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adult education

Courses of study offered for learners over the age of compulsory schooling. Sometimes used synonymously with evening classes, adult education encompasses a very wide range of provision, ...

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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Current Version:
2008
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Social sciences, Politics
Length:
834 words

...government involvement in adult education has been sporadic. Adult education provided through University Extension Boards‐established in the 1890s‐was funded partially by government until the late 1960s. During World War II, the Australian Army Education Service provided comprehensive adult education. A Council of Adult Education was established by the Victorian state government after the war. The Current Affairs Bulletin published by the University of Sydney served adult education and made a significant contribution to the early writing about Australian...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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327 words

...schooling or higher education. Direct forerunners of adult education were the ‘adult and benevolent evening schools’, the ‘young men’s reformation and mental improvement societies’, and the mechanics’ institutes of the 19th century. By the 21st century, however, adult education has lost much of its earlier, radical image. Theory related to the education of adults constitutes in itself a field of academic study, sometimes referred to as andragogy , to distinguish it from pedagogy , the theory related to the teaching of children. It is argued, for example,...

Education, Adult

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Jean W. YAN

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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Current Version:
2016

...of literacy education shaped adult education in China. Adult education was first labeled as worker-peasant education or after-work education between the 1950s and 1970s. The designation adult education came about in the early 1980s with the development of economic reform, an increase in the need for learning, a wider audience receptive to education, and the enrichment of this type of education in format and content. The central government issued the Development Outline of Education Reform in China ( 1993 ), which specified that adult education would serve...

National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
115 words

...Institute of Adult Continuing Education ( NIACE ) A non-governmental organization, set up in 1949 , whose purpose is to support adult continuing education, both through research and through representation of the interests of adult learners. It is a registered charity with a membership made up of both individuals and organizations, and is financed partly through local authorities , central government, and a number of universities . One of the Institute’s key aims is to promote equality of opportunity for adult learners who have gained least from...

Adult Basic Education Society, Rawalpindi

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Vincent A. David

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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2012

... Basic Education Society, Rawalpindi The Adult Basic Education Society (ABES) was established in 1971 in Gujranwala under an autonomous board of directors, who were working for the promotion of adult literacy in Pakistan * , without any discrimination of race, religion, class, or creed. At the beginning, the primary purpose of the ABES was to promote functional literacy among adults. The adult literacy primer, Roshni (Light), which was initiated thirty years ago, is based upon the eclectic method of picture-word–syllable-and-sound–writing—different...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
8 words
adult education

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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
35 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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14 words
adult education

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Courses of study offered for learners over the age of compulsory schooling. Sometimes used synonymously with evening classes, adult education encompasses a very wide range of provision, including ...
Adult education

Adult education  

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The adult education movement began in the early 1800s to meet the desire of working men and women for some form of learning. Prior to World War II, most working‐class ...
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

National Institute of Adult Continuing Education  

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(NIACE)A non‐governmental organization, set up in 1949, whose purpose is to support adult continuing education, both through research and through representation of the interests of adult learners. It ...
Education

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,295 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...The movement was particularly important in the industrial areas of the West Riding and Lancashire, which together contained 27 per cent of all the British institutes. These mechanics’ institutes formed the first important national movement in adult education, a term which in the 19th century included elementary education for those who had had little or no opportunity to study as children. They were the forerunners of the University Extension movement (from 1867 onwards) and the Workers’ Educational Association (founded in 1903 ). At the same time in towns...

15 Children’s Books

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
4,997 words
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Oxford University Press

...issues were central to discussions of moral and political philosophy during the period; *Locke held that education was the best means of ensuring the continuity of prevailing values from generation to generation, and *Rousseau argued that education should transform society by effecting radical change in the attitudes and behaviour of young people. Early childhood was increasingly viewed as the critical stage of life for shaping the future adult, so that ensuring the quality of elementary instruction took on a new urgency. Yet Isaac Watts is a rare...

The Twentieth Century

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Brian M. Short

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,083 words
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Oxford University Press

...archival material such as that of the Mass Observation Archive, now housed at Sussex University, and dating back with individuals’ diaries to the later 1930s. Similar collections of reminiscences can now be found in many local repositories, often springing from adult education classes or modern history workshops. Digitization of resources has also given the possibility of accessing a wide range of visual material, which often finds expression in assemblages of surviving photographs in local publications. Film archives will also shed valuable...

Welsh Local and Family History

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D. Huw Owen

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,425 words
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Oxford University Press

...published H. Carter (ed.), The National Atlas of Wales ( 1988 ). The University has encouraged and fostered adult education, and local history has featured prominently in the subjects studied by classes organized by departments of extramural studies or departments of continuing education of the constituent colleges. The Workers’ Educational Association ( WEA ), the voluntary organization designated as a provider of adult education, has also promoted the study of local history in many localities. Four lectures delivered under the auspices of the WEA...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,048 words
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Oxford University Press
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...in 1901 to around half a million students in a population of 20 million at the end of the century. The growth of higher education was a major factor in the development of Australian publishing, in particular during the 1960s and 1970s , as income from textbooks gave publishers scope to risk promoting less commercial works—poetry in particular—that they considered culturally important. A precondition for the growth of tertiary education was increasing retention rates in secondary schools. F. W. Cheshire in Melbourne and the Jacaranda Press in Brisbane...

Family and Society

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Ralph Houlbrooke

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,144 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...10 were involved.) Already in 1851 , 41 per cent of the 10–14 age group were said to be scholars; and in 1870 , when the first Education Act provided for universally available elementary education, the figure was 53 per cent. The century between 1851 and 1951 saw mortality and fertility both fall. In each case the trends had begun before 1900 but became much more marked during the 20th century. Children and young adults were the first to experience falling mortality, and infants and the elderly were the last, benefiting only after 1900 . The...

Local and Regional History: Modern Approaches

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,365 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...In part, this was because of improved access to archives with the establishment of county record offices in nearly every shire. It also owed much to the provision of courses by university extramural departments, the Workers’ Educational Association ( WEA ), and other adult education bodies, and the formation of local history societies in every part of the land. The quarterly journal the Local Historian and Local History Magazine cater for this readership. See also D. P. Dymond , Writing Local History (2nd edn, 1996) , Kate Tiller , English Local...

26 The History of the Book in the Nordic Countries

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,145 words
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Oxford University Press
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...in ballads and ‘harmful’ stories—an unintended consequence of increasing *literacy standards—was opposed by the same authorities. By the mid-18 th century, according to the extraordinarily detailed information of Swedish and Finnish parish registers, more than 90 per cent of adults could read the required religious texts in print. Writing, by contrast, remained more closely tied to professional needs. Standards in the rest of Scandinavia, Iceland, and—a few decades later—Greenland were probably as high. In Norway and Denmark, governmental regulation was...

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