Lifelong Learning 26-12-2011, 09:22

Lifelong learning has become a dominant theme of education and training polices across the advanced industrial nations.

Trends in Workplace Learning Research 12-12-2011, 12:27

The nature and organization of work has changed so rapidly in the past decade with the introduction of new technologies and the effects of globalization that learning has become a lightning rod, attracting all sorts of new attention outside educational debates. 

Race and Ethnicity in the Field of Adult Education 12-12-2011, 11:55

Race and ethnicity are factors that act in major ways in determining how our society functions. Whether you divide the world into South and the North, East or West, or look within national cultures with diverse peoples, race can be tied to one’s social and economic status.

Gender Analysis 12-12-2011, 11:44

Gender analysis is a useful tool which adult educators can use in their struggles for social justice. It is a complex activity which basically represents an optimistic attempt to end disparities and disadvantages among different genders.

Class Analysis in Adult Education 12-12-2011, 11:43

The concept of class is indispensable but elusive.

Workplace Learning Frameworks 12-12-2011, 11:22

There is a growing interest in workplace learning. This seems set to continue as the securing of skills throughout working life becomes, globally, an important priority for governments, industry, and workers themselves.

Program Planning 12-12-2011, 11:04

Those who study and practice adult education have tended to be more interested in questions about what and how adults learn than in questions of how to organize adult education.

Organizational Learning 9-12-2011, 06:43

Although organizational learning has been a subject of research within management and organizational studies at least since the early 1960s, interest in this concept has grown considerably since the late 1980s.

Informal Learning: A Contested Concept 9-12-2011, 06:10

Although the term informal learning has been widely used for a long period of time, its precise meaning remains elusive and contested. The term is normally invoked in opposition to formal learning and/or formal education, and has, therefore, much in common with the terms nonformal learning and nonformal education.

Characteristics of Adult Learning 8-12-2011, 13:22

The slogan of lifelong learning basically involves the simple message that learning can and should be a lifelong occupation.

Adult Learning, Instruction and Programme Planning: Insights from Freire 8-12-2011, 12:46

Paulo Freire (1921–97) was one of the most influential educationists of the twentieth century.

Adult Learning in a Biographic Perspective 8-12-2011, 12:30

This article focuses on the biographic perspective and how this can illuminate the nature and processes of adult learning in unique ways.

Adult Learning and Instruction: Transformative Learning Perspectives 8-12-2011, 11:10

Although adult education practice has a long history, the area only became recognized as a field of study and theoretical development in the 1930s. 

Adult Learning 6-12-2011, 13:19

Adult learning is a phenomenon at once deceptively simple, yet enormously complex. 

Adult Education Overview 6-12-2011, 05:36

In the introduction to the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of Adult Education and Training, the editor points out that adult education is heuristic, multidisciplinary, eclectic in orientation, and that its knowledge base is diffuse and incomplete (Tuijnman, 1996, xv).

Mary Steichen Calderone (1904–1998) 24-11-2011, 14:14

Quaker physician, pioneer crusader in sex education and birth control and cofounder of SIECUS, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States.

Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser 23-11-2011, 14:37

A 1986 decision that clarified the Supreme Court’s 1969 decision in TINKER V. DES MOINES INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT regarding student First Amendment rights of free speech.

Sunday schools 16-11-2011, 12:24

The school systems and local schools maintained and operated by churches, synagogues and a few other organizations to provide sectarian religious instruction to children on Sundays, independently of their regular, day-to-day education.

Zorach v. Clauson 15-11-2011, 14:09

A 1952 United StatesSupreme Court decision that upheld a NewYork law permitting public schools to releasestudents to attend religious instruction thattook place outside public school grounds anddid not require public financial support.

Zoological garden 15-11-2011, 14:05

A nonacademic educative institution that displays live animals for public enjoyment, education, conservation, research and, often, for profit, depending on the financial status of the institution.

Zero tolerance 15-11-2011, 14:02

A nonnegotiable policy at elementary or high schools whereby a student caught violating specific rules, regardless of any extenuating circumstances, is automatically suspended or expelled from school.

Zero reject 15-11-2011, 13:58

A concept derived from the federal Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and subsequent court decisions requiring public school districts to provide all handicapped children with free, appropriate education.

Zero-based budgeting 15-11-2011, 13:57

A system of planning annual spending that disregards previous spending levels and creates each year’s new budget from a base of zero.

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris 14-11-2011, 15:46

A 5-4 United States Supreme Court decision in 2002 that the SCHOOL VOUCHER program in Cleveland, Ohio, was constitutional.