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ERIC Number: EJ876441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Dreaming of Holistic Adult Education in 2020
Giraldo, Monica Arboleda
Adult Learning, v18 n3-4 p14-19 Sum-Fall 2007
Would projections about adult education look different if they were made by people from multiple countries, backgrounds, and perspectives? The author believes that no matter how much global knowledge one has, interpretations and projections would be different and would be influenced by those aspects already mentioned. Trying to think globally as an adult educator has not been an easy exercise due to the enormous spectrum of theories and practices that adult education has had, and could have. Besides, "The future has not yet happened and so cannot easily be defined. Consequently, writing about it is rarely uncontested. All that can be said without qualification is that writing about times future is to interpret the past and orientate the present in order to explore future prospects" (Zepke, 2005, p. 166). So, adult education's projections are framed by the alignment of "the desired ideal" and what the analysis of reality can tell individuals. This paper concentrates its analysis in some aspects that are embraced within the "global notion" of adult education: first, perspectives and tendencies, and second, social movements and globalization. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A