Title: Why do adults learn? Developing a motivational typology across twelve European countries
Authors: Boeren, Els ×
Holford, John
Nicaise, Ides
Baert, Herman #
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Carfax Pub.
Series Title: Globalisation, Societies and Education vol:10 issue:2 pages:247-269
Article number: 1
Abstract: Participation in adult education is today generally considered an individual responsibility. However, participation is the result of a complex bounded agency between individuals, educational institutions and regulating governments. This paper explores the motives of 12,000 European adult learners in formal adult education in 12 European countries. Analysis shows consistent patterns comparable to welfare state typologies. Further exploration demonstrates that motives to participate in adult education
courses can be interpreted in relation to the labour market, education and social policy in the country of participation.
ISSN: 1476-7724
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Education and Training
Research Group Education and Lifelong Learning (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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