ERIC Number: ED324538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Adult Education: Aspects and Trends. International Conference on Adult Education (4th, Paris, France, March 19-29, 1985).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This working document summarizes the current state of adult education, trends that have emerged during its development, and some problems that require particular attention. Chapter I describes stages in the development of adult education marked by Unesco's Elsinore and Montreal Conferences, analyzes conclusions and recommendations of the Tokyo Conference, and summarizes subsequent developments. Chapter II analyzes the contribution that adult education can make to the democratization of education and to lifelong learning. Chapter III analyzes the role of adult education in assisting adult participation in various aspects of economic, social, and cultural life and in solving some major problems of today's world. Chapter IV describes the varied methods and techniques used in adult education and the various kinds of staff involved, mentioning some problems concerning training and status. It also contains information on efforts undertaken to develop adult education backup services in the fields of information and guidance, research, and documentation. Chapter V analyzes specific problems of planning and particular problems involved in financing adult education. Chapter VI focuses on the development and improvement of adult literacy programs. Chapter VII deals with cooperation in the field of adult education at the international, regional, and subregional levels. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Literacy Education, Program Improvement, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).