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Adult Education and Economic Development

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Pantelis Sklias, Giota Chatzimichailidou
Pantelis Sklias, Giota Chatzimichailidou


In the present study, the issue under scrutiny is the contribution of adult education to economic development. The upgrading of adult education standards is seen as central to the delivery of European social cohesion and therefore to economic development. Adult education programs can enable the citizens to develop critical review and understanding of major contemporary problems of their lives, to reassess and interpret their experiences, and therefore to interact and communicate with other people and institutions. Transformative Learning Theory is such a tool for explaining this procedure. After all, future action will be planned: as citizens are presented with renewal ideas and patterns, they become more capable of forming and holding together the constituting parts of a cohesive European society towards economic development, together with other people and institutions

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adult education; economic development; social cohesion

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/elrie.797

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