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Moyer, Joanne M.; Sinclair, A. John; Quinn, Lisa – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
In recent years, action on sustainability has been highly influential around the globe and many now recognize the importance of individual and social learning for inspiring action and achieving sustainability outcomes. Transformative learning theory has been criticized, however, for insufficient development of the link between learning and action.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Active Learning, Learning Processes, Adult Learning
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Spiteri, Damian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This study analyses what motivates older people to attend "day centres" in Malta and what they believe that they derive from young people who carry out their placements at these day "centres" These young people, who are aged 16-17, attend a vocational college in Malta and are studying health and social care. The study is based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Older Adults, Day Programs
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Lee, Millie; Morris, Paul – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Singapore has been assigned the role of a "model" nation state primarily for two reasons: its rapid rate of economic growth and its outstanding performance on cross-national tests of educational achievement, such as PISA. This has resulted in advocates of reform citing it as illustrating "best practices", especially in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Income, Social Mobility
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Dismore, Harriet – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper examines the ways in which learning in higher education can influence a person's modus vivendi or way of life. The cases of three individuals following transition to higher education from an apprenticeship in England are presented. Data from individual interviews were analysed according to approaches to reflexivity. In all three cases,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Life Style, Semi Structured Interviews
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Kitagawa, Kaori – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Preparedness for disaster scenarios is progressively becoming an educational agenda for governments because of diversifying risks and threats worldwide. In disaster-prone Japan, disaster preparedness has been a prioritised national agenda, and preparedness education has been undertaken in both formal schooling and lifelong learning settings. This…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Political Issues, Public Policy
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Pitikoe, Selloane; Preece, Julia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper reports on selective findings from a larger qualitative PhD study of 30 adult herders in Lesotho. It uses theories of identity and social capital to examine their life histories and educational needs in order to inform the national Non-Formal Education (NFE) policy. The key findings of the study were that the herders demonstrated two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Adults, Social Capital
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Zemits, Birut; Hodson, Linda – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
What enables success for students studying in the humanities can be a contested space; dependent not only on the view taken on the content and purpose of specific subjects, but also on the nature of teaching and learning. This paper examines the process of redeveloping an elective unit in a Tertiary Enabling Programme to prepare students for study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Humanities, Student Needs
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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Murray, Jennifer; Gray, Judith I.; Johnson, Susan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article shares examples of how leadership opportunities, self-directedness, self-efficacy and self-determination developed in professional women who have been recognised as leaders. This study presents six women honoured as "Women of Achievement." Through narrative interviews, each woman described aspects of her life that guided…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Leadership, Self Efficacy, Self Determination
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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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Dahl, Kari Kragh Blume; Millora, Christopher Malagad – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This study explores reflective experience during transformative, group-based learning among university leaders following a natural disaster such as a typhoon in two Philippine universities. Natural disasters are recurrent phenomena in many parts of the world, but the literature largely ignores their impact on lifelong human learning, for instance…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Group Activities, Foreign Countries, Documentation
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Casey, Catherine; Asamoah, Lily – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Distinctively economic objectives for lifelong education, especially adult learning and education, feature prominently in policy-making agendas and educators' practice in much of the world. Critics contend that humanistic and holistic visions of lifelong learning for all have been marginalised and neglected. The current turn of political attention…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Social Change
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McWilliams, Julia Ann; Bonet, Sally Wesley – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This article examines how the pre-migratory experiences of 90 Bhutanese, Burmese, and Iraqi refugee youth shape their aspirations, needs and capabilities as they transition to postsecondary education and work in the American urban context. It further explores how their schooling experiences in precarious urban school districts influence their…
Descriptors: Refugees, High School Students, Student Adjustment, Interviews
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper discusses what approaches to "lifelong learning" should guide the post-2015 education agenda for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) which refers to a group of 49 countries that are off-track in achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education for All goals. Reports prepared by major consultation…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Developing Nations, International Organizations, Equal Education
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VanWynsberghe, Robert; Herman, Andrew C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper establishes the basis for a pragmatist-inspired theory of human action to predominant ideas about knowledge, learning and education. As a necessary prelude to an examination of pragmatist theory's position on human action and its specific focus on habits and creativity, pragmatism is defined and then related to inquiry. Next, the fields…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Social Change, Educational Theories, Stakeholders
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Torres, Carlos Alberto – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This article discusses some of the generalized analyses of adult learning education, mostly informed by technocratic thinking, highlighting perceived trends in adult learning education between CONFINTEA V and CONFITEA VI. Those trends could be understood as challenges. Employing a political sociology of adult learning education as a critique of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Politics of Education, Educational Sociology
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