Emerging systems of recurrent education

  • Albert Tuijnman
  • Published 2006


Two decades ago, around the time when recurrent education was first proposed as a planning strategy for the implementation of lifelong education, concern with the systematic provision of post-initial education and training to workers on the labour market was marginal compared with the widespread interest in the expansion of upper-secondary schooling for youth and higher education for mainly young adults. The development of recurrent education during the early 1970s was influenced by serious doubts regarding the capacity of formal education to achieve many of the goals sought by policy makers, which related to equality, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The concept was given meaning in response not only to substantive criticisms levelled against the relevance of schooling but also as a result of a diminishing confidence on the part of decision-makers in the validity of manpower and social-demand models in education

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@inproceedings{Tuijnman2006EmergingSO, title={Emerging systems of recurrent education}, author={Albert Tuijnman}, year={2006} }