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The importance of adult education is growing steadily—be it in relation with migration, matters of inclusion, the work place etc. Thus, this international perspective on the most important research issues in adult education is a wealth of knowledge for anyone related to this field. The book is composed as a text book and thus, provides didactic material for discussion and further exploration of research in the field of AE from an international perspective.
In addition, this text also provides self-study material. It gives a general overview of main research guidelines in the field of AE obtained from EU bodies, as well as a picture of the existing research in different fields of AE. Furthermore, identification of fields and areas of research which require further development is given, as well as an understanding of the relationship between the definition of educational policies, mainly at the European level, and the development of research projects and actions. An overall description of research in four main fields within AE is provided: migration, social inclusion, professionals and learning in the workplace. These chapters include notes on the most important methodological tools implemented by research.
Esther Oliver, Doctor on Sociology, Professor at the Sociology Department at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
Verlag Barbara Budrich
Study Guides in Adult Education
[…] this study offers a wealth of up-to-date information for those interested in this diverse field. The book is designed as a textbook, providing didactic material for discussion and further exploration of a wide range of adult education research from an international perspective.
ISBS – International Specialized Book Services September 2010
Writing for students and researchers in the field, Oliver […] reviews key areas of research and development in adult education in Europe, including specific projects in four areas: migration; inclusion, access, and participation; professionalization, assessment, and counseling; and learning in the workplace. She also outlines European Union policy over the past decades, its research and development programs that support adult education, and international and European organizations, networks, and journals devoted to the subject.
Reference &Research Book News February 2011
All learning resources of this study are presented in a well articulated didactical manner, structured with keywords, digressions, examples, exercises and tasks, links and further readings, annotated bibliography, making the text clear and easy to follow, in an active way, even for a beginner in professionalizing in the field of ACE.