National Patterns and Challenges
Edited by Ellu Saar, Odd Bjørn Ure and John Holford
Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in a wide-ranging international comparative study, the book explores how far the EUs lifelong learning agenda has been successful and what factors have limited its ability to reshape national adult and lifelong learning systems. The chapters also look at adults’ participation in formal education, what they see as the obstacles to taking part, and the nature of their demand for learning opportunities.
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- Lifelong Learning in Europe
- Chapter 1: Lifelong learning: national policies from the European perspective
- Chapter 2: Lifelong learning systems: overview and extension of different typologies
- Chapter 3: Seven types of formal adult education and their organizational fields: towards a comparative framework
- Chapter 4: Has lifelong learning policy and practice in Scotland promoted social inclusion?
- Chapter 5: ‘Renaissance’ without enlightenment: New Labour’s ‘Learning Age’ 1997–2010
- Chapter 6: Rising to the challenge of realizing lifelong learning for one and all: the role of community adult education in widening participation for traditionally marginalized groups in Irish society and beyond
- Chapter 7: Flemish formal adult education: (g)rowing against the stream?
- Chapter 8: In search of building blocks for lifelong learning: motivation and institutional support in Norwegian education and training
- Chapter 9: Nobody’s darling: dynamics and inertia of formal adult education in Austria
- Chapter 10: Implementation of lifelong learning in Slovenia: institutional factors and equality of access of adults to formal and non-formal education
- Chapter 11: Why are the participation rates in lifelong learning so low in Hungary?
- Chapter 12: The lifelong learning hybrid: the case of Bulgaria
- Chapter 13: Formal adult education in the context of the transforming labour market in Russia
- Chapter 14: Adult education in Lithuania: towards increasing employability and social cohesion, or neither?
- Chapter 15: Developing human capital in post-socialist capitalism: Estonian experience
- Conclusion: lifelong learning as a social field and entrance point to policy-making for education and training
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