Anke Hanft and Michaela Knust The present study examines and compares the structure and organisation of c- tinuing higher education in six countries: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, the UK and the USA. The focus is not just on current continuing education provisions at higher education institutions but also on the institutions themselves and their surrounding milieu. The study also attempts to move away from a purely national angle and to approach the topic from an international perspective. The conclusion is reached that when it comes to the development, establishment and professional implementation of continuing education provisions, German higher education ins- tutions lag behind the other countries in the comparison in almost all areas. The main ndings in terms of the three levels asystema, ainstitutiona, and aprogrammea are summarised below. 1 Continuing Education in the Higher Education System There are considerable divergences, both nationally and internationally, in the d- inition of the German term awissenschaftliche Weiterbildunga (aacademic c- tinuing educationa). In the English-speaking world, a variety of terms such as alifelong learninga, aadult educationa, acontinuing educationa, acontinuing higher educationa, auniversity-level continuing educationa or acontinuing professional developmenta are often used as synonyms without any precise differentiation a and this is not perceived as a problem.Half of the respondents (N = 88) did not see any problems when setting fees and charges. However about a quarter ... The most expensive courses (e46, 700 and e62, 450) can be found at private universities. The most expensive courses atanbsp;...
|Title||:||Continuing Higher Education and Lifelong Learning|
|Author||:||Michaela Knust, Anke Hanft|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-08-02|