Adult Learners, Education, and Training: A Reader

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Richard Edwards, Sandy Sieminski, David Zeldin
Psychology Press, 1993 - Education - 286 pages
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In recent years, economic and demographic changes have brought into question the adequacy of initial education programmes for continuous employment. While the primary focus of debate has been on creating structures of continuous education and training linked to the economic needs of Britain, arguments and movements for wider access to all forms of learning have continued to be made. Drawing on the experience of other European countries as well as Britain, this book addresses the three major themes of the ongoing debates: who participates in what forms of education and training and how can access be widened and increased; the relationship between economic development, education and training; the education and training developed by social movements, and the changes sought in the formal sector of provision.
 

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Contents

a review of the literature
11
Tables
23
Selfplanned learning and major personal change
31
Adult education policy in Sweden 196791
42
maintaining a broad vision
62
Adult literacy and basic education in Europe and North
75
training policy in the UK
91
Vocational training and new production concepts
112
From new vocationalism to the culture of enterprise
159
postFordism in work and learning
176
Social movements and change in education
187
Adult education and community action
205
Canadian workers education in
219
a study of four organizations
235
Yemeni unity at home and overseas
250
Adult education community development and older people
265

Skills mismatch and policy response
129

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Richard Edwards, LLB, LLM, was a Principal Lecturer in Law at APU (now Anglia Ruskin University).

Nigel Stockwell, BA, LLB Barrister, is a Visiting Fellow, formerly Senior Lecturer, at Anglia Ruskin University.

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