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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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Le Cornu, Alison – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Both Jarvis and theories of Christian Religious Education (CRE) emphasise that learning develops the whole person, yet they differ in their understandings of how and why this is the case. Jarvis's experiential learning theory begins "from below" with experience, whereas many approaches of CRE begin with the end result: individuals…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Mentors, Self Concept
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Holford, John – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Peter Jarvis is a towering figure in the study of adult and lifelong education and a leading and original theorist of learning. This paper sets out his intellectual and professional biography, maps the main contours of his work and introduces fourteen papers by leading scholars devoted to his work. Five broad phases in Jarvis' life are identified:…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Learning Theories, Educational Philosophy
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Findsen, Brian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article is concerned with how learning in later life has been constructed and practised by the two most numerous ethnic groups in Aotearoa/New Zealand, "Pakeha" (Europeans) and "Maori" (Indigenous people). It is argued that learning is heavily influenced by historic features of interaction between these two groups; Pakeha…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Lifelong Learning, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Müller, Romina; Remdisch, Sabine; Köhler, Katharina; Marr, Liz; Repo, Saara; Yndigegn, Carsten – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Easing access to higher education (HE) for those engaging in lifelong learning has been a common policy objective across the European Union since the late 1990s. To reach this goal, the transition between vocational and academic routes must be simplified, but European countries are at different developmental stages. This article maps the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Curriculum Design
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Spiteri, Damian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This study appraises the particular challenges that minor asylum-seeking migrants who are in the 16-18 age category confront when pursuing their studies in a vocational college in Malta, a central Mediterranean island which is the smallest EU member state. The study explores how they exercise resilience in their desire to forge a future for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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Gravani, Maria N. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The study aspires, by giving voice to the experiences and perceptions of adult learners and their educators, as they embark on distance learning courses delivered by the Open University of Cyprus and the Hellenic Open University to unveil the adult learning and "fine-grained" processes at work during the organization and delivery of the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Li, Sicong; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Across the globe populations are ageing and living longer. Older people seek meaningful ways of occupying and enjoying their later years. Frequently, this takes the form of learning a new skill, in this case playing the piano keyboard. From the initial act of commitment to learning comes a raft of related aspects that influence the learner, their…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Older Adults, Case Studies
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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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Grace, André P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article provides a critical sociological analysis of trends and perspectives pervasive during the emergence of North American adult education (1919-1970). In discussing transitions during the first 50 years of what is considered modern practice, it draws on Webster E. Cotton's (1986, "On Behalf of Adult Education: A Historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Yang, Kyung-Hwa – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
This article draws on a participatory photography project conducted with 10 socioeconomically disadvantaged adult learners for six weeks within the framework of production pedagogy. Throughout the project, the participants took photographs about their lives in response to three prompts that I gave: (1) take photographs of people that are important…
Descriptors: Photography, Adult Students, Adult Education, Empowerment
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Loo, Sai Y. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article uses a conceptual approach to understand how qualified teachers in England with occupational experience use pedagogic and occupational knowledge and experiences in their teaching practices. The conceptual approach consists of two parts: (1.) "Putting Knowledge to Work" (PKtW), a generic concept which uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Adult Education, Teaching Methods