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Adult Learners, Education and Training : Learning Through Life - Richard Edwards

Adult Learners, Education and Training

Learning Through Life

By: Richard Edwards (Editor), Sandy Sieminski (Editor), David Zeldin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd December 1992
ISBN: 9780415089821
Number Of Pages: 298

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In recent years, economic and demographic changes have brought into question the adequacy of initial education programs for continuous employment. While the primary focus of debate has been on creating structures for continuing education and training linked to the economic needs of society, arguments and movements have also been made for wider access to all forms of learning.
Drawing on the experiences of numerous educational systems, "Adult Learners, Education and Training" addresses the major themes of the ongoing debates: who participates in what forms of education and training and how access can increased and widened; the relationship between economic development, education and training; the education and training developed by social movements; and the changes sought in the formal sector of provision.

List of figures
List of tables
Introductionp. 1
Participation, non-participation and accessp. 9
Participation and non-participation: a review of the literaturep. 11
Self-planned learning and major personal changep. 31
Adult education policy in Sweden, 1967-91p. 42
Access, not access courses: maintaining a broad visionp. 62
Adult literacy and basic education in Europe and North America: from recognition to provisionp. 75
The economy, education and trainingp. 89
Missing, presumed skilled: training policy in the UKp. 91
Vocational training and new production concepts in Germany: some lessons for Britainp. 112
Skills mismatch and policy responsep. 129
The changing role of the in-company trainer: an analysis of British trainers in the European Community contextp. 142
From new vocationalism to the culture of enterprisep. 159
The inevitable future?: post-Fordism in work and learningp. 176
Social movements and change in education and trainingp. 187
Community education: towards a theoretical analysisp. 189
Adult education and community actionp. 205
Dangerous knowledge: Canadian workers' education in the decades of discordp. 219
Popular education for women: a study of four organizationsp. 235
'Drinking from one pot': Yemeni unity, at home and overseasp. 250
Adult education, community development and older peoplep. 265
Author indexp. 277
Subject indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780415089821
ISBN-10: 0415089824
Series: Learning Through Life
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 3rd December 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1

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