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dc.contributor.authorBorg, Carmel-
dc.contributor.authorMayo, Peter-
dc.identifier.citationBorg, C., & Mayo, P. (2008). Globalisation, Southern Europe and European adult education policy. Policy Futures in Education, 6(6), 701-717.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn this article, the authors define some of the most evident features of globalisation from below, which they distinguish from hegemonic globalisation, and draw out its implications for adult education. They draw out the implications for European adult education that emerge from the different features of these two types of globalisations. They then refer to the history of and contemporary provision in adult education in southern Europe and argue that there are elements there that can serve the purpose of a revitalised counter-hegemonic adult education approach. They then explore whether this thinking makes its presence felt in two major European documents, the EU Memorandum on Lifelong Learning and a recent report on adult education, carried out for the European Commission, provided by the European Association for the Education of Adults. They do this given that the international literature on adult education is dominated by ideas and experiences emerging from the central European states and Nordic countries. They highlight the recurrence in the Memorandum of the tendency to vocationalise adult education at different stages of a person’s life. They consider the EAEA report to be more expansive and representative than the Memorandum but they also argue that there is a tendency to uncritically accept the vocationalisation of older adulthood. The issue of migration from south-of-the-equator populations to Europe, and especially southern Europe, is also considered, given that it is a prominent feature of the intensification of globalisation. Its implications for adult education practice are also considered, also and mainly in light of the situation obtaining in the frontier countries of southern Europe.en_GB
dc.publisherSymposium Journalsen_GB
dc.subjectAdult education -- Europe, Southernen_GB
dc.subjectContinuing education -- Europe, Southernen_GB
dc.subjectGlobalization -- Europe, Southernen_GB
dc.titleGlobalisation, Southern Europe and European adult education policyen_GB
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dc.publication.titlePolicy Futures in Educationen_GB
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