Adult educationdistinct from child educationis a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. In particular, adult education reflects a specific philosophy about learning and teaching based on the assumption that adults can and want to learn, that they are able and willing to take responsibility for that learning, and that the learning itself should respond to their needs. Driven by what one needs or wants to learn, the available opportunities, and the manner in which one learns, adult learning is affected by demographics, globalization and technology.
Skip to main page content Skip to secondary navigation Skip to summary access keys list. In Februaryfollowing the development and review of Adult Education and Training and Generic Education and Training unit standards, a new suite of standards was approved for listing. The suite of standards is available in the following domains:.
World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs. This essential resource presents the major issues, latest research, and best practices in the field of adult learning and literacy. It is for policymakers, scholars, and practitioners dedicated to improving the quality of adult basic education ABEadult English for speakers of other languages ESOLand adult secondary education ASE programs.
Crossing the Water By Daniel Robb. Lee and Julia B. Hill, Christine Campbell, and James Harvey. Stigler and James Hiebert.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. These reviews were conducted to augment a recent systematic review of adult literacy research Kruidenier, MacArthur, and Wrigley,
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