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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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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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Gedviliene, Genute; Tutlys, Vidmantas; Lukošuniene, Vilija; Zuzeviciute, Vaiva – International Review of Education, 2018
The Baltic countries regained their independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and joined the European Union in 2004. This article seeks to explore institutional development and reforms of adult education and lifelong learning in Lithuania with respect to the processes, the actors and the context of socioeconomic change over the past 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Carlsen, Antra; Maslo, Elina – International Review of Education, 2018
This article tells the extraordinary story of the cooperation among adult educators in five Nordic and three Baltic countries (NB8) which began in 1991--the year when Latvia regained its independence. According to individuals who experienced the evolution of this cooperation from the beginning and were actively involved in the process of…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Adult Educators
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Manninen, Jyri – International Review of Education, 2017
Non-formal, non-vocational adult education (NFNVAE) is a low-cost, low-threshold learning activity that generates many benefits for individuals and society, and it should play a more central role in educational policy. NFNVAE's challenge is that it lacks clear concepts and definitions and is, therefore, less systematically covered in statistics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Nonformal Education, Educational Policy
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Milana, Marcella; Rasmussen, Palle; Holford, John – International Review of Education, 2016
The idea of "sustainability" as a core value has slowly permeated policy and practice at governmental and institutional levels, in public and private policy. However, at times when social and economic crises have revealed the fragility of existing institutions and policies, it is important to consider how sustainability is -- and could…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Adult Education, Sustainability, Educational Policy
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Wahlgren, Bjarne – International Review of Education, 2016
Which competences do professional adult educators need? This research note discusses the topic from a comparative perspective, finding that adult educators' required competences are wide-ranging, heterogeneous and complex. They are subject to context in terms of national and cultural environment as well as the kind of adult education concerned…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Minimum Competencies, Educational Needs
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Ayala, Joey; Bautista, Pauline; Pajaro, Marivic; Raquino, Mark; Watts, Paul – International Review of Education, 2016
The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, with a population of over 100 million people dependent upon marine resources which are characterised by a decline in both biodiversity and abundance. The resultant large sector of fisherfolk is generally impoverished with limited education, which makes coastal adult education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Methods
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