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Participation in lifelong learning in Portugal and the UK

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Education Economics
Issue number3
Volume25
Number of pages24
Pages (from-to)266-289
Publication statusPublished
Early online date24/05/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Lifelong learning is a long-standing European Union priority, with an emphasis on the need for it to be pursued by all, but particularly those at the risk of exclusion. This study explores participation in Portugal and the UK, countries at opposite ends of the European adult learning spectrum with markedly different contexts. Analysis reveals that universal penetration remains a challenge in both. Broadly speaking, in Portugal, the learning culture is some way from widespread adoption while, in the UK, predictable and steep educational/occupational hierarchies are evident. More detailed findings in both settings, however, belie some standard stereotypes.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Education Economics on 24/05/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09645292.2016.1184624