Lifelong Learning in Six Central European Countries

Author: Jolita Dudaitė
Institution: Mykolas Romeris University
Author: Rūta Dačiulytė
Institution: Mykolas Romeris University
Year of publication: 2021
Source: Show
Pages: 134-147
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.21.64.2.11
PDF: tner/202102/tner6411.pdf

The aim of the article is to compare the situation of lifelong learning in Central European countries. Six countries were selected for the study: Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, and the Czech Republic. The research is based on data from the International Survey of Adult Skills (OECD PIAAC). Respondents 30 years old and over were selected for analysis because a significant proportion of younger people have not yet completed their formal studies. According to the analysis, Estonian adults are most often involved in lifelong learning activities, while representatives from the Slovak Republic are the least involved. In all countries, those with above high school education are the most likely to participate in lifelong learning activities compared to those with lower than high school education and with high school education. In different countries, different kinds of learning activities prevail.

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