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The official position of the Swedish government is that municipal adult education should be learner-centered rather than teacher-centered and problem-oriented rather than subject-oriented. The research reported here sought to determine the extent to which the official position is reflected in...
The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of participation in educational activities by active older adults and to describe the educational needs addressed by their present participation and their future learning needs. Information was gathered from 786 active older adults using the...
A conceptual basis for understanding the organization of continuing professional education across profession and type of parent institution is portrayed via three case studies of continuing professional education centers. The case studies reflect three orientations for organizing continuing...
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether using learning contracts in higher education enhances adults' readiness and competencies for self-directed learning. One hundred and sixty-three students from six universities, enrolled in graduate courses in adult education where learning...
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