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Elliott, Geoffrey – International Review of Education, 2018
Against a United Kingdom policy background of attempts to widen higher education participation in a socially inclusive direction, this article analyses theory, policy and practice to understand why past efforts have had limited success and to propose an alternative: an "anchor institution" model. A university and a private training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Rural Areas
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Norqvist, Lars; Leffler, Eva – International Review of Education, 2017
This article offers insights into the practices of a non-formal education programme for youth provided by the European Union (EU). It takes a qualitative approach and is based on a case study of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). Data were collected during individual and focus group interviews with learners (the EVS volunteers), decision takers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Educational Practices, Youth
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Holford, John – International Review of Education, 2016
"Sustainability" has a captivating but disingenuous simplicity: its meanings are complex, and have political and policy significance. Exploring the application of the term to adult education, this paper argues that a particular discourse of "sustainability" has become a common-sense, short-circuiting critical analysis and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Adult Education, Intervention, Neoliberalism