Originally published in 1987, at a time of high unemployment, this book provides a critical analysis of the role played by education in solving unemployment. It examines the practical, social and psychological effects of unemployment on adults and argues that formal institutional responses are inadequate within any long term perspective, and that it is rather community, informal and often unofficial initiatives that will provide learning experiences for unemployed people.
1. Being Unemployed 2. Unemployment and the Role of Education 3. Current Educational Responses to Adult Unemployment 4. The Inadequacy of the Current Situation 5. Towards a Re-definition of Education for Unemployed Adults 6. Unemployment Initiatives as Learning Experiences 7. Distance Teaching and Self-Paced Learning 8. A Model for Distance Learning Provision for Unemployed Adults 9. The Future of Work and the Future of 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