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This paper asks if there is evidence that implementation of a lifelong learning agenda in Ireland has progressed in the decade since the 1995 European Year of Lifelong Learning. It tries to answer the question by analysis of over forty documents related to lifelong learning produced since 1984. It concludes that while there is now much research-based knowledge and much convergence of opinion and policy on the main themes to be addressed, there has been indifferent progress and that persistent challenges remain.
Murphy, A. (2005) Lifelong learning:romance, evidence, implementation? ITAC, Institutes of Technology Apprentice Committee Conference, Dublin.
Paper presented at ITAC (Institutes of Technology Apprentice Committee) Conference, Dublin, 2005