ERIC Number: ED329694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Wider Horizons, Wider Choices: Educational Guidance for Adults in an Expanded Europe. Report of a Conference of the European Bureau of Adult Education (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, March 31-April 4, 1990).
Docherty, Anne, Ed.
A European conference studied the implications from the learner's point of view for adult education and training guidance in an expanded Europe. The two main questions addressed were: How can adult learners make informed choices about education and training in the changing economic and demographic context? and How can the requirements of adult learners be used to help shape future European provision? Before arriving at the conference, the 68 participants had reviewed a copy of the commissioned paper, "Educational Guidance for Adults: An Overview of Principles and Practice in the European Community." The conference began with an introduction, its themes, and its role in the 4-year program of the European Bureau of Adult Education, "The Education and Training of Adults in a Changing Employment Market." This opening session included an overview of principles and practice of adult educational guidance in the European Community and a presentation about current policies and developments. The conference considered three country case studies of guidance in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Ireland. The major questions addressed were: How can a country with local guidance systems extend access for adult learners in Europe? How can adult educators anticipate and respond to changes in the labor market in Europe? and What relevance does guidance have for a peripheral country with an underdeveloped system of adult education? Delegates also assessed how far countries have implemented information and counseling services for adults and identified current issues in and the characteristics of adult guidance. The conference featured a panel of delegates from eastern European countries who reported on and answered questions about adult education and guidance in their own countries. The conference concluded with the implications of adult education and training guidance in the future. (Five appendices are included with these proceedings.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam (Netherlands).; Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Scottish Inst. of Adult and Continuing Education, Edinburgh (Scotland).
Identifiers: European Community; Ireland; Netherlands; United Kingdom