Adult Education: Social Change or Status Quo? ERIC Digest. by Kerka, Sandra. Some believe that adult education was focused on a mission of social change in its formative years as a field in the 1920s. Adult education has been recognised in Europe as a critical element in addressing challenges pertaining to employment, research and innovation, climate change and energy, education and combatting poverty. A concern about social inequality and a belief that adult educators can contribute to social change based on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth is the driving force behind the creation.
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to demonstrate how adult education enabled the process of economic and social change, and national development in Jamaica through a critical review of two cases of adult education provisions in Jamaica since the country gained independence in 1962.Author: Shermaine Ann Marie Barrett. To what extent was social change on center stage during adult education's formative years? Whose vision embraced social change and whose did not? What factors led to the decline of social action as a goal of adult education, and what factors suggest renewed interest in social goals? This paper examines these questions, beginning in the 1920s with the vision of Eduard Lindeman and John Dewey.Cited by: 5.
Since the 1920s, the focus of adult education has shifted from social change to professionalization to an emphasis on literacy and lifelong learning in a changing workplace. The adult education literature reflects ongoing debate over whether adult education should focus primarily on individuals or society and whether it should serve as a means of empowerment in a democratic society or an Cited by: 2. The International Master in Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC) is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in adult education and as preparation for further academic study through a PhD programme. Graduates will be equipped with the academic knowledge, research skills, and practical.
The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.Subscribe now and receive a new issue every March and September. Include the online option in your order and receive full access to all of our back issues as well as our issue extras and growing. The role of education as an agent or instrument of social change and social development is widely recognized today. Social change may take plate (i) When human need change, (ii) When the existing social system or network of social institutions fail to meet the existing human needs and (iii) When new materials suggest better ways of meeting human needs.