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Lifelong learning in EuropeEquity and efficiency in the balance$
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Sheila Riddell and Jorg Markowitsch

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300137

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.001.0001

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Neoliberal and inclusive themes in European lifelong learning policy

Neoliberal and inclusive themes in European lifelong learning policy

Chapter:
(p.39) Three Neoliberal and inclusive themes in European lifelong learning policy
Source:
Lifelong learning in Europe
Author(s):
John Holford, Vida A.Mohorčič Špolar
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.003.0003

This chapter presents an historical account of the evolution of the EU’s thinking and practice on lifelong learning. It examines the continuing tension between education for productivity, efficiency and competitiveness on the one hand, and education for broader personal development and social inclusion on the other.

Keywords:   Lifelong learning, Neoliberalism, Social inclusion

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