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Lifelong learning in Europe : equity and efficiency in the balance

Author: Sheila Riddell; Jörg Markowitsch; Elisabet Weedon
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2012.
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This timely book contributies to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Riddell; Jörg Markowitsch; Elisabet Weedon
ISBN: 9781447300144 1447300149
OCLC Number: 802695068
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Lifelong Learning and the Generation of Human and Social Capital ~ Sheila Riddell and Elisabet Weedon; Lifelong learning and the wider European socio-economic context ~ Sheila Riddell and Elisabet Weedon; Neoliberal and inclusive themes in European lifelong learning policy ~ John Holford and Vida A. Mohorcic Spolar; Formal adult education in the spotlight: profiles, motivations and experiences of participants in 12 European countries ~ Ellen Boeren, Eve-Liis Roosmaa, Ides Nicaise and Ellu Saar; The socio-demographic obstacles to participating in lifelong learning across Europe ~ Peter Robert; The qualification providing enterprise? Support for formal adult education in small and medium sized enterprises ~ Gunter Hefler and Jorg Markowitsch; Reducing or reinforcing inequality: assessing the impact of European policy on widening access to higher education ~ Elisabet Weedon and Sheila Riddell; Conclusion: The role of lifelong learning in reducing social inequality at a time of economic crisis ~ Sheila Riddell.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila Riddell, Jörg Markowitsch and Elisabet Weedon.

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Sheila Riddell is the founding Director of the Centre for Research in Education, Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are in equality and social Read more...

 
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