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Finland

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Overview Finland has a highly developed Adult Learning System (ALS), centred on the development of citizenship, personal and community growth (EAEA, 2011). Great emphasis is placed on learning...

The Embeddedness of Adult Learning Systems

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... There is an otherwise well-observed phenomenon suggesting that those who already have higher levels of initial education are more likely to invest in themselves and take up all kinds of adult learning regularly over their lifespan (Desjardins...

Patterns of Participation

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... interrelated (Courtney, 1992; Rubenson, 2001). The purpose and design of a survey can bias the reasons reported by adults (Rubenson and Desjardins, 2009). For example, a careful analysis of the motivation questions in PIAAC reveals...

Denmark

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

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...Overview Denmark features a complex, dynamic and highly developed Adult Learning System (ALS) with holistic ambitions that are well articulated and supported. Strong emphasis is placed on equity...

Germany

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

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...Overview Germany has one of the most highly developed Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in the world which makes up a large part of its Adult Learning System (ALS...

The United Kingdom

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

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...Overview The United Kingdom has a long history of development within Adult Education (AE) and consequently has a well-developed Adult Learning System (ALS). It features several flexible avenues...

Introduction

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This book uses a political economy of learning lens to review the extent and nature of adult learning structures that exist in different nation-states and to consider how these structures impact a range of economic and social outcomes...

The Netherlands

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

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...Overview Similar to the Nordic countries that feature highly developed formal and non-formal provisions, Adult Education (AE) in the Netherlands manifests itself in numerous forms and reflects multiple aims. Adult...

Coordination Problems in Adult Learning Systems

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... commonly reported constraints to the take-up of adult learning (Desjardins, Rubenson and Milana, 2006). Often this is a consequence of job or family-related obligations. In this regard, active social policy measures that support families...

Conclusion

Richard Desjardins

Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is joint-editor of the European Journal of Education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems : Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Adult Learning Systems (ALS) are of considerable strategic importance in today’s increasingly complex and diverse world. They are important for helping adult populations to respond to major political, economic, social and even natural...