Lifelong learning in the EU: changing conceptualisations, actors, and policies


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Author: Volles, Nina


This paper explores the changing conceptualisations, actors, and policies of lifelong learning (LLL) in the European Union (EU) from the time the topic first emerged and was promoted by international organisations in the 1960s. The author uses Kingdon's Multiple Streams Framework to analyse how the LLL discourse became an important part of the EU agenda from the mid-1990s onwards, ultimately resulting in numerous policy changes intended to address a wide range of economic and societal issues. The analysis is based on a critical reading of policy documents from the EU, UNESCO, OECD and a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Culture and society; Research

Keywords: Social aspects; History; Critical analysis; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Also called: Lifelong learning in the European Union: changing conceptualisations, actors, and policies

Journal volume: 41

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2016

Pages: pp. 343-363

ISSN: 0307-5079, 1470-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 117.1571

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