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The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated. Maria Slowey, Hans Schuetze.

The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated. However, while the concept of lifelong learning has figured prominently in national and international educational policy discourse for more than three decades, its implications for the field of higher education has remained relatively underdeveloped. This book focuses on a particular dimension of the lifelong learning: higher education for those who have not progressed directly from school to higher education.

By Maria Slowey and Hans G. Schuetze (eds) . of lifelong learners in terms of age, motivation for study and equity in the context of. expanding technologies and pathways to higher learning. The chapters provide a. snapshot of how their respective countries address two lifelong learning policy. Routledge, London, 2012, 300 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-67507-9 (hbk), ISBN 978-0-203-12249-5 (e-book). Authors and affiliations. In Part one, an introductory chapter summarises global developments since the 1970s, and offers various guiding principles for lifelong learning, with a typology of lifelong learners and the nature of provision flexibility. Part two consists of six chapters from European countries.

Hans Schuetze, Maria Slowey. Responding to the emerging needs of lifelong learners arguably represents one of the most fundamental challenges facing higher education systems of the countries of the developing world

Hans Schuetze, Maria Slowey. Responding to the emerging needs of lifelong learners arguably represents one of the most fundamental challenges facing higher education systems of the countries of the developing world. At the start of the new century the concept of Lifelong Learning may indeed be counted as one of the the key organising concepts underlying public policy in many countries. The interpretation of the concept, however, remains highly contested

Maria Slowey is Professor and Director of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow.

Maria Slowey is Professor and Director of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. At an international level she has acted as consultant to OECD, the EC, the Council of Europe, and the ETF. David Watson has been Vice Chancellor of the University of Brighton since 1990 where he is also Professor of the History of Ideas.

The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated

The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated Full description.

Education and Corruption in International Perspective.

Global Perspectives on Higher Education provides cogent analysis and comparative perspectives on these and other central issues affecting postsecondary education worldwide. This series is co-published with the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. Education and Corruption in International Perspective.

This book contains 11 papers on higher education and lifelong learners

This book contains 11 papers on higher education and lifelong learners. Maria Slowey); "Canada: Higher Education and Lifelong Learning in Canada: Re-Interpreting the Notions of 'Traditional' and 'Non-Traditional' Students in the Context of a 'Knowledge Society'" (Hans G. Schuetze); "The United States: Heterogeneity of the Student Body and the Meaning of 'Non-Traditional' in . Higher Education" (Seth Agbo); "Australia: Higher Education and.

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.

The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated. However, while the concept of lifelong learning has figured prominently in national and international educational policy discourse for more than three decades, its implications for the field of higher education has remained relatively underdeveloped.

This book focuses on a particular dimension of the lifelong learning: higher education for those who have not progressed directly from school to higher education. Some will embark on undergraduate programmes as mature students, part-time and/or distance students; others wish to return to higher education after having completed (or not completed) a previous academic programme, while increasing numbers participate in postgraduate and continuing studies for a complex mix of professional and personal reasons.

Adopting a comparative and international longitudinal perspective which goes beyond a snapshot view by building on the cases of a core group of ten OECD countries, this timely book investigates the ways in which important new developments impacting on higher education crystallise around the lifelong learning agenda:

new technology and open source resources; the changing role of the state and market in higher education; the blurring of public and private boundaries; issues of equity and access in a time of global economic turmoil; the increased emphasis on research and international league tables; the changing nature of the education; and, the complex interaction of international, national and regional expectations which governments and other stakeholders have of universities and other public and private institutions of higher education.

While focusing on the situation in Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and a wide variety of European countries, the book also assesses the issues from the perspective of developing countries.

Launched by the Irish Minister of Education, this timely book is a must read. Find out more here: http://www4.dcu.ie/ovpli/herc/book_launch


Global perspectives on higher education and lifelong learners download epub
Higher & Continuing Education
Author: Maria Slowey,Hans Schuetze
ISBN: 0415675073
Category: Education & Teaching
Subcategory: Higher & Continuing Education
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 20, 2012)
Pages: 312 pages