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Boyadjieva, Pepka; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya; Milenkova, Valentina; Stoilova, Rumiana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The article's aim is twofold: to outline the specificity of the embeddedness approach and to explore the embeddedness of graduates' education-job mismatch and the formation of lifelong learning policies. The study is based on both quantitative and qualitative data, obtained from the Bulgarian Universities Ranking System, and from interviews with…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, College Graduates
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Ravulo, Jioji – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
There is a need for culturally relevant and appropriate retention programs within a climate of ever-increasing neo-liberalism that is seeking to change the very nature and underlying rationale of higher education. This article is posited alongside the reflections of past and current university students, who highlight various socio-economic and…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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Finnegan, Fergal; Valadas, Sandra; O'Neill, Jerry; Fragoso, Antonio; Paulos, Liliana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article explores non-traditional student and graduate views of the university in Ireland and Portugal as it relates to their expectations of, and experiences in, the labour market. The research is based on in-depth biographical interviews with 61 non-traditional students and graduates conducted longitudinally (85 interviews in total). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Nontraditional Students, College Students
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de Jong, Gideon; Fajardo Rojas, Miguel Arturo; Almeyda, Gloria – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Since the new millennium, the issue of financial inclusion of young people has increasingly gained recognition, especially in relation to those living in deprived circumstances. Financial inclusion can be promoted through education that specifically aims for the strengthening of young persons' financial capabilities. In 2013, a participatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Soares, Diana; Dias, Diana – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Nurturing students' continuous learning is a current trend in the higher education agenda. Curricula and academic contents should enable students to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as promoting both developing and training opportunities in the course of their lives and careers. Despite the relevance given to lifelong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Hardy, Margaret; Summers, Mathew; Millear, Prudence; Oprescu, Florin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
It is forecast that ageing baby boomers will have a substantial impact on future health expenditure. The primary aim of this study is to explore the perceived health benefits of later life university study for baby boomers. An online survey of Australian baby boomers examined their beliefs regarding the health benefits of studying at university in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Baby Boomers, Intervention, Nontraditional Students
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Miles, Jennifer Kay; Creely, Edwin; Pruyn, Marc – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
In this article, I am joined by two academic colleagues to explore my personal narratives and experiences as a doctoral student, and to explicate the challenges and achievements of my pathway into doctoral studies. Positioning itself within the growing field of doctoral research, the article focuses on an exploration of three vignettes which…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Friendship, Identification (Psychology), Graduate Students
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Hardy, Margaret; Oprescu, Florin; Millear, Prudence; Summers, Mathew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
To determine the resources baby boomers use or develop to strategise successful engagement as later life university students, informal semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 Australian baby boomers. The phenomenological data was analysed, themes identified and aligned with the volition phase stages of the adapted Health Action Process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Baby Boomers, Adult Students, College Students
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Lee, Wincy Wing Sze – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The concept of the associate degree is new to the Hong Kong tertiary education system. Public discussion and research have focused much on the policy and operational aspects of this tier, but empirical efforts to examine associate degree students' learning experiences and how it relates to the policy are relatively sparse. The present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Associate Degrees, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes
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Webb, Sue; Dunwoodie, Karen; Wilkinson, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Transnational migration, especially the growth of forced migration is unsettling the literature on widening access to university education. Equity definitions and understandings that frame social inclusion have presumed stable domestic populations within nations and targeted redressing historic internal social inequalities. Refugees and people…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Access to Education, Refugees
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Ho, Amaly; Kember, David – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Interviews were conducted with 29 part-time taught postgraduate (TPg) students to determine forms of teaching and curriculum which motivated their learning. The study was conducted in an open exploratory manner to investigate the aspects of pedagogy or curriculum design which particularly motivated the TPg students which were in any way distinct…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, Graduate Students, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
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Voelkel, Micki; Henehan, Shelli – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
American popular culture romanticises relationships between sex workers and their customers; novels, films and television depict prostitutes as innocents in need of rescue by a wealthy or powerful man. Miss Laura's Social Club, a restored Victorian brothel in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA, functions both as an informal house museum and the visitor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Historical Interpretation, Sex, Qualitative Research
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Mentz, Elsa; Van Zyl, Sukie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This article reports on an explorative study into the relationship between the implementation of cooperative learning strategies and students' self-directedness in learning. Participants in this study were first-year Computer Applications Technology student teachers. Students completed a self-directed learning questionnaire at the beginning of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Independent Study, Preservice Teachers, Computer Science Education
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Tuomainen, Satu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a principle in education to acknowledge and validate learning acquired during and throughout an individual's lifetime. Formal, non-formal and informal learning can be assessed, recognised and accredited for various purposes in an individual's education or professional life. The methods of assessing prior…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, College Students
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Arthur, Lore; Crossley, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This paper reflects upon Peter Jarvis's contribution to comparative scholarship and the linked fields of comparative education and comparative adult education. Both have their own historical developments, literatures, issues and concerns; both have been influenced by Peter's substantial works for close to fifty years--a period in time when the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Adult Education, Scholarship, Lifelong Learning
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