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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Benn, Roseanne, Ed.; Elliott, Jane, Ed.; Whaley, Pat, Ed. – 1998
This book contains 17 papers examining the various roles--learner, teacher, researcher, manager--that women have played in the development of lifelong learning. The following papers are included: "Introduction: Women and Continuing Education--Where Are We Now?" (Roseanne Benn, Jane Elliott, Pat Whaley); "Dancing into the Future: Developments in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Employed Women
Schmitt, Mary Jane, Ed.; Safford-Ramus, Katherine, Ed. – 2001
This volume contains the proceedings of the 7th international conference on Adults Learning Mathematics--A Research Forum held in July, 2000 in Massachusetts. It includes posters and short oral reports under these section headings: (1) Research into Practice; (2) Large- Scale Issues: Frameworks, Standards, and Assessment; (3) Theoretical…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Continuing Education, Cultural Influences
Gray, Fred, Ed. – 2002
This document contains 12 papers about lifelong learning in rural communities in Great Britain. The papers, which are intended for lecturers, tutors, and guidance professionals but may also prove useful to organizations providing lifelong learning and policymakers, include conceptual tools as well as empirical case studies documenting lifelong…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs
Coben, Diana, Ed.; O'Donoghue, John, Ed.; FitzSimons, Gail E., Ed. – 2000
This book contains 22 papers that are designed to situate research and practice in adults learning mathematics within the wider field of lifelong learning and lifelong education. The following papers are included: "Introduction" (Diana Coben, Gail E. FitzSimons, John O'Donoghue); "Review of Research on Adults Learning Mathematics" (Diana Coben);…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Algebra, Biographies
Benn, Roseanne, Ed.; Fieldhouse, Roger, Ed. – 1998
This document contains six papers examining the theoretical and practical development of university adult continuing education (ACE) curricula in the late 1990s. The following are among the factors considered in "An Exploration of the Factors Affecting the Adult Continuing Education Curriculum" (Roseanne Benn): goals; cultural, political, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies
Jackson, Ann, Ed.; Jones, David, Ed. – 2000
This document contains 43 papers from a conference on researching inclusion. The following are among the papers included: "Include Me Out: Critique and Contradiction in Thinking about Social Exclusion and Lifelong Learning" (Paul Armstrong); "The Linking of Work and Education To Enable Social Inclusion" (Dave Beck); "Including Citizenship in the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria
Universities Association for Continuing Education, Cambridge (England). – 1998
This document contains 8 plenary papers and 15 workshop presentations from a conference on development continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing vocational education (CVE) in United Kingdom and Europe. The following papers are included: "How CPD Adds Value to Professional Personnel and Development Activity" (Judy Whittaker); "CVE…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Guidance, Competence, Coordination
Benn, Roseanne; And Others – 1996
This document contains four papers that examine four diverse topics from the field of adult education: multiculturalism, ageism, mathematics, and new paradigm research. In "Editorial Introduction," Roger Fieldhouse gives an overview of the papers and the experience of their authors. The first paper, "Multi-Cultural Perspectives on Adult Education:…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Attitude Change, Citizenship
Fieldhouse, Roger – 1996
The purpose of this book is: to set the historical development of British adult education in its wider policy and ideological context; to examine its various forms and formulations; and to identify what purpose or purposes it has served. The 16 chapters are as follows: "Historical and Political Context" (Roger Fieldhouse); "The Nineteenth Century"…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Educational History
Benn, Roseanne – 2001
This paper defines active citizenship as a fundamental aim of democratic society that enables all citizens to participate as fully as possible in cultural, economic, political, and social life. Adult education is recommended as a forum for promoting active citizenship and, since participatory democracy is learned through practice, should be an…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
Hamilton, Mary, Ed.; Withnall, Alexandra, Ed. – 1995
The following conference papers cover a wide spectrum of issues in continuing education: "Introduction" (Katherine Leni Oglesby); "Footprints in the Sand?--The Legacy of the University Funding Council's Support for Research in Continuing Education" (Chris Duke); "Thinking Fragments: Learning, Life Histories and the Self" (Linden West); "Group…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Benn, Roseanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Survey results from 75 British adult learners indicated that the main site where they acquired skills of active citizenship (including interpersonal competence, confidence, and knowledge of government) was the workplace. Very small numbers felt that schools equipped them with these skills. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Democracy
Bryant, Ian, Ed. – 1995
The papers in these proceedings include a number of themes such as enduring and progressive social change, good practice and positive outcomes, and strategies of survival, resistance and subversion. They are: "Achievement, Personal Development, and Positive Outcomes" (Viv Anderson); "Raising Standards" (Paul Armstrong); "Multicultural Education…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators
Benn, Roseanne – 1998
This paper provides an overview of a book entitled "Adults Count Too: Mathematics for Empowerment". The introduction to the book details why the author spent three years writing about adults learning mathematics, and outlines the shape and structure of the book. A chapter from the book, entitled "A Matrix of Factors," is presented as an example of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education
Benn, Roseanne – 1997
This book examines the low level of numeracy in Britain, reasons why numeracy is critical, and the forces affecting adults. Section 1 describes the educational environment in which adults learn mathematics. Chapters 1-2 explore the role and purposes of adult education and identify characteristics of and influences on learners and teachers. Section…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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