The role of diverse institutions in framing adult learning systems

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    Ellu Saar, Tallinn University, EstoniaOdd Bjorn Ure, FAFO, NorwayRichard Desjardins, Denmark
This article considers the role of diverse institutions in framing adult learning systems. The focus is on institutional characteristics and configurations in different countries and their potential impact on the extent of adult learning as well as inequalities in access to adult learning. Typologies of education and training systems as well as labour market and welfare systems are introduced in relation to specific particularities relevant to adult learning. An emphasis is placed on how institutions interwoven into several systems are relevant to adult learning. This is then considered and elaborated in the context of post-socialist countries in order to highlight important nuances that are relevant to adult learning and skill formation systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Education
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)213-232
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Research areas

  • Comparative Education, Adult education, Policy

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