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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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Valiente, Oscar; Zancajo, Adrián; Jacovkis, Judith – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The importance of skill formation for young people and the challenges of youth unemployment and underemployment are at the forefront of global development agendas. However, there is still an open debate about the most adequate policy frameworks to tackle these societal challenges and, particularly, about the role that the state and the market…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supply and Demand, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Tuparevska, Elena; Santibáñez, Rosa; Solabarrieta, Josu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The aim of this article is to examine how EU lifelong learning policies are trying to reach the vulnerable by looking at what measures against social exclusion they offer and how equitable these measures are. It is a qualitative study that focuses on policy documents that form the European Union's legal and political frameworks of reference in the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Isolation, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning
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Milana, Marcella; Klatt, Gosia; Tronca, Luigi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The influence of the European Commission (EC) expert groups on policy coordination within the European Union has received a growing interest among researchers, who have assessed their role in policy-making processes, their participation patterns, their transparency, and their knowledge-generating process. This article interrogates the structural…
Descriptors: Governance, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Social Networks
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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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Palumbo, Mauro; Pandolfini, Valeria – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The article focuses on social vulnerability and how Lifelong Learning (LLL) policies tackle it. Two Italian case studies on local LLL measures within Italian Youth Guarantee (YG) scheme are discussed: Civic Service in Genoa and NEETwork Project in Milan. The aim is to investigate how such measures shape the life courses of young adults in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Rambla, Xavier; Kazepov, Yuri; Jacovkis, Judith; Alexander, Lukas; Parreira Do Amaral, Marcelo – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
This article explores the interface between lifelong learning policies and the definition of social vulnerability of young adults in two regions located within the European Union. Girona comprises a constellation of small towns with important industry, service and hospitality sectors. Vienna is a global city where many key international operators…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Regional Characteristics, Differences, Young Adults
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D'Agostini, Adriana; Titton, Mauro – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The article argues that chronic unemployment has become the main context of youth policies in Spain and Brazil. Our point is that the current structural crisis of the capitalist system eventually provokes chronic unemployment. To be precise, both business and international organisations have endorsed structural adjustments and austerity policies…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Cross Cultural Studies, Public Policy, Youth
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Boeren, Ellen; Mackie, Alan; Riddell, Sheila – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Until today, thousands of young adults still dropout of school with no or low qualifications and experience difficulties in entering the labour market. The European Commission offers funding and opportunities for young adults to enter employability enhancing training, often organised under its flagship initiative 'The Youth Guarantee'. The aim of…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Dropouts, Employment Potential, Intervention
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Lee, Jeongwoo; Desjardins, Richard – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This comparative study examines patterns of inequality in participation in two different types of adult learning and education (ALE) -- job-related formal ALE (JFALE) and job-related non-formal ALE (JNFALE) -- as related to social origins at the micro-level and three categories of social inequality at the macro-level at the macro level (economic,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Equal Education, Social Bias
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Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Martma, Liisa; Saar, Ellu – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The question of whether the potential short-term advantages of vocational qualifications are offset by disadvantages in later life is an important issue for policy debates. This paper analyses how the choice of vocational or general upper-secondary education affects future prospects of participation in non-formal education (NFE). It presents a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education
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Rasmussen, Palle; Larson, Anne; Cort, Pia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Denmark has a strong and versatile tradition of adult education. Over a long historical period, adult education for public enlightenment and leisure, for continuing study and for vocational and professional competence have been developed, been made part of state policy and been used by citizens. But in recent years the public and political…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Vocational Education, Educational History, Political Attitudes
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Åkerblom, Erika – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article focus on how the Swedish population is shaped into desirable citizens as resources for the nation's prosperity. The aim is to analyse how health operates as a governing technique in discourses of lifelong learning. Within such current discourses the population is today described as generally well-educated and healthy, but not educated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Health, Educational Attainment
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Bates, S.; Wright, V. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The paper reports on collaborative journal writing and dialogue sustained by two education professionals with a view to engaging in meaningful reflective practice. The transition from journal writing to reporting in this paper was underpinned by knowledge of the place of reflective practice in teacher education and continuous professional…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Teacher Collaboration, Figurative Language, Reflection
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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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