ERIC Number: ED435019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Economics of Adult Learning: The Role of Government. 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.
The booklet reports on a new vision of the economics of adult learning. The vision considers adult learning to be not an expense but an investment that can be analyzed and managed as such. According to the booklet, governments in many countries, therefore, are adopting a steering role and are giving more direct responsibilities to institutions at the local level in promoting effective and efficient use of adult learning resources. Individual and social benefits from adult learning that the booklet identifies include new thinking skills, economic independence, parental transfer of education to children, reduction of reliance on welfare, and rehabilitation of prisoners. The booklet concludes that adult learning should be reassessed as a productive asset and its benefits to society as a whole should be promoted. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy
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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 079 178-206.079 178-206.