The main purpose of this chapter is to describe some factors contributing to an explanation of recent growth in adult education and training in the European region. A second aim is to spell out the ramifications 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 towards 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 labor 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: UIE
- Seminar on Adult Education and Work; Hamburg, Germany; 1990: Adult Education and Work
- UIE, 1992
- ISBN 92034
- Available in: English