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Introduction

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Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL, volume 7)

Abstract

National policy statements on ‘lifelong learning’ and ‘population ageing’ abound. As nations, inter-governmental parliaments (such as the European Union), and international agencies (ranging from the UNESCO to the World Bank to the OECD) became increasing preoccupied with the crises in economic competitiveness and political integration, they looked towards lifelong learning as the key in improving economic development and social cohesion.

Keywords

Lifelong Learning Adult Education Adult Learning Learning Agency Learning Society 
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© Sense Publishers 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of MaltaMalta

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