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Richard Desjardins - Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems: Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints - 9781474273640 - V9781474273640
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Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems: Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints

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Description for Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems: Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints Hardcover. Num Pages: 288 pages, 16 bw illus. BIC Classification: JNF; JNM; JNP. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 234 x 156 x 20. Weight in Grams: 561.
Based on comparative adult education statistics offered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and country case studies, this book analyses the policies and structures that foster adult learning. It examines a variety of forms of adult learning, ranging from initial forms of post-compulsory education, such as upper secondary tracks and tertiary education, to firm training, compensatory adult education and learning for civic and leisure oriented purposes. Throughout the book, adult learning systems are directly linked to a variety of structural and public policy frameworks using a comparative welfare state ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781474273640
SKU
V9781474273640
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About Richard Desjardins
Richard Desjardins is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He previously worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Directorate for Education between 2010-2013 on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Skills Strategy, and was Associate Professor in Comparative Social Science at ... Read more

Reviews for Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems: Comparative Study of Strategies, Policies and Constraints
Adult learning flourishes in all kinds of different contexts ... This is one reason why Richard Desjardins' book is welcome, as he sets out to bring these different cultures into a common analytical framework. The contexts vary enormously: between different sectors, social groupings and, of course, countries and cultures.... The book is likely to become an important reference point, and ... Read more

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