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Title Global perspectives on higher education and lifelong learners / edited by Maria Slowey and Hans G Schuetze
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 300 pages) : illustrations
Contents 13. New Zealand: lifelong learning and higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Brian Findsen -- Part V. : Perspectives from two 'BRICS' countries -- 14. South Africa: higher education in lifelong learning in a middle-income country: but by the grace of champions : Shirley Walters -- 15. Brazil: lifelong learning and the role of the university in Brazil: some reflections: Ana Canen -- Part VI. : Epilogue -- 16. Afterword: a look around the corner: Maria Slowey and Hans G. Schuetze
4. Ireland: lifelong learning and higher education in Ireland: turbulent timesMaria Slowey -- 5. Portugal: higher education and lifelong education in Portugal: Alberto Amaral and Madalena Fonseca -- 6. Sweden: higher education and lifelong learning in Sweden: Camila Thunborg and Agnieszka Bron -- 7. United Kingdom: universities and lifelong learning in the UK -- adults as losers, but who are the winners : Michael Osborne and Muir Houston -- Part III. : North America -- 8. Canada: large archipelago, small bridges and infrequent ferries: lifelong learning and Canadian higher education: Hans G. Schuetze
9. Mexico: great expectations, scattered approaches, disjointed results: the rocky road to lifelong learning in Mexican higher education: Germán Álvarez -Mendiola -- 10. United States of America: adult higher education and lifelong learning in the USA: perplexing contradictions: Carol E. Kasworm -- Part IV. : Pacific -- Australia, Japan and New Zealand -- 11. Australia: intensifying performance and learner-centredness in Australian higher education: Harsh Suri and David Becket -- 12. Japan: lifelong learning and higher education in Japan: Shinichi Yamamoto
Global Perspectives on Higher Education and Lifelong Learners -- Copyright Page -- Part I. : Comparative perspectives -- 1. All change -- no change Lifelong learners and higher education revisited: Maria Slowey and Hans G. Schuetze -- Part II. : Europe -- 2. Austria: non-traditional students in the 2000s: Hans Pechar and Angela Wroblewski -- 3. Germany: from individual talent to institutional permeability: changing policies for non-traditional access routes in German higher education: Andrä Wolter
Summary "The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated. However, while the concept of lifelong learning has figured prominently in national and international educational policy discourse for more than three decades, its implications for the field of higher education has remained relatively underdeveloped. This book focuses on a particular dimension of the lifelong learning: higher education for those who have not progressed directly from school to higher education. Some will embark on undergraduate programmes as mature students, part-time and/or distance students; others wish to return to higher education after having completed (or not completed) a previous academic programme, while increasing numbers participate in postgraduate and continuing studies for a complex mix of professional and personal reasons. Adopting a comparative and international longitudinal perspective which goes beyond a snapshot view by building on the cases of a core group of ten OECD countries, this timely book investigates the ways in which important new developments impacting on higher education crystallise around the lifelong learning agenda: new technology and open source resources; the changing role of the state and market in higher education; the blurring of public and private boundaries; issues of equity and access in a time of global economic turmoil; the increased emphasis on research and international league tables; the changing nature of the education; and, the complex interaction of international, national and regional expectations which governments and other stakeholders have of universities and other public and private institutions of higher education. While focussing on the situation in Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and a wide variety of European countries, the book also assesses the issues from the perspective of developing countries"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Adult college students -- OECD countries -- Case studies
Adult education -- OECD countries -- Case studies
Education and globalization -- OECD countries -- Case studies
Education, Higher -- OECD countries -- Case studies
Adult college students.
Adult education.
Education and globalization.
Education, Higher.
OECD countries.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Schütze, Hans Georg.
Slowey, Maria.
LC no. 2011041278
ISBN 0203122496