The relevance of university adult education for labour market policies

Krüger, K., Parellada Laur, M., Osborne, M., Houston, M., Molas, A. and Jiménez, L. (2014) The relevance of university adult education for labour market policies. Revista Internacional de Organizaciones, 12, pp. 45-69.

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Abstract

Lifelong learning plays a key role in labor market policies in the EU. In the context of the increasing rate of people with higher education and changes in markets for skilled jobs, universities have begun to engage in adult education and active labor market policies. The article presents the results of studies of unrepresentative cases of university adult education programs conducted in seven European countries with special focus on middle-aged people, who are increasingly vulnerable socially. One of the salient features of the case studies was the social effectiveness of university adult education programs from the point of view of access to jobs and the quality of work / life. The results of the case studies along with analysis of the results of other European projects permitted a continuous training scheme the essential dimensions of universities in adult education for socially effective.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Osborne, Professor Michael and Houston, Dr Muir
Authors: Krüger, K., Parellada Laur, M., Osborne, M., Houston, M., Molas, A., and Jiménez, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Revista Internacional de Organizaciones
Publisher:Universitat Rovira i Virgili
ISSN:2013-570X
ISSN (Online):1886-4171
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Revista Internacional de Organizaciones 12:45-69
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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