Between inclusion and fairness: social justice perspective to participation in adult education


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Author: Boyadjieva, Pepka; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya


The article claims that equity is an indispensable dimension of the widening of access to adult education. Building on the understanding of social justice in adult education as a complex phenomenon, two indicators are developed: an index of inclusion and an index of fairness in participation in adult education. The article analyses social justice separately in formal and nonformal education for two social groups - people with low and high education. Using data from the Adult Education Survey from 2007 and 2011 for 25 countries, it is shown that in most of the countries, there are signs...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Participation; Adult and community education; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: Adult education; Formal education; Nonformal education; Social justice; Social inclusion; Socioeconomic background; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2017

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Journal title: Adult education quarterly

Journal volume: 67

Journal number: 2

Journal date: May 2017

Pages: pp. 97-117

ISSN: 0741-7136

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 128.779

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