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Hansen, Petteri; Wallenius, Tommi; Juvonen, Sara; Varjo, Janne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Throughout history educational leaders have looked to other countries and have attempted to learn by borrowing useful examples to implement in their own educational systems. As recent comparative policy research shows, processes of policy lending and borrowing have their own socio-historically defined dynamics. In this paper, the authors approach…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Cross Cultural Studies, Specialists
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Hedegaard, Joel; Hugo, Martin – Educational Gerontology, 2020
The increasing proportion of senior citizens in the population places new demands on the existing welfare system, in terms of the delivery of social services, but also with respect to democratic issues such as 'inclusion' and 'participation.' Participation in adult education offers a context where senior citizens can be included in society,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Folk Schools, Adult Education, Welfare Services
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Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
This article poses these questions: How do participants on two different courses in folk high schools in Sweden, a basic course and a theatre course, motivate their educational and occupational choices, and what similarities and differences can be identified? We analyse interviews with students drawing on a narrative approach. Five trajectories…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Schools, Career Choice, High School Students
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Colliander, Helena – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2020
This study explores how bilingual teachers with an immigrant background construct professional identity in the context of initial literacy and second language teaching of adults. Specifically, the study seeks to understand what the teachers' membership of different work-related communities means for their professional identity and what capital the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Immigrants, Bilingual Teachers, Professional Identity
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Lyk, Patricia Bianca; Majgaard, Gunver; Vallentin-Holbech, Lotte; Guldager, Julie Dalgaard; Dietrich, Timo; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn; Stock, Christiane – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2020
This paper presents the design process of a Danish educational virtual reality (VR) application for alcohol prevention. Denmark is one on the countries in Europe with the highest alcohol consumption among adolescents. Alcohol abuse is a risk factor for a variety of diseases and contributes as a significant factor to motor vehicle accidents. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Computer Simulation, Alcohol Abuse
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Ruschkowski, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Youth recreation centres have been a key institution in providing young people with meaningful activity after school, going back to the mid-twentieth century in Sweden. These centres have been the focus of research, but very few studies have paid attention to the youth recreation leader, the person working in these centres. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Youth Leaders, Reflection, Foreign Countries, Folk Schools
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Rogers, Alan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper argues that Non-formal Education (NFE) has seen a remarkable revival of interest across both developing countries and the more highly developed countries. Among the factors causing this revival is the search for alternative educations to meet the needs of different groups in society. But in the process, NFE has been relocated -- not so…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation, Community Centers
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Rogers, Alan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper re-examines the position of the Tanzanian Folk Development Colleges, a national network of adult education institutions, at a time when their long-term financial assistance by the Swedish International Development Agency has come to an end and they are being transferred from the Tanzanian Government Ministry of Community Development to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Vocational Education
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Colliander, Helena – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper takes a perspective on professional identity in times of change to explore what societal changes of significance for second language education for adults mean for the teacher's professional identity. It differs, thus, from many other studies on teacher identity, which concentrate on one educational reform. The study, which applies…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Adult Educators, Second Language Instruction, Social Change
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Elsborg, Peter; Nielsen, Johan Bundgaard; Pfister, Gertrud Ursula; Dümer, Vivian; Jacobsen, Anette; Elbe, Anne-Marie – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how the psychological constructs volition and motivation influence successful and unsuccessful weight maintainers' experiences during the difficult period following an intensive lifestyle intervention. Design/methodology/approach: Post lifestyle intervention semi-structured interviews with 11…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Life Style, Intervention, Maintenance
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Smith, Spencer J. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In a time of political turmoil in which both women (#MeToo) and black people (#BlackLivesMatter) are fighting to be heard and recognized, it is worthwhile to look at the past to perhaps uncover new narratives that can give direction. Citizenship Schools provided a way for civil rights activists to civically engage individuals who were previously…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights
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Lövgren, Johan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The Norwegian folk high schools have a legally defined role in the national educational system as a value-based pedagogical alternative without grades, exams or pre-defined curriculums. The roots of the schools can be traced to the theologian N.F.S. Grundtvig and his ideals of a learning that develops not just the mind but the whole student. The…
Descriptors: Folk Schools, Self Concept, Learning Processes, Socialization
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Fejes, Andreas; Olson, Maria; Rahm, Lina; Dahlstedt, Magnus; Sandberg, Fredrik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this article we have analysed the ways a discourse on individualisation is taking shape within adult education in Sweden, how it operates, and what effects it has in terms of shaping student subjectivity. Drawing on a post-structural theorisation we analyse interviews with teachers and students in municipal adult education and folk high schools…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Practices, Democracy
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Lövgren, Johan – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Although large international studies have defined Norway as one of the most secular countries in the world, Christian folk high schools in Norway have experienced record high attendance. This paper presents case studies of the religious education (RE) and practices of two Christian folk high schools in Norway. A survey shows that students at these…
Descriptors: Folk Schools, Foreign Countries, Christianity, Case Studies
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Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to analyse how a discourse on the role model operates in youth recreational work. Drawing on Michel Foucault's concepts of subjectivity, discourse and power-knowledge, the article analyses interviews with youth recreation leader students enrolled at a folk high school, and their talk about occupational choice. The…
Descriptors: Role Models, Recreational Activities, Career Choice, High School Students
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