Adult education is provided by organisations such as public universities, training colleges, corporate universities and employers. The successful operation of educational organisations requires sound leadership and management. This book examines African perspectives of managerial leadership, highlighting the importance of management in the design and effective delivery of adult education programmes.
Adult educationdistinct from child educationis a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. In particular, adult education reflects a specific philosophy about learning and teaching based on the assumption that adults can and want to learn, that they are able and willing to take responsibility for that learning, and that the learning itself should respond to their needs. Driven by what one needs or wants to learn, the available opportunities, and the manner in which one learns, adult learning is affected by demographics, globalization and technology.
SVEB is the Swiss national umbrella organisation for adult education and operates as a professional association and pressure group. We are represented through offices in all three language regions. In addition, we also manage the national training-of-trainers system and are responsible for eduQua, the national quality label for adult learning providers.
Heribert Hinzen wrote the background paper for the financing com-mission that is reprinted here. Educationists should do every-thing possible to create opportunities to fulfil the individual's learning needs and related capacities. Learning must be associated with all dimensions of life, life-long, life-wide and life-deep.
Silvia Gherardi, University Of Trento: A posthumanist approach to practices of sustainability and responsibility. Bjarne Wahlgren, Aarhus University: Assessment and transformation of competences. Adult education is to an ever-greater degree emphasised as the way forward — as a way to solve a variety of problems.
Key Action 1 supports mobility in the education, training and youth sectors and aims to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organisations involved. Each project can last either one or two years and adult education organisations can apply for funding to support any of the following mobility activities within the project:. Contribution to the costs incurred by the participants for travel from their place of origin to the place of the venue and return travel.
This action allows organisations to send staff to other European countries to undertake a dedicated period of learning or professional experience, such as job shadowing, training, volunteering, or gaining work experience. Organisations active in adult education can receive funding for projects which include sending their staff for a dedicated period of teaching or training in another participating country. Projects must involve a minimum of two participating organisations at least one sending and one receiving from different countries. However, receiving organisations do not have to be identified at the time of application.
We are a not-for-profit entity with both organisational and individual members in all states and territories who reflect the diversity of adult and community education. ALA is primarily funded by membership duessubscriptions and project revenues. ALA has been in operation for 59 years and has members in every state and territory.
It is provided by organisations such as public universities, training colleges, corporate universities and employers. The successful operation of educational organisations requires sound leadership and management. Management of Adult Education Organisations in Africa examines African perspectives of managerial leadership, highlighting the importance of management in the design and effective delivery of adult education programmes. Making explicit reference to African models and understandings of management, chapters in Management of Adult Education Organisations in Africa include a set of learning objectives, definitions of key terms and clearly written summaries of the essential information and discussion points.