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Mikulec, Borut – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2021
The role of international intergovernmental organisations (IIOs) in global and/or European adult education policymaking has received significant attention in the field of adult education (AE) in the twenty-first century. However, empirical AE studies examining the impact of different IIO policies on country-level AE policies and practices, and the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Global Approach, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Thorburn, Malcolm – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This critical paper investigates one influential post-millennial initiative -- the Daily Mile programme -- which is designed to promote the multifarious lifelong enhancing benefits of running-based experiences. A textually orientated discourse analysis of the language used in media, policy and research-related documentary sources of evidence are…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The idea of learning rooted in behavioural psychology has become dominant in the field of teaching and learning for several decades. Even though it has been widely used in formal education it is inadequate for informing lifelong learning policies and plans. In this paper, first I critique the psychological foundation of learning and in the second…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Criticism
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Rodrigues, Mariana; Queiroga, Rita; Ribeiro, Ana Bela; Alves, Natália; Neves, Tiago – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Precarious jobs and unemployment have become common issues for many young adults due to the unfavourable labour market situation in Portugal. Against this background, lifelong learning (LLL) policies have been called in to play a role in creating economic growth and supporting the social inclusion of young adults in vulnerable educational and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Geographic Regions, Foreign Countries
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Milana, Marcella; Klatt, Gosia; Tronca, Luigi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The influence of the European Commission (EC) expert groups on policy coordination within the European Union has received a growing interest among researchers, who have assessed their role in policy-making processes, their participation patterns, their transparency, and their knowledge-generating process. This article interrogates the structural…
Descriptors: Governance, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Social Networks
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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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Carpentieri, J. D. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The field of Adult Literacy and Numeracy (ALN) has an evidence problem. This paper analyses that problem through the lens of three overarching types of evidence available to researchers and policymakers: Type 1 evidence, which provides descriptions of the scope of social problems; Type 2 evidence measuring the impacts of programmes addressing…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Evidence, Social Problems
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Elken, Mari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning has been characterized as a policy instrument with a number of contested ideas, raising questions about the process through which such instruments are developed at European level. The introduction of the EQF is in this article examined through variations of neo-institutional theory:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Qualifications
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Bergmo-Prvulovic, Ingela – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This paper explores the essential understanding and underlying perspectives of career implicit in EU career guidance policy in the twenty-first century, as well as the possible implications of these for the future mission of guidance. Career theories, models and concepts that serve career guidance are shaped on the twentieth-century industrial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy
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Boeren, Ellen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article reflects on European education policy which is driven by benchmarks and indicators. While the European benchmark on adult lifelong learning participation--15% to be achieved by 2020--is measured by the Labour Force Survey, the Eurostat Adult Education Survey (AES) was designed to better understand the topic of adult lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Policy Formation, Educational Policy
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Zeelen, J.; Rampedi, M.; de Jong, G. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
In this article we report and reflect on a study about the problems encountered in the implementation of adult education policies in the Limpopo province of South Africa. We used the model of intergovernmental policy implementation of Van Horn and Van Meter as a theoretical framework. We reflect on this study and link the findings with more recent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Guidelines
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Pohl, Axel; Walther, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
The term activation refers to a shift in social policies, through which individuals are given more responsibility for their own social inclusion. This article provides a comparative analysis of the different ways in which EU member states interpret and implement the concept of activation by addressing the transitions of disadvantaged young people…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning
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Bhola, H. S. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
Poverty reduction today, at least in rhetoric, is a global priority; the essential role of education in poverty reduction is universally assumed. However, the dialectic between the concurrent and contradictory processes of 'poverty reduction' and 'poverty induction' is not well understood, and the historically rooted and globally entrenched larger…
Descriptors: Ideology, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Poverty
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Edwards, Richard; Ranson, Stewart; Strain, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2002
The current notion of lifelong learning in policy and practice is dominated by behaviorist, adaptive accumulation of skills and qualifications. An alternative is reflexive lifelong learning, developed through social learning networks within the context of dislocation and uncertainty. It involves the reflexive practices of metacognitive analysis…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Metacognition, Policy Formation