ERIC Number: ED417290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
New Patterns of Adult Learning: A Six-Country Comparative Study.
Tuijnman, Albert; Belanger, Paul, Ed.
This book contains 10 papers based on a data set from the 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey, which collected data from more than 20,000 individual respondents in samples representative of the adult populations in 6 countries: Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. The papers are: "Foreword" (Paul Belanger, Albert Tuijnman); (1) "The 'Silent Explosion' of Adult Learning" (Paul Belanger, Albert Tuijnman); (2) "Demand and Supply of Adult Education and Training" (Willem Houtkoop, Hensel Oosterbeek); (3) "Patterns of Participation in Adult Education and Training: Cross-national Comparisons (Pierre Doray, Stephen Arrowsmith); (4) "Barriers to Participation in Adult Education and Training: Towards a New Understanding" (Kjell Rubenson and Gongli Xu); (5) "The Non-participation of Undereducated Adults" (B. Allan Quigley, Stephen Arrowsmith); (6) "New Trajectories of Learning across the Lifespan" (Max van der Kamp, Jo Scheeren); (7) "Literacy Proficiency and Adults' Readiness to Learn" (David C. Niece, T. Scott Murray); (8) "Gender Differences in Work-Related Training" (Edwin Leuven); (9) "Beyond the Walls of the Household: Gender and Adult Education Participation" (Sofia Valdivieslo Gomez); and (10) "Adult Education Participation: A Policy Overview" (Abrar Hasan, Albert Tuijnman). Appended are a description of the data collection procedures used in the International Adult Literacy Survey and the survey instrument. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Learning Readiness, Lifelong Learning, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Sex Differences, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Books; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International Adult Literacy Survey