ERIC Number: ED305450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adults, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Open Universities, World Problems
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
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.