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Landscapes of Lifelong Learning Policies across Europe

Comparative Case Studies

Palgrave Macmillan
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Presents a wide and diverse approach to Lifelong Learning policies across Europe

  • Introduces an innovative and insightful case-based approach to analysing Lifelong Learning policy in Europe

  • Offers a deep analysis of Lifelong Learning policies in Europe and their impact on opportunities of young adults

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Exploring Landscapes of Lifelong Learning Policies across Europe

    • Sebastiano Benasso, Dejana Bouillet, Tiago Neves, Marcelo Parreira do Amaral
    Pages 1-16Open Access
  3. Conceiving of and Researching Landscapes of Lifelong Learning Policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Landscapes of Lifelong Learning Policies Across Europe: Conceptual Lenses

      • Sebastiano Benasso, Ruggero Cefalo, Jenni Tikkanen
      Pages 19-39Open Access
    3. Comparative Case Studies: Methodological Discussion

      • Marcelo Parreira do Amaral
      Pages 41-60Open Access
  4. Comparative Cases Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. Youth Aspirations Towards the Future: Agency, Strategy and Life Choices in Different Structural Contexts

      • Valeria Pandolfini, Borislava Petkova, Thomas Verlage
      Pages 63-87Open Access
    3. Negotiating “employability” in Europe: Insights from Spain, Croatia and Portugal

      • Domingo Barroso-Hurtado, Monika Pažur, Ana Bela Ribeiro
      Pages 165-190Open Access
    4. Governance Patterns and Opportunities for Young Adults in Austria, Spain and Portugal

      • Ruggero Cefalo, Mariana Rodrigues, Rosario Scandurra
      Pages 191-216Open Access
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-217
    2. From Cases to Stories to Lessons: Exploring Landscapes of Lifelong Learning across Europe

      • Marcelo Parreira do Amaral, Sebastiano Benasso, Tiago Neves, Dejana Bouillet
      Pages 219-241Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 243-248

About this book

This open access book explores different landscapes of Lifelong Learning policies (LLP), producing case-based examinations of their institutional, discursive, and relational dimensions. Across Europe, young people develop their life courses amidst diverse living conditions and are confronted with a variety of institutional and structural arrangements that impact on their opportunities in education and labour. Considering the relevance of LLP in shaping those opportunities, the chapters draw from multi-level, mixed-methods research and offer original insights on the interplay of discourses and governance patterns in the processes of policy-making and deliverance. The book yields noteworthy insights into the widely differing realities across the European landscape, and also into the diverging ways young people deal with and actively participate in LLP. 

Sebastiano Benasso is Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy. His research focuses on biographical transitions, generations and youth cultures.

Dejana Bouillet is Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She teaches inclusive and social pedagogy and researches a wide range of etiological, phenomenological and intervention aspects of socialisation problems of youths.

Tiago Neves is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Porto, Portugal. His research focuses on social and educational inequalities, in particular on compensatory education and access to higher education.

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral is Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Münster, Germany. His main research interests include international comparative education, education policy, international educational governance and its implications for educational trajectories. 

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • young adults
  • lifelong learning policy
  • comparative education
  • opportunity structure
  • european adult education
  • education policy
  • Horizon 2020

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Educational Sciences, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy

    Sebastiano Benasso

  • Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

    Dejana Bouillet

  • Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

    Tiago Neves

  • Institute of Education, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

    Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

About the editors

Sebastiano Benasso is Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy. His research focuses on biographical transitions, generations and youth cultures.

Dejana Bouillet is Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She teaches inclusive and social pedagogy and researches a wide range of etiological, phenomenological and intervention aspects of socialisation problems of youths.

Tiago Neves is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Porto, Portugal. His research focuses on social and educational inequalities, in particular on compensatory education and access to higher education.

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral is Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Münster, Germany. His main research interests include international comparative education, education policy, international educational governance and its implications for educational trajectories. 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)