ERIC Number: ED445257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education and Learning in Europe: Evaluation of the Adult Education Action within the SOCRATES Programme. Final Report of the Project "MOPED--Monitoring of Projects: Evaluation as Dialogue."
Nuissl, Ekkehard, Ed.
The SOCRATES Program was conducted in 1995-1999 to increase transnational cooperation between institutions in the field of adult education (AE) and thereby enhance the quality of AE in Europe. In 1997, a project called Monitoring of Projects: Evaluation as Dialogue (MOPED) was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of 101 transnational cooperation projects conducted with European Union support under the AE Action of the SOCRATES program. The evaluation focused on the following themes: demand-driven and supply-driven programs; accreditation and certification; support; European added value; innovation; networking; intercultural cooperation; dissemination; transferability; sustainability; project administration; and the rationale for a European policy in AE and learning. The following are among the policy recommendations that emerged from the MOPED program: (1) AE should be given a distinct place within the overall concept of lifelong learning; (2) awareness of the need for AE must be increased; (3) integration of AE institutions and structures throughout Europe should be promoted; and (4) links with vocational training institutions and lifelong learning must be created systematically. (The following items are appended: an annotated list of the projects evaluated; a list of the 98 case studies produced by the MOPED experts; and a list of the 7 experts in MOPED.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Exchange, Educational Administration, Educational Demand, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Innovation, International Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Regional Planning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Sustainable Development, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education, Training, and Youth.
Authoring Institution: German Inst. for Adult Education, Frankfurt.