Globalization, Adult Education and Training

Impacts and Issues

Edited by Shirley Walters

Description

Looks at the impact of globalization on adult education and training generally, and on women more specifically. AET strategies, including towards women, workplace training and the recognition of experiential learning are explored.
'Globalization' has become a key shorthand for the times we live in. But, fashionable as the term is, it does sum up some of the important changes which are affecting life in all parts of the world today. And adult educators are having to come to terms with the processes involved and the implications for their own work.

This book looks at the impact of globalization on adult education and training generally, and on women more specifically. AET strategies, including towards women, workplace training and the recognition of experiential learning are explored, as are participatory approaches in diverse contexts and countries. The contributors also focus on the notion of life-long learning, its meaning and how to go about giving effect to it.

Author Bio

Shirly Walters is director of the Division for Lifelong Learning (DLL) and professor of adult and continuing education at the University of Western Cape.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction - Maurice Amutabi
  • 1. The Impact of Globalization on Adult Education (AE) - Ove Korsgaard
  • 2. In Defense of Civil Society: Canadian AE in Neo-Conservative Times - Michael Welton
  • 3. Women, Poverty, and AE in Chile - Teresa Quiroz Martin)
  • 4. The State, Civil Society, and the Economy: AE in Britain - Keith Jackson
  • 5. Globalization from Below: The Trade Union Connections - Judith Marshall
  • 6. Feminist Popular Education in the Light of Globalization - Linzi Manicom and Shirley Walters
  • 7. Women on the Global Assembly Line - Chan Lean Heng
  • 8. 'Sit Down, Listen to the Women!' - Daniel Moshenberg
  • 9. Personal, Professional, and Political Development for Women - Pauline Murphy
  • 10. From Economic Dependency to Regional Self-Reliance - Mildred Minty
  • 11. ETDP (Education, Training and Development Practitioner): Passing Fad or New Identity? - Jeanne Gamble and Shirley Walters
  • 12. The NQF (National Qualifications Framework) Reconstruction, and Development - Rosemary Lugg
  • 13. The Politics of Memory: The Recognition of Experiential Learning - Elana Michelson
  • 14. Workplace Training and Enskilling - Jonathan and Ruth Winterton
  • 15. Race, Class, Gender, and Culture: A Possible Program - Tammy Shefer, Joe Samuels, and Tony Sardien
  • 16. Multicultural Education and Lifelong Learning - Berndt Gustavsson, Ali Osman
  • 17. Aboriginal Education: A Case for Self-Determination - Lillian Holt, Michael F. Christie, and Norman Fry
  • 18. The Plight of AE in Kenya - Maurice Amutabi
  • 19. Literacy Strategies among Unschooled Workers - Mignonne Breier)
  • 20. Dynamics and Process in the Training of Health Committees - Mizana Matiwana
  • 21. Is Consensus Possible? - Minnie Venter-Hildebrand, and Charlene Houston
  • 22. On the Periphery: The Needs of Rural Women - Ellen Gumede
  • 23. Lifelong Learning Reconsidered - Berndt Gustavsson)
  • 24. The Meaning of Lifelong Learning - Staffan Larsson)
  • 25. The Worlds of the Hand and of the Mind - Ove Korsgaard
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index

Details

Publication Date: 1 June 1997
288 pages

Product ISBNs: Paperback: 9781856495127
Library Edition: 9781856495110

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