ERIC Number: ED449347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
OECD Thematic Review on Adult Learning: Norway. Background Report.
Adult learning in Norway was examined in a thematic review that focused on the following areas: the contexts of adult learning; the participants in, providers of, and returns from adult learning; issues and problems facing adult learning; and good practices. The following are among the main findings of the review: (1) adult learning has a long tradition in Norway and was originally in the hands of nongovernmental organizations; (2) today, adult education in Norway takes place in numerous arenas, including the public education system, resource centers, study associations, folk high schools, distance education institutions, private institutions, and enterprises; (3) of Norway's 4.48 million adults, approximately 1 million participate in adult education annually; (4) comprehensive reforms implemented in Norway's initial education and training system in the 1990s have allowed for the fact that education will increasingly be viewed in a lifelong learning perspective; and (5) the goals of the many public- and private-sector actors involved in developing learning arenas for adults and systems of lifelong learning include developing broad understanding of good teaching arenas and efficient systems for lifelong learning and building competence among special target groups. (The report contains: 15 tables/figures; 77 endnotes; a glossary; and a bibliography listing 94 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, At Risk Persons, Change Strategies, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Counseling, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Labor Market, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Multimedia Instruction, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Nongovernmental Organizations, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Popular Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Program Administration, Program Costs, Public Schools, Special Needs Students, Student Certification, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/els/pdfs/EDSALDOCA004.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Ministry of Education, Research, and Church Affairs, Oslo (Norway).; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).; Ministry of Labour and Government Administration, Oslo (Norway).
Identifiers - Location: Norway