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Orr, Dominic; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Widening access to higher education is clearly part of the European policy agenda. Higher education ministers in the Bologna countries, as well as the European Commission, have all expressed a wish to make higher education more representative of national populations. This policy objective has been echoed at national level. One approach to widening…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Brannlund, Annica; Nordlander, Erica; Strandh, Mattias – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
There is extensive research pointing to the positive effects of education in the form of labour market outcomes. These outcomes are vital when evaluating education; there are however additional outcomes of education that might also be important for quality of life. From this point of view, education could affect non-market areas such as democracy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, Employment Potential
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Broek, Simon; Hake, Barry J. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article contains an analysis of policies aimed at increasing the participation of adults in higher education (HE) in seven countries (NL, DK, SE, UK, BE Flanders, DE and the state of California in the USA). In order to maintain their economic competitiveness, many countries have developed policies to increase the participation of adults in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis
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Andersson, Per; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
This article focuses on the tensions between mobility, knowledge and recognition, and what the impact of migration could be on lifelong education and society. This is discussed with the case of Sweden as the starting point. The main issue in Sweden concerning migration is the admission of refugees. Sweden has had a relatively open policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Lifelong Learning, Refugees
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Stenberg, Anders – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
The public supply of adult education is very different between countries, making it likely that there is scope for efficiency gains. The contribution of this paper is to provide an economic evaluation of the earnings impact of adult education at upper secondary level (AE) in Sweden, where the supply is plausibly larger than in any other country.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Secondary Education, Income, Education Work Relationship
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Boud, David; Dahlgren, Lars-Owe; Dahlgren, Madeleine Abrandt; Larsson, Staffan; Sork, Thomas J.; Walters, Shirley – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2006
The article reflects on the construction of a common Master's programme across four universities located on four continents, in order to explore the role of networks in international educational collaboration. The study draws on the documented processes of the principal members of the programme team. It is presented as a case study of the…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Ylinenpaa, Hakan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2005
This article explores the characteristics involved when higher education institutions (HEIs) engage in management training in smaller firms. Building on previous research on how smaller firms and small firm managers learn and how these learning characteristics relate to the dominating culture in HEIs, the article suggests a tentative framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Higher Education, Business Administration