and the ways in which budgetary constraints impact on them--and, in particular, on access…
Descriptors: College Admission, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges
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Henschke, John A. – Adult Learning, 2012
International travel has the potential to expand one's learning horizons exponentially, especially with the abundantly enriching experiences of adult, continuing, and lifelong learning conferences. CONFINTEA VI (The Sixth World International Conference in Adult Education) sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Travel, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
ACT, Inc., 2011
This paper outlines how the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) meets the definition of "credential" as defined by the US Department of Labor Employment (US DOL) and Training Administration's Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 15-10. The NCRC fits the US DOL definition of a credential both (a) in the context of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Definitions
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.; Rothman, Robert, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
The issue of teacher effectiveness has risen rapidly to the top of the education policy agenda, and the federal government and states are considering bold steps to improve teacher and leader effectiveness. One place to look for ideas is the experiences of high-performing education systems around the world. Finland, Ontario, and Singapore all have…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
Merriam, Sharan B., Ed.; Grace, Andre P., Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
With contributions from leading experts in the field, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education collects in one volume the best previously published literature on the issues and trends affecting adult education today. The volume includes influential pieces from foundational authors in the profession such as Eduard C.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Social Justice, Social Class
Rosado, Luis A.; Hellawell, Marisa; Zamora, Ezequiel Benedicto – Online Submission, 2011
This article provides an overview of the public school system in Mexico from early childhood to high school, and compares it with the American education system. It also identifies educational terminology and concepts unique to the Mexican system that can become possible sources of conflict and confusion for American educators. (Contains 7…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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