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International Review of Education

International Review of Education

Journal of Lifelong Learning

Executive Editor: Stephen Roche

ISSN: 0020-8566 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0638 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11159

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Executive Editor
Stephen Roche, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany

Assistant Editor
Maya Kiesselbach

Editorial Secretary
Roselyne Höner 

Book Review Editor
Maren Elfert, University of Alberta, Canada

Editorial Board:

David Atchoarena, Chair, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany

Paul Bélanger, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Aaron Benavot, University at Albany, New York, USA

Mark Bray, University of Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

Un Shil Choi, Ajou University, Republic of Korea

César Guadalupe, University of the Pacific, Lima, Peru

Heribert Hinzen, DVV International, Bonn, Germany

Vandra Masemann,  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada

Norbert Nikièma, Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Catherine A. Odora Hoppers, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Sylvia Ortega Salazar, Collegio de Bachilleres, Mexico

Albert C. Tuijnman, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

Malak Zaalouk, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Consulting Editors:

Helen Abadzi, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Christel Adick, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany

Hassana Alidou, Embassy of Niger, Washington DC

Abdel Rahamane Baba-Moussa, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Stephanie Bengtsson, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

Zvi Bekerman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Saouma BouJaoude, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Birgit Brock-Utne, University of Oslo, Norway

Françoise Caillods, International Social Science Council, France

Graciela Cordero Arroyo, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

Michael Crossley, University of Bristol, UK

Martial Dembélé, University of Montreal, Canada

Xiaojiong Ding, Shanghai Normal University, People's Republic of China

Iffat Farah, Institute for Educational Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Macleans Geo-Jaja, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA

Bernard Hagnonnou, Institute ALPHADEV, Cotonou, Benin

Linda Herrera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

John Holford, University of Nottingham, UK

Timothy Denis Ireland, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil

Swarna Jayaweera, Centre for Women’s Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Thierry Karsenti, University of Montreal, Canada

John Chin-Kin Lee, Education University of Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China

Leslie Limage, formerly Programme Specialist, UNESCO, Paris, France 

Aïcha Maherzi, University of Toulouse II, France

Jyri Manninen, University of Eastern Finland

Peter Mayo, University of Malta

Kurt Meredith, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, USA

Laouali Malam Moussa, Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa, Niger

Stanley Mpofu, National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Marie Odile Paulet, Independent Analyst, Toulouse, France

Esther Prins, Pennsylvania State University, USA

José Ratkotozafy, University of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

Sylvia Schmelkes, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

Daniel Schugurensky, Arizona State University, USA

Gail Spangenberg, National Council for Adult Learning, New York, USA 

Darko Štrajn, Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nelly Stromquist, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Mary S. Thorpe, The Open University, UK

Yuka Uzuki, National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Tokyo, Japan

Joseph Zajda, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

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    The International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) is edited by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, a global centre of excellence for lifelong learning and learning societies. Founded in 1955, IRE is the world’s longest-running peer-reviewed journal of comparative education, serving not only academic and research communities but, equally, high-level policy and practice readerships throughout the world. Today, IRE provides a forum for theoretically-informed and policy-relevant applied research in lifelong and life-wide learning in international and comparative contexts. Preferred topic areas include adult education, non-formal education, adult literacy, open and distance learning, vocational education and workplace learning, new access routes to formal education, lifelong learning policies, and various applications of the lifelong learning paradigm.

    Consistent with the mandate of UNESCO, the IRE fosters scholarly exchange on lifelong learning from all regions of the world, particularly developing and transition countries. In addition to inviting submissions from authors for its general issues, the IRE also publishes regular guest-edited special issues on key and emerging topics in lifelong learning.

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