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Parry, Gareth, Ed.; Osborne, Michael, Ed.; Scott, Peter, Ed. – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2023
This book examines access, lifelong learning and education for all, which have been policy preoccupations in all countries for more than half a century, but have been overlaid and pushed aside by the development of mass higher education. The authors examine what has been achieved, what lessons have been learnt and what still remains to be done,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Equal Education, Personal Autonomy
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Holford, John, Ed.; Boyadjieva, Pepka, Ed.; Clancy, Sharon, Ed.; Hefler, Günter, Ed.; Studená, Ivana, Ed. – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2023
This open access book challenges international policy 'groupthink' about lifelong learning. Adult learning -- too long a servant of business competitiveness -- should be reimagined as central to democratic society. Young adults, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, engage more in education and training, and learn more day-to-day at work, if…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disadvantaged, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Sharon Clancy – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2023
This book examines the development of British post-Second World War short-term residential adult education, through the lens of the Shropshire Adult Education College (1948-1976) and the tenure of Sir George Trevelyan as its first warden. Trevelyan is acknowledged as the godfather of new-age spiritualism in the UK and is credited with the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Spiritual Development, Administrators
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Bagnall, Richard G.; Hodge, Steven – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2022
This book presents and advocates for a framework of competing epistemologies and conceptions of ethics as a way of understanding modernist lifelong learning. These epistemologies are grounded in a recognition of the normative nature of knowledge that informs lifelong learning; each being framed by a different account of the sort of knowledge that…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Ethics, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Benasso, Sebastiano, Ed.; Bouillet, Dejana, Ed.; Neves, Tiago, Ed.; Parreira do Amaral, Marcelo, Ed. – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2022
This open access book explores different landscapes of Lifelong Learning policies (LLP), producing case-based examinations of their institutional, discursive, and relational dimensions. Across Europe, young people develop their life courses amidst diverse living conditions and are confronted with a variety of institutional and structural…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Foreign Countries
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Knight, Elizabeth, Ed.; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie, Ed.; Moodie, Gavin, Ed.; Orr, Kevin, Ed.; Webb, Susan, Ed.; Wheelahan, Leesa, Ed. – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2022
This book explores new and distinctive forms of higher vocational education across the globe, and asks how the sector is changing in response to the demands of the 21st century. These new forms of education respond to two key policy concerns: an emphasis on high skills as a means to achieve economic competitiveness, and the promise of open access…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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Boyadjieva, Pepka; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2021
This book re-imagines the essence and role of adult education at both the individual and societal levels. It provides arguments for understanding adult education as a process of agency and empowerment, which has not only instrumental but intrinsic and transformative roles to play. This book brings together ideas from the capability approach with…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Role, Personal Autonomy
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This book explores the potential for lifelong learning in dementia. A growing social issue, dementia has previously been understood as a wasteland for learning: at best, those with dementia are helped to hold on to some pre-existing skills. This book draws on extensive qualitative data with people with dementia and their families to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Dementia, Intergenerational Programs
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This chapter introduces those posthuman ideas that we have found most useful in our research with people with dementia. These include: 'thing power', 'intra-activity', 'agentic assemblages', 'affinity', 'trans-corporeality', 'submersion' and 'potentia'. We show how we have used them, drawing on 'data events' from our studies. The methodological…
Descriptors: Dementia, Philosophy, Ethics, Lifelong Learning
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
In this chapter we use the posthumanist perspective introduced in Chapter 2 to work with a range of 'data events' from the "Beyond Words" study involving post-verbal people with dementia and their close networks. We discuss and critique the primacy of 'voice' in lifelong learning, where it has been highly privileged. Instead, our…
Descriptors: Dementia, Lifelong Learning, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This chapter focuses on the learning that happens in an intergenerational music and arts intervention with pre-verbal children and elderly people with dementia. It draws on qualitative work using a posthumanist framework of observations exploring the embodied engagement of children and elderly people with instruments, space and each other and the…
Descriptors: Dementia, Music Activities, Art Activities, Older Adults
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Milana, Marcella, Ed.; Klatt, Gosia, Ed.; Vatrella, Sandra, Ed. – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This book explores European governance and policy coordination within lifelong learning markets. Using an instruments approach, the editors and contributors examine the ways in which governance mechanisms employed by the European Union influence policy to regulate lifelong learning, and intervene in lifelong learning markets, at both European and…
Descriptors: Governance, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Milana, Marcella – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This chapter focuses on the European Semester and its yearly cycle of policy coordination of fiscal and macroeconomic policies within the European Union (EU). It traces the shifts that occurred through the first codification of the European Semester in 2011, and up to 2018, from softer to more binding procedures, which set the EU agenda well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semester System, Educational Policy, Financial Policy
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Milana, Marcella; Klatt, Gosia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This chapter outlines the instruments approach to studying European governance used in this book. It draws from public administration, political science and public policy literature that (1) evaluates the effects of policy instruments, (2) appreciates the choice of policy instruments and (3) unpacks the process through which policy instrumentation…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Policy, Adult Education, Public Administration
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Hefler, Günter; Steinheimer, Eva – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This contribution focuses on Austria and its response to Youth Guarantee (YG) by explaining the reasons of the Austrian government not to participate in the YG, but to continue using a significant part of ESF funding for the 2014-2020 period for programmes with a high intake of young adults. This chapter therefore explores the specifics of an…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Program Descriptions, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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