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
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...
|Title of host publication||Lifelong Learning in Europe|
|Subtitle of host publication||Equity and Efficiency in the Balance|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|