ERIC Number: ED193415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment to Adult Education in the Nordic Countries--Research and Outreaching Activities.
This paper presents a review of the research in adult education recruitment and an overview of current outreach activities in adult education in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The author identifies three general trends of research in adult education: (1) studies aimed at describing participants in adult education; (2) studies aimed at comparing participants and non-participants with respect to various characteristics; and (3) studies concentrating on the target group, i.e., the underprivileged. He provides a paradigm of research on recruitment in adult education, and correlates the research concerning adult education participants with work life and study opportunities. He then describes the Nordic FOVUX outreaching program, pegging its success to three factors: selectivity concerning who was approached as a possible participant in adult education; advantageous study conditions (training allowances); and the way the activity was carried out. He also describes other approaches to outreaching activities such as programs in housing areas and at work-places. A bibliography is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Inst. of Education (Sweden).
Identifiers: Nordic Countries
Note: Paper presented at ICAE's and the Swedish National Federation of Adult Educational Associations' Conference on Research in Adult Education (Kungalv, Sweden, June 25-27, 1979).