Unit 05 (IDAELL)
Adult Education is slowly growing into the concept of lifelong learning. Although, its critics claim that lifelong learning is pre-occupied with just the economic aspect of gaining education, its proponents believe that lifelong learning is value based upon and examines the overall development of the individual. The latter believe that its efficacy lies in its ability to provide for gainful employment.
The structure of these programmes differs from country to country. In some places they are placed under the governments whereas in some places, they fall outside of their purview.
This Unit largely looks at issues of adult education in the context of financing, structure, social inclusion and outreach.
After reading this module, you should be familiar with:
- various forms of national structuring of adult education
- the debate surrounding lifelong learning
- issues of participation and access
- the issue of financing adult education