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Rubenson, Kjell; Desjardins, Richard – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2009
Quantitative and qualitative findings on barriers to participation in adult education are reviewed and some of the defining parameters that may explain observed national differences are considered. A theoretical perspective based on bounded agency is put forth to take account of the interaction between structurally and individually based barriers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Participation, Surveys, Adult Learning
Hill, Robert J.; Daigle, Elizabeth Anne; Graybeal, Lesley; Walker, Wayland; Avalon, Christian; Fowler, Nan; Massey, Michael W. – Online Submission, 2008
This study is a review and a critique of the 2008 U.S. "National Report on the Development and State of the Art of Adult Learning and Education" (ALE) prepared by the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the U.S. Department of Education as a preparatory document for CONFINTEA VI, the 6th International Conference on Adult Education. The study…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Politics of Education, Public Policy
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1), 2008
There is a strong and growing argument for higher educational attainment in the United States. The jobs that are expected to support the economy in the coming years will depend on a skilled workforce that is able to learn and adapt quickly to new challenges. However, demographic patterns demonstrate that relying on the traditional K-16 pipeline to…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Distance Education, State Action, Educational Attainment
2000
This document contains three papers from a symposium on increasing participation in learning that was conducted as part of a conference on human resource development (HRD). "Factors Influencing Employee Participation in Training: An Empirical Investigation" (Reid A. Bates) reports on a mediated model of employee participation in training…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrators, Adult Education, Adult Learning
O'Connell, Philip J. – 1999
Data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) were analyzed to compare the incidence and volume of continuing education (CE) and training among adults in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The following were among the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Age Differences
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education. – 1999
This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, presents examples of key areas where research is currently being conducted by various public and nongovernmental agencies and recommends ways to enhance communication among researchers. The first 75% of the booklet reviews recent research on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Adult and Continuing Education. – 1982
These proceedings of a conference on research in the field of adult education contain the texts of 40 conference papers and 4 symposia. Included among the areas examined in the individual reports are the following: education participation scale factor structure and correlates for 12,000 learners, a comparative analysis of adult education research…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Tough, Allen – 1978
In this paper, the author reviews the research done on the learning efforts of adults and presents some high-priority directions for the future. The paper first defines major learning efforts (learning projects) and describes some recent changes in the practice and focus of adult education. It then provides a general picture of the frequency of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Educational Needs
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Armstrong, Paul, Ed.; And Others – 1997
The following are among the 104 papers included: "Vocational Education and Training Partnerships in Remote Aboriginal Communities" (Arnott, Dembski); "Participation in Adult Education" (Benn); "Learning Organisations" (Bierema); "A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Institutional Dynamics Involved in a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education