Higher education and adult basic education have been very slow to deploy technology, especially in ways that can overcome the problems of time and flexibility that limit working adult access to good education. Five basic strategies can provide the foundation of policy reform. Current Issues in Education. From national standards research to the debate on Common Core, learn about the most important issues facing today' s teachers, school administrators, and parents.
Before beginning a discussion on women’s issues in adult education, it is useful to consider a working definition of adult education. The Informal Education Homepage (Smith, 2007) quotes Darkenwald and Merriam (1982) in stating: Adult education is concerned not with preparing people for life, but. Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ) is a quarterly scholarly refereed journal committed to advancing the understanding and practice of adult and continuing education. AEQ aims to stimulate a problem-oriented, critical approach to research and practice, with an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary and international perspectives.
Adult education is a public education program for all adults. Adult schools offer free to low-cost classes for adults 18 and older. Students can get a high school diploma, general education diploma (GED), learn about jobs, learn to speak English, and learn how to become a U.S. citizen. Adult schools. Online Journal of Workforce Education and Development Volume III, Issue 4 – Summer 2009 1 IMPLEMENTING ADULT LEARNING PRINCIPLES TO OVERCOME BARRIERS OF LEARNING IN CONTINUING HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS Kristen M. De Vito Eastern Illinois University.
following the war, adult education provided workforce training to ease the transition into the post-war economy. In the 1960s, adult education was expanded to address adult basic education, literacy, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) skills, in response to attention drawn to the issue of adult illiteracy. Adult education, distinct from child education, is 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. It can mean any form of learning adults engage in beyond traditional schooling, encompassing basic literacy to personal fulfillment as a lifelong learner.