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Sun, Qi; Chang, Bo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This paper charts the historical and political contexts for the evolution of Chinese adult and continuing education over the past 40 years, focusing on the national adult education reforms and relevant policies, and establishing the national lifelong education system. The progress and transformations of Chinese adult education, including how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change
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Kang, Haijun; Lin, Xi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
As China is playing an active role in the World's politics, economy, and cultural circles, being able to communicate in English has become one of the basic life and work skills and a key for global access and integration. High mobile technology penetration, together with the proliferation of mobile learning applications, have made it possible for…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, English (Second Language), Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Clover, Darlene E.; Hill, Robert – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
The environment is now a common theme in adult education. However, conversations that swirled around the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012 suggested major environmental challenges persist, demanding that education, learning, advocacy and activism be augmented to ensure the survival of the planet. In adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Sustainable Development, Ecology, Research