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Boon, Danielle; da Conceição Savio, Edegar; Kroon, Sjaak; Kurvers, Jeanne – Language Policy, 2021
This article draws on two studies of language diversity and adult literacy education in Timor-Leste that were conducted in different regions of the country between 2009 and 2013. Its central focus is on the day-to-day language practices and language values of local participants and the way in which these practices and values relate to national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Language Planning
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2021
2020 will be remembered as a watershed year. The pandemic's impact has moved Europe's vocational education and training (VET) and skills policy centre stage. The new EU policy in the making was designed to unleash VET's full potential and make it better suited to shape and manage the digital and green transitions to a fair economy and society; it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Roumell, Elizabeth A. – Adult Literacy Education, 2021
In this essay, I argue that our recent pivot toward digital learning, in addition to the social discontent and economic turbulence exacerbated by the pandemic, requires a re-imagining of how we "do" adult and workforce education (AWE) policy. First, I briefly describe the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) policy.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation
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Hartmann, Eva – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
This contribution explores how multinational companies (MNCs) have managed to develop their own policy that sets international standards for education, in particular in the sphere of corporate education. It criticises education policy studies for leaving the study of corporate education mainly to management and human resource studies. As a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Global Approach, Criticism, Corporate Education
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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
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
Developments in five priority areas for VET, agreed in 2015 by the EU-28, Iceland, Norway, candidate countries, the European Commission and EU social partners, are at the centre of this report. Work in 2015-19 shows continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives. It confirms the recent focus on apprenticeships and other forms of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education
Jaouani, Abdelaziz; Nikolovska, Margareta; Milovanovitch, Mihaylo; Nielsen, Susanne – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Azerbaijan's human capital development issues and Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy responses in a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Bardak, Ummuhan – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Georgia's human capital development issues and vocational education and training (VET) policy responses from a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
McBride, Vincent – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Armenia's human capital issues and vocational education and training (VET) policies from a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practices that hinder the development and use of human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Milovanovitch, Mihaylo – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Moldova's human capital development (HCD) issues and vocational education and training (VET) policy responses from a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges relating to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Dorléans, Marie – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Montenegro's human capital development issues and vocational education and training (VET) policy responses in a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Taurelli, Siria – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment process provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Serbia's human capital development issues and vocational education and training (VET) policy responses from a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
Kuusela, Timo – European Training Foundation, 2020
This European Training Foundation (ETF) assessment provides an external, forward-looking analysis of Ukraine's human capital development issues and vocational education and training (VET) policy responses in a lifelong learning perspective. It identifies challenges related to education and training policy and practice that hinder the development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
National Skills Coalition, 2020
Over half of jobs in the U.S. require training beyond high school but not a four-year degree. These skilled jobs are the backbone of America's economy, and filling them is critical to America's success in the 21st century. Every day, in communities coast to coast, working people, students, and families are looking for opportunities to get ahead.…
Descriptors: Job Skills, 21st Century Skills, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education
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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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