ERIC Number: ED263447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education in Portugal. Adult Education in Europe Studies and Documents No. 16.
This report on Portuguese adult education is focused on the principles and practices adopted by the Directorate-General, due to adult education's present embryonic state. Basic statistics and a brief introduction appear first. Part I, The System of Adult Education, is presented as a succession of initiatives and takes practically the entire length of the work. The historical development of adult education describes the novelty of adult education, which has only attained a degree of autonomy in the late 1970s. The stages of the development of adult education after 1974 are then discussed, including (1) the basic determinants of the comprehensive system of adult education; (2) the function, objectives, and principles of comprehensive adult education; (3) policymaking, planning, management, and organization of adult education; and (4) plans for further developments. Adult education activities being developed by other public organizations are also described. Part I also addresses three other sectors or subsystems of adult education. One subsystem includes formal (school) adult education activities that provide opportunities for adults to obtain official educational diplomas at the secondary and university levels. These other subsystems are also considered: qualification-oriented or adult vocational education and training and community-based education. Parts II and III briefly address personnel in adult education and theory and research on adult education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, High School Equivalency Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for Leisure and Education, Prague (Czechoslovakia).
Identifiers - Location: Portugal