Global perspectives on higher education and lifelong learners

Global perspectives on higher education and lifelong learners

by Maria Slowey, Hans Schuetze

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ISBN-13: 9781136332975
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Maria Slowey is Director of Higher Education Research and Development at Dublin City University, Ireland.

Hans G. Schuetze is a Professor Emeritus and former Director, Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Comparative Perspectives  1. All change-no change? Higher education and lifelong learners revisited Maria Slowey and Hans G. Schuetze  Part 2: 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  4. Ireland: Lifelong learning in higher education in Ireland: turbulent times Maria Slowey  5. Portugal: Higher education and lifelong education in Portugal Alberto Amaral and Madalena Fonseca  6. Sweden: Higher education and lifelong learning in Sweden Agneska Bron and Camilla Thunborg  7. United Kingdom: Universities and lifelong learning in the UK – adults as losers, but who are the winners? Mike Osborne and Muir Houston  Part 3: 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. USA: Adult higher education and lifelong learning in the USA: perplexing contradictions Carol E. Kasworm  Part 4: Pacific-Australia, Japan and New Zealand  11. Australia: Intensifying performance and learner-centredness in Australian higher education David Beckett and Harsh Suri  12. Japan: Lifelong learning and higher education in Japan Shinichi Yamamoto  13. New Zealand: Lifelong learning and higher education in Aotearoa, New Zealand Brian Findsen  Part 5: 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  Epilogue: A look ahead


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