Chapter Thirteen

Adult Participants in Education

Once learning is institutionalized and educational organizations are created, a number of issues arise immediately, as was apparent during the discussion in the previous chapter, because of the characteristics of the organization. One of the dilemmas of institutionalization was shown to be the fact that education may require organization in order to make provision but the existence of the organization itself inhibits some from taking advantage of it. Hence, the intention in this chapter is to examine this process in greater detail and the chapter contains three sections: access, participation and barriers to participation.

Access to Adult and Continuing Education

The significance of the term ‘access’ ...

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