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Schreiber-Barsch, Silke; Mauch, Werner – International Review of Education, 2019
This article explores the potential of adult learning and education, its pivotal role in addressing social transformation and promoting global-local partnerships, and its relationship to the issue of sustainability. The authors' conceptual setting helps to reveal the closely connected yet contested and always power-related perspectives of adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, World Problems, Social Change, Sustainable Development
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Elfert, Maren – International Review of Education, 2019
This article, which draws on a review of primary and secondary literature, examines the role of a human rights-based approach to adult learning and education (ALE) in the context of the global Education 2030 agenda, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in 2015 by the United Nations. Whereas the Millennium…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Civil Rights, International Organizations
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Park, Hyewon; Choi, Jinhee; Kim, JungHwan; Hwang, Jihee – International Review of Education, 2019
Drawing on critical theory for adult education, the authors of this article examine the Academic Credit Bank System (ACBS), an open educational system operating in the Republic of Korea since 1998. It was designed to provide both traditional-age and mature students with opportunities to earn academic qualifications, including Bachelor's degrees,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, College Students, Nontraditional Education
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Ajayi, Elizabeth Aanuoluwapo – International Review of Education, 2019
Adults, unlike children, have a wide variety of prior experiences and knowledge which they bring to the processes of learning they engage in at later stages of life. This difference between teaching children (pedagogy) and teaching adults was identified by Malcolm Knowles in the 1980s. He coined the term "andragogy" to describe the art…
Descriptors: Role, Folk Culture, Teaching Methods, Adult Education
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Desjardins, Richard – International Review of Education, 2019
This article presents recent evidence of the labour market outcomes of adult education from a global perspective. There is evidence that adult education has positive impacts on a wide range of labour market outcomes, including enhancement of employment and career prospects, of performance and earnings, of job satisfaction and commitment to work,…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Adult Education, Outcomes of Education, Global Approach
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw – International Review of Education, 2019
Adult learning remains an important component of educational systems in countries all over the world, particularly because it seeks to explain how adults obtain education through formal, non-formal and informal modes. While many education providers and researchers focus on increasing resource support and the development of the knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Inclusion, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Sichula, Noah Kenny; Genis, Gerhard – International Review of Education, 2019
In Zambia, adult literacy education is mainly provided in the form of non-formal literacy classes, with a general emphasis on the economic purpose of alleviating poverty. The aim is to increase the number of skilled citizens who are literate. Exploring (1) the pedagogical practices used in this context and (2) facilitators' choices of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Nonformal Education, Adult Education
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Manger, Terje; Eikeland, Ole Johan; Asbjørnsen, Arve – International Review of Education, 2019
From a lifelong learning perspective, education during incarceration is crucial for prisoners' rehabilitation. This article describes the authors' development of their Perceived Barriers to Prison Education Scale (PBPES) and examines what deters prisoners from participating in education during their incarceration, how their perceptions differ…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Barriers, Correctional Education
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Rubenson, Kjell – International Review of Education, 2019
A quick review of national policy documents reveals how lifelong learning has evolved as the key principle for a comprehensive education and learning strategy from cradle to grave. This raises major challenges for how to assess and report the state of lifelong learning in UNESCO Member States. It is in this context that this article critically…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults
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Fejes, Andreas – International Review of Education, 2019
The role of adult education in the shaping and fostering of democratic citizens is prevalent in current transnational and national policy discussions; a significance which has been further infused by the past few years' historically high migration flows. This article focuses specifically on the role of adult education in shaping asylum seekers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Refugees, Citizenship
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Warkineh, Turuwark Zalalam; Rogers, Alan; Danki, Tolera Negassa – International Review of Education, 2018
Teachers/facilitators in adult literacy learning programmes are recognised as being vital to successful learning outcomes. But little is known about them as a group. This small-scale research project comprising ethnographic-style case studies of five adult literacy facilitators (ALFs) in Ethiopia seeks to throw some light on these teachers, their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Ethnography, Case Studies
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Barry, Margot; Egan, Arlene – International Review of Education, 2018
Adult learners are attracted to learning opportunities (e.g. course offers) which seem promising in terms of allowing them to match their choices to their own perceived predispositions. To find out more about their personal learning style, some adult learners may fill in a questionnaire designed by researchers who aim (and claim) to enable both…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cognitive Style, Adult Education, Interest Research
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Le, Ai Tam Pham – International Review of Education, 2018
Community learning centres (CLCs) have been widely established in the Asia-Pacific region as locally managed institutions that offer non-formal educational opportunities and community development activities. Myanmar officially has more than 3,000 centres, which is one of the highest numbers in the region. This article examines the operation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Community Programs, Community Development
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Tereseviciene, Margarita; Trepule, Elena; Treciokiene, Edita – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses the role of the cooperation with and the influence of the Nordic countries on the development of a democratic society in Lithuania through adult education since the reinstatement of its independence from Soviet regime in March 1990 to the present. The authors focus on three main areas: (1) the training of Lithuanian adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Theories, Adoption (Ideas)
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Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin – International Review of Education, 2018
Adult Education has many values, including experiences and co-operation among people, and the fact that adult education is full of stories from adult educators, which can help to understand trends in the past and developments in the present. Established in 1991 as part of a more general regional cooperation among five Nordic and three Baltic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adoption (Ideas), International Cooperation
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