Formal adult education in the spotlight: Profiles, motivations and experiences of participants in 12 European countries

Ellen Boeren, Ides Nicaise, Eve Liis Roosmaa, Ellu Saar

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FOUR Formal adult education in the spotlight: profiles, motivations and experiences of participants in 12 European countries (pp. 63-86)
Ellen Boeren, Ides Nicaise, KU Leuven Eve-Liis Roosmaa and Ellu Saar
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt9qgnfk.9
According to EU policy documents, lifelong learning serves the following four purposes: enhancing or maintaining employability, promoting personal development, fostering social cohesion and developing active citizenship (European Commission, 2010). It is generally believed that — nowadays and in contrast to the humanistic approach of the Faure report in the 1970s — labour market requirements such as employability account for more than 80% of all learning activities, and lifelong learning is therefore often discussed in terms of ‘human resource development in drag’ (Boshier, 1998;see also Chapter Three). Whereas this may apply to learning as a whole, we find that the reasons for participation...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifelong Learning in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationEquity and Efficiency in the Balance
PublisherPolicy Press
Chapter4
Pages63-86
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781447300144
ISBN (Print)9781447300137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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