ERIC Number: ED435009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Work-Related Adult Learning in a Changing World. Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at 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 reflects on how, in this period of change and transition, work-related adult learning should respect the unity of human beings as citizens, individuals, and workers. Section 1 deals with the most significant changes taking place in the world of work, including globalization; technological innovations; changing employment patterns; and the changing organization of work. Section 2 discusses work-related adult learning and considers investment in adult learning of workers as essential for competitiveness and growth and considers adult learning as an important commodity that is capable of making a profit. Section 3 addresses how a system of adult learning linked to the informal sector would sustain its development Section 4 focuses on the following three issues at stake in diversification and reform of national training systems: (1) devising flexible and continuous adult learning and training systems to meet the learning requirements of the entire labor market and all active populations; (2) mobilizing greater investment by building partnerships; and (3) ensuring equitable access to adult continuing education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Informal Education, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Womens Education, Workplace Literacy
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Note: For other booklets in this series, see CE 079 179-206.