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Education for Young Adults

International Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Karen Evans, Ian Haffenden


170 pages

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Originally published in 1991, this book gives international coverage of opportunities in youth development and education from a unique comparative angle. The book is split into two parts: the first focusses on the former USSR, Europe and North America, setting the issues within the wider context of the political debate of the superpowers. The second part looks at newly developing countries and their relationship with the developed world. There is a broad variety of case studies, including material on Chile, Botswana and the Seychelles - areas which are often overlooked.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Karen Evans and Ian Haffenden Part 1: East and West 2. A Comparative Comment on Youth and Development: Political Ideology and Change Robert Cowen 3. Trends in Youth Education and Development, East and West David Marsland 4. Continuing Education and the Young Adult: The Community College Experience in the USA William Deegan 5. Vocational Preparation in the UK: Policy Trends in Education and Training for Young Adults Karen Evans 6. Youth and Higher Education in the USSR Pamela W. Fearey and Olga Lalor 7. European Economic Community: Towards an Employment, Training and Education Policy for Young and Mature Adults Burkart Sellin Part 2: North and South 8. Youth Needs: Contextual Variations and Approaches to Change Moses Ntuk Idem 9. Adjusting to Adversity: Education and National Development in the 1990s Keith Lewin 10. Tirelo Seshaba: Botswana's National Study Service Scheme Patricia Flederman 11. Youth Education and Training in Chile Mario Lopez 12. The Seychelles National Youth Service 1981-86: Curriculum Innovation, Implementation and Purification Ian Haffenden 13. International Perspectives on Youth, Development and Education: A Case Study of China Edmund King

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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