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Rogers, Alan – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This paper re-examines the position of the Tanzanian Folk Development Colleges, a national network of adult education institutions, at a time when their long-term financial assistance by the Swedish International Development Agency has come to an end and they are being transferred from the Tanzanian Government Ministry of Community Development to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Vocational Education
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Walters, Shirley; von Kotze, Astrid – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Discourses on adult learning and education (ALE) and in particular the GRALE Report generally have limited coverage of popular education as part of its ecology. Given both the long history of popular education globally as a necessary approach towards affecting transformation and the socio-economic-ecological transformations that are needed, we…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Adult Learning, Educational History, Social Change
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Hanemann, Ulrike – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
This article examines perceptions of indigenous women of the "Bilingual Indigenous Education Model for Life and Work" (MIB) programme which the Mexican Government initiated a decade ago as an alternative route for indigenous youth and adults into basic education. Programme objectives include the promotion of equal access to quality basic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Females
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Acharya, Sushan; Jere, Catherine M.; Robinson-Pant, Anna – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Indigenous education engages directly with an overtly politicised process of knowledge construction, recognising and building on existing skills and informal learning practices within communities. Given the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda's emphasis on social justice and gender equality, this paper sets out to explore what indigenous movements…
Descriptors: Females, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Adult Learning
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Singh, Amina; Sherchan, Dipti – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
The concepts of adult literacy and adult education have been predominantly framed by the discourse of development in Nepal whereby literacy programmes are designed to combat illiteracy with the purpose of promoting the socio-economic and human development in the country. In this effort, certain groups of women and ethnic minorities have been…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy
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Black, Stephen; Bee, Barbara – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Adult literacy provision began in Australia during a radical education era in the 1970s, and yet in recent decades, social class as a construct has been largely absent in the academic literature on adult literacy. We argue however that social class is essential to understanding adult literacy provision and furthermore that working class people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Social Class
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Mayo, Peter – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper draws on a national lifelong learning (LLL) strategy document to argue that not all EU member states are ready to give up on a more broadened social and community-oriented form of LLL, at least in their policy document discourse. They can appeal, in their policy interpretations, to the 'democratic imaginary' whereby learning, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education
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Ollis, Tracey; Ryan, Cheryl; Starr, Karen; Harrison, Ursula – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This article focusses on later life learning in Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria, Australia, amidst a backdrop of neoliberal education policies impacting on Adult Community Education (ACE) in Australia. This empirical research was conducted in the state of Victoria and charts the learning of older learners (referred to in this article as later…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Informal Education
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Lima, Licínio C. – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Besides other theoretical perspectives, the understanding of present adult education and learning policy discourse also demands contributions from social enquiry originated in the broader field of permanent education. The works of Paulo Freire and Ettore Gelpi, two of the most important authors who developed a critical perspective of permanent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Educational Theories
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Grotlüschen, Anke – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
Global Competence is a domain developed for PISA 2018. We ask whether it ignores voices from the Global South. Criteria are taken from Robertson, known for the theory of glocalisation as well as the educational scientist Seitz. Further criteria are added from a 21st century perspective. The discourse analysis uses documents available to the public…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Discourse Analysis, Achievement Tests
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Mikulec, Borut – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
The European Union (EU) has significantly influenced the formation of European adult education policy in the last decade. By raising the importance and visibility of adult education, the EU has become an influential actor in the norm and standard setting for adult education and lifelong learning. However, as previous research has shown, the EU…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Hamilton, Mary – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
This paper focuses on the rapidly expanding field of largescale international assessment surveys and their impact on the field of adult education and learning. I take the case of OECD's survey assessing adult skills (PIAAC) and situate it within the wider context of the datification of educational policy and practice. The claims made for the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, International Assessment
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Breyer, Lisa – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2018
According to globalisation theories, the importance of international organisations such as UNESCO and EU regarding processes of policy-making is increasing and it is no longer the nation state alone that is regulating policy. Focusing on equity and social justice as central topics of the global discourse, the article raises the question of how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Bencivenga, Rita – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
This research contributes to critical literature in the field of recognition of prior learning and skills. It frames the idea of the initial assessment as a tool for selecting and orienteering migrants in their further learning and/or training paths, considering the influence of the training background and personal beliefs of the personnel, who…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Migrants, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement)
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Guo, Shibao – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2017
This study explores adult education programmes under the auspices of multiculturalism at a Chinese cultural centre in Canada in helping immigrants with their cultural development and integration in Canadian society. The study employs an exploratory case study approach combining methods of document analysis and personal interviews. The findings…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Immigrants, Cultural Pluralism, Social Integration
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