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Beyond rhetoric Adult learning policies and practices - Introduction

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With the evolution toward knowledge-based societies, adult learning has taken on a much higher profile in the last decade. High unemployment rates, the increased and recognised importance of human capital for economic growth and social development, and changing economic contexts - together with public interest in improving social and personal development - have spurred an increase in learning opportunities for adults within the wider context of lifelong learning. There are broad learning opportunities in different contexts and countries for employment or personal purposes, for upskilling or for remedial purposes - but there are also strong inequities in terms of access and provision...

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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2003-02-01

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