ERIC Number: ED433446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
How Adults Learn. A Conference Held [at the] Georgetown University Conference Center (Washington, DC, April 6-8, 1998).
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This document contains the proceedings of a conference on adult learners conducted to identify barriers that prevent certain groups of adults from participating in lifelong learning opportunities and to deepen understanding of practices and institutional arrangements that better enable such adults to learn. Following a summary of the workshops of the conference (on the topics of immigrants, adults who lack basic skills, and older adults) and policy recommendations, the following papers are included: "Adult Education, Migration, and Immigrant Education" (Roger Diaz de Cossio); "Australia's Migrants and Refugees: Opening the Door to Lifelong Learning" (Susan Chou Allender); "Adult Basic Education: Strategies for Supporting Learning" (Judith A. Alamprese); "Literacy Proficiency and Lifelong Learning" (Stephen Reder); "Learning and Social Participation by Senior Citizens in Japan: Analysis of Major Issues from an International Perspective" (Toshio Ohsako); "Lifelong Learning for All: What Can Be Done to Promote Lifelong Learning?" (Gunther Dohmen); "What Makes a Learning Society? The Culture of Adult Learning in Sweden" (Asa Sohlman); and "Adult Learners: The Social, Cultural, and Economic History Behind Present Attitudes toward Learning in Japan" (Makoto Yamaguchi). Two appendixes contain "Compendium of Contact Persons and Reference Material on Adult Learning" (Tarja Tikkanen) and a list of participants. (Each paper contains references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Older Adults
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Japan; Sweden