Adult learning in modern societies : an international comparison from a life-course perspective
Title: Adult learning in modern societies : an international comparison from a life-course perspective
Citation: Cheltenham ; Northampton : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014, CLIC, eduLIFE
ISBN: 9781783475179; 9781783475186
As industrial societies increasingly evolve into knowledge-based economies, the importance of education as a lifelong process is greater than ever. This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art analysis of adult learning across the world and within varying institutional contexts. The expert contributors examine the structures of formal and non-formal adult learning in different countries, and investigate the levels of success those countries have experienced in encouraging participation and skill formation.
Table of Contents:
-- Preface -- Foreword -- PART I INTRODUCTION 1. Adult Learning, Labor Market Outcomes, and Social Inequalities in Modern Societies, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Sandra Buchholz, Johanna Dämmrich, Patricia McMullin and Hans-Peter Blossfeld -- PART II COMPARATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS 2. Participation in Adult Learning in Europe: The Impact of Country-Level and Individual Characteristics, Johanna Dämmrich, Daniela Vono de Vilhena and Elisabeth Reichart 3. Returns to Adult Learning in Comparative Perspective, Moris Triventi and Carlo Barone -- PART III COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS 4. Adult Educational Participation and Implications for Employment in the US Context, Cheryl Elman and Felix Weiss 5. Adult Learning in Australia: Predictors and Outcomes, Sandra Buchler, Jenny Chesters, Angela Higginson and Michele Haynes 6. Cumulative (Dis)advantage? Patterns of Participation and Outcomes of Adult Learning in Great Britain, Patricia McMullin and Elina Kilpi-Jakonen 7. Job-Related Adult Learning in the Russian Federation: More Educational Opportunities without an Equalization Effect, Yuliya Kosyakova 8. Cumulative Inequality Effects of Adult Learning in Estonia, Ellu Saar, Marge Unt, and Eve-Liis Roosmaa 9. Adult Learning, Labor Market Outcomes, and Inequality: The Case of Sweden, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen and Anders Stenberg 10. Adult Learners in Finland: Formal Adult Education as an Opportunity for Reducing Inequality?, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Outi Sirniö, and Pekka Martikainen 11. Adult Learning in Denmark: Patterns of Participation in Adult Learning and Its Impact on Individuals’ Labor Market Outcomes, Susanne Wahler, Sandra Buchholz, Vibeke Myrup Jensen and Julia Unfried 12. Reinforcing Social Inequalities? Adult Learning and Returns to Adult Learning in Germany, Sandra Buchholz, Julia Unfried, and Hans-Peter Blossfeld 13. Adult Learning in Hungary: Participation and Labor Market Outcomes, Gábor Csanádi, Adrienne Csizmady and Péter Róbert 14. Adult Learning in the Czech Republic: A Youth- and Female-Oriented System?, Dana Hamplová and Natalie Simonová 15. Participation in Adult Learning in Spain and Its Impacts on Individuals’ Labor Market Trajectories, Daniela Vono de Vilhena and Pau Miret Gamundi 16. Italy: A Segmented Labor Market with Stratified Adult Learning, Paolo Barbieri, Giorgio Cutuli, Michele Lugo and Stefani Scherer -- PART IV CONCLUSION 17. The Promise and Reality of Adult Learning in Modern Societies, Daniela Vono de Vilhena, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Susanne Schührer, and Hans-Peter Blossfeld -- Index