Lifelong learning in policy and practice: the case of Sweden


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Author: Bostrom, Ann-Kristin


This paper describes the changes in lifelong learning policy that have taken place since the 1990s in Sweden. Policy documents regarding lifelong learning in Sweden have appeared since 1994. The first of these documents contains general recommendations with regard to lifelong learning, in both a lifelong and a lifewide perspective, concerning pre-school and compulsory school together with adult education and training. Much support for early stages in life can have a tendency to put adult education and learning in second place instead of the whole functioning well together. Regarding...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Policy; Teaching and learning; Equity

Keywords: Wellbeing; Social capital; Educational policy; Educational practice; History; Policy analysis; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: Sweden; Europe

Published: Footscray, Victoria: Adult Learning Australia, 2017

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Journal volume: 57

Journal number: 3

Journal date: November 2017

Pages: pp. 334-350

ISSN: 1443-1394

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 130.521

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