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Dahlstedt, Magnus; Fejes, Andreas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to analyse the ways in which migration plays out in adult students' narratives about their occupational choice and future, focusing on three individual narratives of adult students with various experiences of migration to Sweden. Drawing on Sara Ahmed's conception of orientation, our results show how the adult students'…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Immigrants, Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries
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Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Opheim, Vibeke – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This paper explores patterns in participation in adult education and training (AET) by comparing five countries with high participation rates (the Nordic countries and the Netherlands) with three countries with significantly lower participation rates (France, Poland and the Slovak Republic). Using PIAAC data the paper examines differences in the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Demand, Supply and Demand
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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
This study explored drivers of participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among low-educated mature-aged employees and compared them across four Nordic countries. Workplaces can be low-threshold, effective arenas for development of their skills in work and learning. The paper builds on the Bounded Agency Model and theories of learning…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Work Environment, Learning Motivation
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Plant, Peter; Haug, Erik Hagaseth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
The centrality of the users as partners in quality development is highlighted in official documents on career guidance, such as the EU Resolutions on Lifelong Guidance from 2004 and 2008. In addition, increased numbers of scholars in the field of organisational development and public service innovation highlight the importance of user…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Adult Education, Educational Quality, Career Planning
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Fejes, Andreas; Runesdotter, Caroline; Wärvik, Gun-Britt – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The marketisation of education is a global phenomenon and has attracted increased interest during the last three decades, not least in terms of research on school choice and its consequences. However, while much research has been conducted on the marketisation of schooling, less attention has been directed at adult education. In this paper, focus…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Commercialization, Competition, Educational Quality
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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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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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Axelsson, Gun B. M. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Mathematical identity and its relationship to mathematical achievement, educative ability and study support were studied among 133 women enrolled in the Swedish adult education system. A model of mathematical identity was constructed including self-perceived mathematical knowledge, ability, motivation and anxiety. This model was transformed into a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Females, Family Relationship, Adult Education
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Larsson, Staffan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Applies a conceptualization of democracy (equal participation, horizontal relations, deliberative knowledge that informs viewpoints, recognition of diversity, internal democratic decision making, action to form society) to Swedish study circles. Concludes that study circles are only partly successful: they foster participation but their power to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Foreign Countries