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ERIC Number: ED305450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-91-7662-496-X
Adults in the Academy. International Trends in Adult and Higher Education. A Selection of Papers from the International Conference: Serving the Adult Learner: New Roles and Changing Relationships of Adult and Higher Education (Stockholm, Sweden, May 20-22, 1987).
Abrahamsson, Kenneth, Ed.; And Others
These papers address the central objective of the conference: to create a better understanding of the societal determinants and educational response to increased demands from adults for greater access to education. The following papers in Part 1 outline some international trends relating to adults in higher education: "The New Policy Arena of Adult and Higher Education: Background to the Conference" (Maria Slowey); "The Context of Adult Participation in Higher Education: An Overview of the CERI/OECD--Centre for Educational Research and Innovation/Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development--Project" (Hans Schutze); "The Changing Role of Higher Education in the United States" (Patricia Cross); and "Adults into Higher Education: Trends and Issues in the United Kingdom" (Chris Duke). Part 2 focuses on the organizational and structural change in the educational context by the "de-framing" of walls between formal and nonformal learning. The presentations include "An Industrialist's Perspective on Learning in a Changing Economy" (Oyvind Skard); "The Open University of the Netherlands" (G. van Enckevort, G. J. Leibbrandt); "Open Learning Networks--A Case Example" (Glen Farrell); and "The Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning and Higher Education--Some Anglo-American Comparisons" (Norman Evans). Part 3 discusses the tension between planning initiatives and market forces in the increasing demand of adults in higher education. Papers are "Continuing Education--An Analysis of Market Forces and Latent Functions" (Martin Trow); "The Educational Planning Paradox: Organizational Structures vs. Genuine Learning Settings" (Urban Dahllof); and "Adult Demand and Educational Policies. Concluding Comments" (Kjell Rubenson). (YLB)
Information Unit, Swedish National Board of Education, S-10642, Stockholm, Sweden (75 Swedish krone).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.; National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm.; National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Note: For a related document, see CE 052 158.