Understanding adult lifelong learning participation as a layered problem


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Author: Boeren, Ellen


This paper discusses the layered nature of lifelong learning participation, bringing together fragmented insights in why adults do or do not participate in lifelong learning activities. The paper will discuss the roles and responsibilities of individual adults, education and training providers and countries' social education policies, often labelled as the micro-, meso- and macro-level. The aim of this work is to add a new model to the knowledge base that attempts to integrate separate insights at the three different levels. Apart from discussing the relevance of the micro-, meso- and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Participation; Governance; Providers of education and training; Research

Keywords: Decision making; Government role; Institutional role; Analysis; Research needs

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 39

Journal number: 2

Journal date: July 2017

Pages: pp. 161-175

ISSN: 0158-037X, 1470-126X (online)

Special issue: 'Advancing theory and research in widening participation', guest edited by Ellen Boeren and Nalita James.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 128.679

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