ERIC Number: ED434988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work. Report of Theme V. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
Singh, Madhu, Ed.
This report presents the contributions to theme five, "Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work," of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education. Section 1 is an introduction to the Conference with objectives, themes, and agenda for the future. Section 2, "Discussion and Debate on the Issues of Theme Five" (R. Barry Hobart) answers 12 questions within the 4 areas of principles and practices of theme five. Section 3, "Position Paper on the Galaxy of Issues Relating to Theme Five" (R. Barry Hobart), analyzes the relationship and responsibilities of each of five partners to education for the world of work. Section 4 contains 14 presentations from 3 conference sessions. Session 1, "Changes in the World of Work That Impact on Adult Education and Training," has eight papers: "ICFTU [International Confederation of Free Trade Unions]: What Are the Most Significant Changes in the World of Work?" (Renate Peltzer); "The World of Work and Adult Learning: Changes, Impacts, and Prospects" (B.W. Kerre); "Changes in the World of Work and Their Impact on Adult Education and Training in Jamaica (A Developing Economy)" (Lurliene Miller); "Training for Employability" (Maria A. Ducci); "Continuing Training in the Transition Process in Central and Eastern Europe and in the New Independent States" (Hans Konrad Koch); "Learn To Undertake" (Felix Cadena Barquin); "Special Impacts on Developing and Transition Economies" (David H. Fretwell); and "Adult Education and Jobs, or Sustainable Livelihoods?" (John Lawrence). Session 2, "Implications for Adult Education Programs of the Changing World of Work," has three papers: "Policy Directions for Reforming Vocational and Technical Education in Korea" (Ikhyun Shin); "Changes in the World of Work and Their Implications for Formal TVET [Technical and Vocational Education and Training]" (R. Barry Hobart); and "Adult Learning and Vocational Training in the Informal Sector in Developing Countries" (Committee on Educational Research in Cooperation with Third World Countries). Session 3, "Policy and Social Implications of the Changing World of Work," consists of three papers: "Policy and Social Implications of the Changing World of Work: The Australian Experience" (Tony Greer); "Adult Education--Instrument for Democratisation and Empowerment" (Helga Foster); and "Political Economy, Adult Education, and Exclusion" (Ettore Gelpi). Appendixes include the program and advisory committee list. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Employment Potential, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Relevance (Education), Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Unions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Europe; Jamaica; South Korea