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Accesul la educaţia continuă, factor generator de inovaţie socială
Access to permanent education as a factor of social innovation

Author(s): Laura Gabriela Stoica
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Innovation drivers: life-long learning; knowledge-based society; innovation support policies; social development.

Summary/Abstract: This article analyzes the field of education from the perspective of social innovation and it stresses out the role of the life-long learning policies as example of innovative policies. Social innovation is approached at the level of public policies, being presented the role of the access policies to life-long learning as innovation enablers. The objectives of the educational policies, the value of the indicators and the level of the public expenditure in life-long learning lead to the conclusion that education is an innovation enabler at the level of the EU and a blocking factor in Romania. In this article I describe the existing situation in this field both at the EU level and in Romania, by trying to identify the explanatory factors for this situation in both social contexts.

  • Issue Year: XX/2009
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 122-129
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian