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ERIC Number: EJ938273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Adult Learners and Choice in Further Education and Training Markets: Constructing the Jigsaw Puzzle
Anderson, Damon
International Journal of Training Research, v2 n2 p1-23 2004
With the rise of education and training markets and the rhetoric of lifelong learning, individuals have been reconfigured as learner-consumers and vested with responsibilities as choosers of their own destinies and, by implication, agents of government economic policy. Against this backdrop, this paper reviews empirical research on adult choice in further education and training (FET). The nature and limits of existing knowledge are discussed, and gaps requiring further research are identified. The paper concludes that although extant studies have begun to assemble the jigsaw of adult choice in FET, the pieces do not always fit readily into place and many are still missing. Moreover, the overall form and character of the jigsaw remain sketchy and ill-defined. A more complete picture is required so that the grand designs of governments can be evaluated against the realities of adult choice in FET markets.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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