ERIC Number: ED171596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
Continuing Education in Western and Eastern European Societies. Ideology and Reality. Occasional Papers, 5.
Adamski, Wladyslaw W.
Major concerns of educators and government officials in Europe regarding the post-compulsory school system are explored. The document is presented in five chapters. Chapter I discusses problems of access to education, the transition of school leavers to employment, and employment problems of school dropouts. Chapter II investigates objectives of adult education and explores motivations for participation in adult education programs. A major area of concern is whether adult education is a tool for social equalization, professional advancement, or self-fulfillment. Chapter III examines social premises and ideology surrounding lifelong education. Chapter IV presents critical remarks on some ideological assumptions of continuing education. Chapter V reviews comparative research on educational development in eastern and western Europe. Recommendations are made for translating research findings into guidelines for action, developing a historical analytical framework, and restricting the scope of studies about the future of continuing education to a period of 15 to 20 years. A section of notes and references concludes the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Employment Opportunities, Employment Problems, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Nonformal Education, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Social Change, State of the Art Reviews, Theories
Publications Officer, Institute of Education, European Cultural Foundation, Universite de Paris IX-Dauphine, 1, Place du M1 de Lattre de Tassigny, 75116 Paris, France (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: European Cultural Foundation, Paris (France). Inst. of Education.