Learning Opportunities for Adults

Learning Opportunities for Adults

Learning Opportunities for Adults

Learning Opportunities for Adults

Synopsis

Argues for the financial backing from governments and industry for adult education and will help adult and community educators draw comparisons between their own work and that of their colleagues in other developed countries.

Excerpt

Trevor Corner

In examining the provision of learning opportunities in a number of countries including Scotland, the rest of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Yugoslavia, Germany, France and several other countries of the developed and developing world, this book sets out to give a comparative picture of the state of adult and community education in the international sphere. From an initial examination of the relationship between adult education and the state, the papers focus particularly on the achievements and failures of adult educational movements in making political and educational change.

It is not ideas that are lacking in the development of adult and comparative education - as these chapters testify - or that ways to integrate the theory to the practice of education cannot be found. Rather, it is the financial backing from governments and industry and, perhaps increasingly, the will of educators to see ideas through in the face of political opposition, that are needed to underpin new opportunities. This book, therefore, should help adult and community educators to draw comparisons between their own work and aspirations and those of their colleagues working in other countries.

Demographic Changes

There are some important changes taking place that will affect how adult and community education can and will develop. the first and most obvious of these is demographic change. the average age of the populations of developed countries is tending to shifting . . .

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