Being an adult learner in Europe and the UK: persisting inequalities and the role of the welfare state

Boeren, E. (2019) Being an adult learner in Europe and the UK: persisting inequalities and the role of the welfare state. In: Boeren, E. and James, N. (eds.) Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times: Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 21-45. ISBN 9783319972077 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97208-4_2)

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Abstract

The European Commission’s aims in relation to education and training have been expressed by a set of benchmarks and indicators (Ioannidou in EERJ 6: 336–347, 2007; Grek in Journal of Education Policy 24: 23–37, 2009; Lawn and Grek in Europeanizing Education: Governing a New Policy Space. Symposium Books, Oxford, 2012; Holford and Mohorcic-Spolar in Lifelong Learning in Europe: Equity and Efficiency in the Balance, pp. 39–61, 2012). In relation to adult learning, it includes the benchmark that by 2020, 15% of the adult population between the ages of 25 and 64 needs to participate in at least one lifelong learning activity, measured on a four weeks basis (European Commission in Strategic Framework for Education and Training. European Commission, Brussels, 2009).

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boeren, Professor Ellen
Authors: Boeren, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9783319972077
Published Online:18 December 2018

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