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Educational Responses to Adult Unemployment

1st Edition

By Barbara Senior, John Naylor


182 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education