European Tendencies in Adult Education

Ewa Przybylska


The article consists of two parts. The first one focuses on contemporary education policy in the European Union, which in my belief, has a major influence on the activities undertaken by the Member States within the framework of adult education system. The second part of the article presents selected trends in adult education development, extending over the whole European area with various intensity. They arise both from the specific social and economic situation of individual countries, and to a large extent, from the standards, norms and educational paradigms promoted by the European Union.

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Adult education; adult education in European Union policy; professionalization in adult education; cooperation in adult education; adult education versus social exclusion; adult teaching and learning

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