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Findsen, Brian – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2012
This article explores the issue of older adults' access to and participation in higher education in two countries, Aotearoa New Zealand and Scotland. It discusses older adults' engagement with regard to patterns of participation and provision, using a critical educational gerontology approach. The two case studies, one in more theoretical terms,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Woods, Catherine B.; Mutrie, Nanette – Quest, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to outline why physical activity policy is important in terms of promoting population based increases in physical activity. The promotion of physical activity through public policy happens globally and nationally, however to be successful it should also happen at state and local levels. We outline the rationale for the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Danby, Susan; Lee, Alison – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
With growing international interest in diversifying sites for pedagogical work within the doctorate, doctoral programmes of different kinds are being developed in different disciplinary, institutional and national settings. However, little is known about how the pedagogical work of these programmes is designed and enacted, and with what effects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Social Action, Doctoral Programs
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Stalker, Kirsten Ogilvie; Brunner, Richard; Maguire, Roseann; Mitchell, June – Educational Review, 2011
Promoting parental participation plays a significant role in education policies across Britain. Previous research has identified various barriers to involving disabled parents. This paper reports findings from part of a study examining disabled parents' engagement in their children's education, which focused on good practice. Twenty-four case…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Draper, Janet; Forrester, Victor – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2009
Where the continuing professional development (CPD) process is being increasingly articulated and circumscribed by policy and central specification, the initial year of teaching may significantly shape career-long expectations of CPD. This article contrasts the early experiences of beginning secondary teachers in Scotland and Hong Kong and the…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2008
Many adults in OECD countries have low language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. The consequences of these low foundation skills span the economic, health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities. Investment in this sector of adult education is therefore crucial. This study looks specifically inside the programmes for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Alexandrou, Alex; O'Brien, Jim – International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 2007
In the United Kingdom, teachers' professional associations and labor organizations, notably in the form of trade unions have historically been involved in education and training in the workplace. Recently, in the United Kingdom this activity has gained greater credence and importance due to the emergence of trade union learning representatives who…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Unions, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Teelken, Christine; Driessen, Geert; Smit, Frederik – International Review of Education, 2005
This contribution is based on comparative case studies of secondary schools in England, the Netherlands and Scotland. The authors conclude that although opportunities for school choice are offered in a formal sense in each of the locations studied, in certain cases choice is not particularly encouraged. In order to explain this disparity between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission Criteria, Case Studies, School Choice