Continuing Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

An international comparative study on structures, organisation and provisions

Editors: Knust, Michaela, Hanft, Anke (Eds.)

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  • Unique survey of lifelong learning in six different countries
  • Shows best practices in different fields of higher education management, e.g. in quality assurance, recognition of prior learning, marketing, management of financial resources, learn settings etc.
  • Helps to understand why there are so many differences in the management of lifelong learning
  • Brings together the European discussion on lifelong learning from the points of view of each country study
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This comparative survey was conducted in 2006 and shows the structure, organisation and types of provisions of continuing higher education in six countries (in alphabetical order): Austria, Finland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In addition to that, other "important players" in the field of lifelong learning are included, such as corporate universities and research associations. All country studies analyse the functions and restraints of continuing higher education. This is done by analysing a) the relevant framework conditions in each country, b) the management (organisational structures, financial management, marketing, quality assurance, programme portfolios, learn settings etc.) and c) the types of provisions (face-to-face lessons, online learning, blended-learning; admission to courses; accreditation of prior learning; credit points etc.). The summary of the country studies finally shows a survey of the individual situations and displays the similarities and differences. It draws conclusions for the activities of higher education institutions as lifelong learning institutions.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Continuing Higher Education in a State of Flux: An International Comparison of the Role and Organisation of Continuing Higher Education

    Pages 1-13

    Teichler, Ulrich (et al.)

  • Design of the International Comparative Study

    Pages 15-22

    Müskens, Wolfgang (et al.)

  • Comparative Overview of Study Results

    Pages 23-69

    Hanft, Anke (et al.)

  • Continuing Higher Education in Germany

    Pages 71-143

    Faulstich, Peter (et al.)

  • Continuing Higher Education in Finland

    Pages 145-174

    Zawacki-Richter, Olaf (et al.)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Continuing Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
Book Subtitle
An international comparative study on structures, organisation and provisions
Editors
  • Michaela Knust
  • Anke Hanft
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9676-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9676-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9675-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9069-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 367
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