Lifelong Education for Adults

Lifelong Education for Adults

An International Handbook

1st Edition - June 1, 1989

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  • Editor: C.J. Titmus
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297187

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Lifelong Education for Adults: An International Handbook is the first work intended to offer international, encyclopedic coverage of research and studies in the whole field of adult education. With 127 articles written by international specialists, this work will be an invaluable reference source for all those who are engaged in educational activities for adults, either as full-time planners/administrators of educational programmes, or part-time adult educators. There are, for example, articles on education for work and for living, on population education, peace and environmental education, and on learning for personal development and role fulfilment. Conceptual frameworks, practical issues relating to instructional methods, counselling, curriculum and evaluation, and developments in distance learning, group learning, and adult learning are some of the topics discussed. Systems of adult education worldwide, as well as adult education processes and practices, are covered region by region. The problems and initiatives of the developing countries are given attention alongside those of advanced countries. The collection of articles assembled in this Handbook is unique in the range and depth of treatment given to the field of adult education. This volume will thus be of great interest to all engaged in educational activities for adults, in adult schools, community centres, institutions of higher education, as well as educationalists, planners, and decision-makers throughout the world who are involved in adult education at all levels.


Of interest to all who are engaged in educational activities for adults, including teachers, students, educationalists, administrators, and workers in adult education settings.

Table of Contents

  • The Handbook comprises 127 articles, written by international specialists, which provide international coverage of research and studies in adult education thoughout the world. Articles include: Theory and Principles, Purposes of Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Education for Change, Participation and Recruitment, Teaching and Learning, Providers of Adult Education, Target Groups, Older and Disabled Adults, Systems of Adult Education, Regional and International Organization, Legislation and Finance, and Research in Adult Education. .

Product details

  • No. of pages: 629
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1989
  • Published: June 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297187

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C.J. Titmus

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University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

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