Contexts and challenging issue
The resurgence of adult learning and education
1. The new millennium has brought about a renewed appreciation of adult learning and education (ALE) as central in addressing the critical development challenges in Asia and the Pacific. The rapid pace of change, and the rise of knowledge economies and learning societies in a globalised world, highlight the importance of ensuring that all adults have access to high-quality learning and education opportunities.
2. At the same time, unresolved socio-economic problems, in particular extreme...