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A social investment perspective on lifelong learning: the role of institutional complementarities in the development of human capital and social participation

Yuri Kazepov, Ruggero Cefalo, and Mirjam Pot

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The chapter investigates the relationship between social investment (SI) and lifelong learning (LLL). First, we present and describe the SI and LLL perspectives, reviewing their foundations and main ... More


The changing meanings of lifelong learning policies: consequences for young adults and their life courses

Tiago Neves, Natália Alves, Anna Cossetta, and Vlatka Domović

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Lifelong learning policies have multiple meanings. They change across time, space, theoretical perspectives, and the types of actors that seek to make sense of them. This poses challenges to ... More


Governing the normalisation of young adults through lifelong learning policies

Risto Rinne, Heikki Silvennoinen, Tero Järvinen, and Jenni Tikkanen

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Policies are based on – explicit and implicit – assumptions of well-functioning institutions, a prosperous economy, a good citizen, and so forth. In short, they have a vision of a desired society ... More


Lifelong learning policies for young adults in Europe: a conceptual and methodological discussion

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral (ed.)

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In order to be successful, Lifelong Learning (LLL) policies in Europe have to reconcile numerous concurrent aspects related to their different contexts, timeframes, target groups and the specific ... More


Tackling vulnerability through lifelong learning policies?

Thomas Verlage, Valentina Milenkova, and Ana Bela Ribeiro

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses different concepts of vulnerability and reviews the policies of European countries to overcome vulnerability. The main thesis is that the current situation gives rise to ... More


Young adults as a target group of lifelong learning policies

Xavier Rambla, Dejana Bouillet, and Borislava Petkova

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Lifelong learning policies may construct target groups in two different ways. First, sometimes encompassing systems of lifelong learning policies implement programmes for specific social categories ... More


The effectiveness of lifelong learning policies on youth employment: do regional labour markets matter?

Queralt Capsada-Munsech and Oscar Valiente

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In a context of high youth unemployment rates, the employability agenda has dominated the design of European lifelong learning (LLL) policies. While the assumption of this agenda is that the causes ... More


Are lifelong learning policies working for youth? Young people’s voices

Siyka Kovacheva, Judith Jacovkis, Sonia Startari, and Anna Siri

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

LLL policy programs and initiatives at the national and local level rarely begin by investigating the needs and aspirations of young participants, and even less opportunities are provided for young ... More


Conclusion: Navigating lifelong learning policies in Europe: impacting and supporting young adults’ life courses

Siyka Kovacheva, Xavier Rambla, and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The chapter takes stock of the insights produced in the different chapters of this collection and draws conclusions based on three theoretical perspectives that guided our analysis. Each of them ... More


Coordinated policy-making in lifelong learning: functional regions as dynamic units

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral, Kevin Lowden, Valeria Pandolfini, and Nikolas Schöneck

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The assumption that the implementation of Lifelong learning (LLL) policies is best studied at the regional/local level invited us to take a more differentiated look than the national level allows ... More


Neoliberal and inclusive themes in European lifelong learning policy

John Holford and Vida A.Mohorčič Špolar (eds)

in Lifelong learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300137
eISBN:
9781447307709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter presents an historical account of the evolution of the EU’s thinking and practice on lifelong learning. It examines the continuing tension between education for productivity, efficiency ... More


Telling the story: exploring lifelong learning policies for young adults through a narrative approach

Mauro Palumbo, Sebastiano Benasso, and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

in Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe: Navigating between Knowledge and Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350361
eISBN:
9781447350699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350361.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The chapter presents and discusses insights from comparative case study research. The multi-method and multi-level analysis of the case studies focused on the intersections between institutional, ... More


Lifelong learning and the generation of human and social capital

Sheila Riddell and Elisabet Weedon (eds)

in Lifelong learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300137
eISBN:
9781447307709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter sets out the broad problematic of the book, which explores how lifelong learning is understood and enacted across Europe and how this is changing over time. Tensions between ... More


Higher Education in a Globalising World: Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

Peter Mayo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140920
eISBN:
9781526146700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140937
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of Higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and Neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It ... More


Formal adult education in the spotlight: profiles, motivations and experiences of participants in 12 European countries

Ellen Boeren, Ides Nicaise, KU Leuven, Eve-Liis Roosmaa, and Ellu Saar (eds)

in Lifelong learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300137
eISBN:
9781447307709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reports on a survey of adult learners participating in formal adult education. The survey collected data from 12,000 adult learners in the 11 European countries/regions involved in the ... More


The EU’s HE discourse and the challenges of globalisation1

Peter Mayo

in Higher Education in a Globalising World: Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526140920
eISBN:
9781526146700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140937.00009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU discourse on Higher Education and the role of LLL within it. It highlights the underlying Neoliberal tenets of the overall discourse which is ... More


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