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Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education


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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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Using the Media for Adult Basic Education

Using the Media for Adult Basic Education

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony Kaye, Keith Harry
August 18, 2020

Originally published in 1982 this volume examines some of the themes and issues involved in the combined use of broadcasting, distance teaching methods and local tutorial or counselling provision for adult basic education. Particular emphasis is laid on identifying means of reaching groups and ...

Why Adults Learn Towards a Theory of Participation in Adult Education

Why Adults Learn: Towards a Theory of Participation in Adult Education

1st Edition

By Sean Courtney
August 18, 2020

Originally published in 1992 this book looks at the phenomenon of adult education by exploring the nature of the motivation that moves people to return to school or to seek involvement inorganized learning activities. The book challenges the psychological emphasis of much research on adult learning...

Working and Educating for Life Feminist and International Perspectives on Adult Education

Working and Educating for Life: Feminist and International Perspectives on Adult Education

1st Edition

By Mechthild Hart
August 18, 2020

Originally published in 1992, this book presents an alternative view of adult education. The author moves the analysis from the usual focus in adult education literature on skills and skill deficitys, and concentrates instead on the educational potential of work itself. By linking issues of gender ...

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

1st Edition

By Various Authors
November 27, 2018

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 ...

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