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Boundaries of Adult Learning

1st Edition

Edited by Richard Edwards, Ann Hanson, Peter Raggatt

Routledge

316 pages

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Until relatively recently, adult learning in the UK was largely recognised as being situated mainly within the LEA adult education centre, university extra-mural departments and the WEA. However, this picture has changed. The major change has been a shift from 'education' to 'learning' as the key organising concept. A greater range of settings are now recognised as sites producing learning, and alongside this has grown a debate about the purpose and form of study within adult learning. This has led people to question both the concept of adult learning and the boundaries of its provision.

This book reviews and assesses the changes which are taking place. It explores the disputes surrounding adult learning, discussing how boundaries have blurred thereby creating new opportunities such as APL and credit transfer, and including a significantly wider range of activities within the definition of learning. It also assesses the extent to which, despite the changes in boundaries, inequalities in learning opportunities still persist.

Reviews

'Boundaries of Adult Learning is an excellent course book and … offers a useful introduction to and overview of adult learning for students and others wishing to familiarise themselves with theories of adult learning, current issues and practice in the field.' - British Educational Research Journal

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General