Adult education in changing times: policies, philosophies and professionalism

Marion Bowl

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    The book explores the realities of adult education practice in the current economic and political climate, set against the backdrop of the changes in philosophy, policy and practice over the past 30 years. In addition to examining the broader internationla picture, the book draws on recently undertaken research into the careers of adult educators in England and New Zealand. It explores how their values, work and career expectations have been affected by funding and policy pressures and how they respond to the contradictions between their beliefs and the expectations placed upon them. The text draws out the implications for adult education and lifelong learning and examines how they can be used to inform future training and development, policy and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeicester
    Number of pages190
    ISBN (Print)9781862016507
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014


    • Adult Education
    • education policy
    • Philosophy of education
    • New Zealand
    • England
    • lifelong learning


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