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Expanding and Intensifying Governance: The OECD in Education Policy

Anja P. Jakobi and Kerstin Martens

in Mechanisms of OECD Governance: International Incentives for National Policy-Making?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199591145
eISBN:
9780191594601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591145.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 8 analyzes the OECD's impact on education policy‐making. Despite its long‐term involvement in education policy, the organization has developed into a central actor in this field only ... More


Chances and Choices: Exploring the Impact of Music Education

Stephanie Pitts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838752
eISBN:
9780199950065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838752.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book considers the aims and impact of formative musical experiences, evaluating the extent to which music education of various kinds provides a foundation for lifelong involvement and interest ... More


Social capital and lifelong learning

John Field

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346551
eISBN:
9781447303374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book confirms the significance of social capital as an analytical tool, while challenging the basis on which current policy is being developed. It offers a wealth of evidence on a topic which ... More


Reengineering Medical Education

David A. Davis

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

In the United States, health care reform calls for a realignment of physician roles to include (a) teamwork and interdisciplinary collaborative care, (b) continuing education and lifelong learning, ... More


Assuring successful lifelong learning: can neuroscience provide the key?

Christiane Spiel, Barbara Schober, Petra Wagner, and Monika Finsterwald

in Neuroscience in Education: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600496
eISBN:
9780191739187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0087
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

The use of the term ‘neuro’ in scientific contexts has become more and more popular. Many politicians and practitioners, especially in the field of education, seem to believe that scientific work ... More


The Learning Society and people with learning difficulties

Sheila Riddell

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342232
eISBN:
9781447303886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342232.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

There is a growing concern about the social exclusion of a range of minority groups, including people with learning difficulties. Lifelong learning is seen as one of the central means of challenging ... More


Development, Music, and Social Contact

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines normal neonatal orientation to sounds as well as developmental disorders that affect musical sensibility, including Williams syndrome, a form of hypersocial expression coupled ... More


 Love Letters to the Dead: Immortal Gifts for the Lifelong Learner

Dorothy Lander and John Graham‐Pole

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the “reflective practice” of letter-writing to the deceased. It reviews the literature of this unique form of epistolary communication, as a prelude to writing letters to the ... More


Lifelong learning and the wider European socioeconomic context

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/9781447300137.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The aim of this chapter is to examine the relationship between lifelong learning systems and the wider socio-economic context in which they are located at national and European levels. It considers ... More


Social connections and adult learning: survey evidence

John Field

in Social capital and lifelong learning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346551
eISBN:
9781447303374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter considers the issues of values and behaviour, based on survey data on people's attitudes towards learning, and the way that these can be associated with their engagement in wider sets of ... 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


Gender and “Communities of Practice”: Escaping the Regulatory Boundaries of Formal Education

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the unexpected consequences of state efforts to harness women's educational attainment to its own developmental goals over the postwar period. Women's education was initially ... 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


Social connections and lifelong learning

John Field

in Social capital and lifelong learning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346551
eISBN:
9781447303374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the idea of both social capital and lifelong learning, and evaluates the relationship between them. It does so in the context of the notion of the learning society, along with ... More


Continuing professional development

Siân Jaggar

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The quality of care provided to patients is presumed to be related to lifelong learning. Continuous professional development (CPD) is therefore a requirement for all those who profess a commitment to ... More


Lifelong learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance

Sheila Riddell and Jorg Markowitsch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300137
eISBN:
9781447307709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The ongoing economic crisis raises fundamental questions about the political and social goals of the European Union, particularly the feasibility of harmonising social and education policy across ... More


Globalization and Education: Can the World Meet the Challenge?

Bernard Hugonnier

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter calls for significant improvements in education and training, and analyses the current state of education worldwide. It explores where the global economy is headed and what nations and ... More


Conclusion: Engendering Knowledge and Political Action

Sherry L. Martin

in Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This concluding chapter offers concrete examples of political action by women and for women that is inextricable from the cognitive processes that are mobilized in political conversation, study and ... More


The sociodemographic obstacles to participating in lifelong learning across Europe

Péter Róbert (ed.)

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/9781447300137.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Based on large scale survey analysis, this chapter argues that there is a relationship between overall levels of participation and the level of inequalities that exist in access to formal adult ... 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


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