Promoting adult learning

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This comparative report is the result of an OECD thematic review of adult learning policies and practices in 17 OECD countries, undertaken between 1999 and 2004. The main focus of the review was on clarifying access to, and participation in, education and training by adults and on providing ideas for enhancing policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning in these countries. It also aimed to provide ideas on how to improve learning opportunities for low skilled adults and facilitate employability. The report examines potential barriers to learning as...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Finance; Research; Statistics; Policy; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Educational policy; Policy analysis; Adult learning

Geographic subjects: North America; Asia; Europe; Austria; Canada; Denmark; Finland; Germany; Hungary; Korea; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Great Britain; United States

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2005

Physical description: 148 p.

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ISBN: 9264010920

Statement of responsibility: [Koji Miyamoto ... [et al.]]

Relevant information on the thematic review may be found on the OECD website at:

Resource type: Book

Call number: TD/TNC 83.51

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