Which theories, study topics and methodologies dominate the global adult education research field currently? Fejes and Nylander shed light on the issue using bibliometric methods. In the s and s the debates were to a large extent of a philosophical character, focusing on issues of epistemology, i. Hirst, ; Bright, Such debates seem to have declined in the s and, entering the s, they have almost disappeared Rubenson,
Some dominating methodological and theoretical trends in adult education research
World trends in adult education research: report | UIL
International Review of Education. The forces of globalization today seem to have overwhelmed the historical political-cultural mission of adult education. Both in the North and the South, adult education is asked to contribute directly to productivity and thereby to competitiveness in the global market. The social component that survives is expected to help in coping with globalization. Voices of conscience and sanity have been raised at world summits in Rio , Cairo , Copenhagen , Beijing , and elsewhere.
World Trends And Issues In Adult Education On The Eve Of The Twenty-First Century
In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss twelve of the biggest trends they see in no particular order disrupting the market for lifelong learning and continuing education and share resources related to each trend. To tune in, just click below. Note this episode is based on an earlier blog post.
Crossing the Water By Daniel Robb. Lee and Julia B. Hill, Christine Campbell, and James Harvey. Stigler and James Hiebert. The Annual Review of Adult Learning and Literacy, Volume One is an informative collection of articles that documents existing research and best practices in the field of adult learning and literacy in the United States.