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 Wrok and the Future of Education