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Title:
Marketising Slovene adult education policies and practices using mechanisms of the Europeanisation of education
Author:
Borut Mikulec: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Sabina Jelenc Krašovec: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9081
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Year:
2016
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
151-170
No. of pages:
20
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Published:
2016-10-10


This article addresses the issue of marketisation in the field of adult education by reflecting on the Europeanisation of education currently taking place through the establishment of European adult education policies. The article argues that Europeanisation fosters marketisation of adult education and commodifies valuable knowledge and desirable forms of neoliberal subjectivity. An analysis of Slovene adult education policies from 2004-2015 reveals how a European economised vocabulary is being implemented in Slovene adult education policies and practices. The main argument of this article is that these practices are shaped through financial mechanisms that marketise the adult education field. This results in new relationships between governing bodies within the field, the unstable and decreasing role of public adult education institutions and the prevailing role of private providers of adult education, who offer training programmes to meet labour market needs.

Keywords: Europeanisation of education; European adult education policy; Slovene adult education policy and practice; marketisation of adult education

Volume 7, Issue: 2, Article 2, 2016

Author:
Borut Mikulec, Sabina Jelenc Krašovec
Title:
Marketising Slovene adult education policies and practices using mechanisms of the Europeanisation of education:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9081
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Volume 7, Issue: 2, Article 2, 2016

Author:
Borut Mikulec, Sabina Jelenc Krašovec
Title:
Marketising Slovene adult education policies and practices using mechanisms of the Europeanisation of education:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9081
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