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Lifelong Learning and New Skills in Bulgaria: a Gender Perspective

Beleva, Iskra (2010): Lifelong Learning and New Skills in Bulgaria: a Gender Perspective. Published in:

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Abstract

This paper present an overview of the state of lifelong learning in Bulgaria from a gender perspective; reviews the progress in the public debates in this area and analyzes the implemented policies for developing lifelong learning in accordance with the European strategic objectives, including gender aspects. The analysis on the state and policies of the national progress of the lifelong learning, including early school leavers, educational level of the labour force and participation in LLL, shows the there is a clear social understanding of the importance of the problems and warm public debates taking place in the last ten years. The author outlines that there are number of strategic documents and legal acts presenting the vision of the policy and the tools, which could be employed to reach the targets, as well as a number of institutions, which are in charge of the policy realization. Nevertheless, the progress regarding early leavers, educational structure of the population and participation in LLL is not significant; moreover, regress has been recorded in the last years.

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