ERIC Number: ED434996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Multiplicity of Research on "Learning for All," a Key for the 21st Century. Improving Conditions and Quality of Adult Learning. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held on the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, presents examples of key areas where research is currently being conducted by various public and nongovernmental agencies and recommends ways to enhance communication among researchers. The first 75% of the booklet reviews recent research on the following topics: participation in adult education; gender issues; lifelong learning; teaching and learning processes; adult basic education in industrial countries; staff development; and learning attainment. The examples cited are drawn from Spain, India, Japan, and the United States. The trend toward diversification of theoretical frameworks, approaches, and methodologies in research on adult learning is examined. Discussed next are the following: prerequisites for international dialogue among educational researchers, barriers to the development of adult education research, and new developments in adult learning that must be reinforced in research on adult education. The following are among the six recommendations for future cooperation among adult education researchers that conclude the booklet: (1) consider the diversity of approaches and trends in adult learning research around the world; (2) avoid imposing research formulae; and (3) seek new ways to promote debate on adult education among researchers, practitioners, and institutions.(MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Communication (Thought Transfer), Developed Nations, Educational Attainment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Participation, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Research Projects, Sex Differences, Staff Development, State of the Art Reviews, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers - Location: India; Japan; Spain; United States