Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context
An Interdisciplinary Theory
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Drawing on the role of individuals, education and training providers and countries' social policy actions, and borrowing insights from psychology, sociology and economics, this book works towards an interdisciplinary theory of adult lifelong learning participation. It explores the fragmented evidence of why adults do or do not participate in adult lifelong learning activities and focuses on the relevance of policy, the social character and expected benefits of lifelong learning participation and discusses the potential implications for policy, practice and research.
“Boeren does an excellent job in arguing that there is a need for adult lifelong learning participation to be studied via an integrative interdisciplinary theory and to be perceived as a shared responsibility. … the reviewed book is a valuable contribution to the field and is a must-read piece for anyone who is interested in adult lifelong learning and/or cares about its future.” (Petya Ilieva-Trichkova, International Journal of Lifelong Education, August 27, 2019)