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ERIC Number: ED568093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Initial and Continuing Professional Development of Adult Educators from an Educational-Policy Perspective: Rethinking from Croatia
Cepic, Renata; Mašic, Marijeta
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (14th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 14-17, 2016)
Notwithstanding the fact that adult education is accepted as an equal subsystem in all European countries, it is still characterised by a distinct level of differentiation in the approach and offer, and by a pronouncedly disorganised legislation, which may be seen in the heterogeneity of competences and qualifications expected from adult educators. To be able to professionally respond to the requirements and necessities of contemporary society, adult educators must continuously develop subject-professional, pedagogical-teaching and andragogical competences. Today, the majority of adult educators in Croatia do not have the basic andragogical knowledge and skills because of, among other things, insufficient opportunities for such an education. Starting from this assumption, in the first part of the paper we have described the impact of European policies for adult education on the national strategic and regulatory documents. The central part of the paper is dedicated to an overview of initial and continuing professional education of adult educators in Croatia. The final part of the paper consists of recommendations for the professionalisation of the adult education system. [For the complete Volume 14, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568088.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia; European Union