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The Future of Literacy and the Literacy of the Future

  • April 1992

The main purpose of this chapter is to describe some factors contributing to an explanationof recent growth in adult education and training in the European region. A second aim is to spell out the ramifacations of problems and policy questions arising from this expansion. Here, the focus will be on the dilemmas of development faced at present by those taking part in decisions about the future of adult education in the region. Formulated as challenges confronting European adult education, these dilemmas are summarized toward the end of the chapter. The central theme running through these concluding paragraphs is that there may well be a conflict between the economic and labour market objectives of adult education on the one hand, and its cultural, social and redistributive goals on the other. The overriding challenge facing adult education lies in the search for innovative ways to solve this apparent conflict.

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  • Author/Editor: Hautecoeur; Jean Paul; David; Françoise; Delfosse; Françoise; Georis; Pierre
  • The Future of Literacy and the Literacy of the Future
  • UIE, 1992
  • ISBN
    1014-9880
  • Available in: English