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Regmi, Kapil Dev – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
The idea of learning rooted in behavioural psychology has become dominant in the field of teaching and learning for several decades. Even though it has been widely used in formal education it is inadequate for informing lifelong learning policies and plans. In this paper, first I critique the psychological foundation of learning and in the second…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Criticism
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Xiao, Feiya; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Lan, William; Burley, Hansel – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This study sought to a better understanding of the construct of problem solving in technology-rich environments and the effect of literacy and numeracy on problem solving. Data used in this study were drawn from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies US data which includes 5010 completed cases and a total of 1326…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Literacy, Numeracy, Competence
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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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Lange, Elizabeth; Young, Susan – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
Gender-based violence is a staggering but normalized global phenomenon, illustrated by the global reach of the #MeToo movement. Gender-based violence and the impacts of trauma enter learning spaces daily, acknowledged or not. Adult learners often respond to learning about gender relations with avoidance, denial, fear, defensiveness and…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Violence, Trauma, Student Experience
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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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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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Chisvert-Tarazona, María José; Ros-Garrido, Alicia; Abiétar-López, Míriam; Carro, Luis – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The system of validation and accreditation of professional qualifications in Spain is offered as a certification opportunity, especially for vulnerable groups. The procedure is presented as an evaluative proposal that allows some inequalities associated with training and employment to be addressed. In this article we analyse whether this system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Validation, Accreditation (Institutions), Nonformal Education
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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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Kelly, Beth – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore adults' motivation to learn mathematics in the workplace and the role that the trade union education approach promoted in the United Kingdom plays in that motivation. The findings draw on data from 20 semi-structured in-depth interviews with adults learning mathematics, organised through their trade…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Workplace Learning, Unions, Foreign Countries
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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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Macleod, Gale; Tett, Lyn – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This article provides evidence of the ways in which Family Learning (FL) has offered opportunities for the negotiation of a culturally responsive pedagogy that positions parents as experts. Although our study is small (ten parents and six FL practitioners) its significance lies in its longitudinal perspective and in-depth analysis, which…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Expertise, Parent Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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