Book Volume 19 2014

Challenging the 'European Area of Lifelong Learning'

A Critical Response

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ISBN: 978-94-007-7298-4 (Print) 978-94-007-7299-1 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Pages 1-13

    Introduction

  3. Lifelong Learning and New Basic Skills for All

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      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-29

      The Skills: A Chimera of Modern European Adult Education

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      Pages 31-40

      Computer Literacy Among the Generations: How Can Older Adults Participate in Digital Society?

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      Pages 41-50

      Basic Skills for Becoming a Citizen

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      Pages 51-58

      ‘New Basic Skills’, Nonbasic Skills, Knowledge Practices and Judgement: Tensions Between the Needs of Basic Literacy, of Vocational Education and Training and of Higher and Professional Learning

  4. Lifelong Learning and More Investment in Human Resources

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      Pages 59-59

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      Pages 61-73

      Incentives and Disincentives to Invest in Human Resources

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      Pages 75-86

      An Inconsistent Policy: Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Policy Towards a Competitive Advantage

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      Pages 87-98

      Vocational Education: The Tension Between Educational Flexibility and Predictability

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      Pages 99-107

      Lifelong Learning and Employability

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      Pages 109-119

      Human Capital and Human Action in Lifelong Learning: Questions Concerning the Revival of a Seemingly Obvious Theory

  5. Lifelong Learning, Innovative Teaching and Learning, and Rethinking Guidance and Counselling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-136

      Re-representing Education’s Image and Status: In the ‘Interest’ of Pedagogical Innovation

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      Pages 137-146

      Teaching Methods and Professional Teaching in Adult Education: Questioning the Memorandum’s Understanding of Professional Teaching

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      Pages 147-156

      From ‘Innovation’ to ‘Quality’: The Topic of Professionalisation for Adult Learning Staff in Selected European Policy Documents

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      Pages 157-165

      Being an Adult Learner and Learning Through Life

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      Pages 167-176

      Perspectives on Guidance and Counselling as Strategic Tools to Improve Lifelong Learning in Portugal

  6. Lifelong Learning and Valuing Learning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

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      Pages 179-187

      Contradicting Values in the Policy Discourse on Lifelong Learning

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      Pages 189-202

      Quality in Adult Learning: EU Policies and Shifting Paradigms?

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      Pages 203-215

      The Adoption of an International Education Policy Agenda at National Level: Conceptual and Governance Issues

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      Pages 217-227

      Vocational Learning: Shifting Relationships Between Education and Working Life

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      Pages 229-237

      Evaluating Learning and the Work of a Researcher in the Era of Lifelong Learning

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