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Definition of the noun adult education

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  1. a course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study


"Adult Education" a.k.a. "Hiding Out" is a 1987 movie starring Jon Cryer as a Wall Street broker "hiding out" as a high-school student as the mob tries to kill him.


  1. "Adult education" is a book by Reiko T. Sakata.
    • also known as "Adult education: theory and practice"
  2. "Adult education" is a book by Homer Kempfer.
  3. "Adult education" is a book by Charles A. Prosser.
    • also known as "Adult education: the evening industrial school"
  4. "Adult education" is a book by John Walker Powell.
    • also known as "Adult education: issues in dispute"
  5. "Adult education" is a book by William Edwin Mitchell.

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  1. "Adult Education" is a top-ten single from the American musicians Hall & Oates and was released in 1984. The track is featured on the duo's second compilation album, Rock 'n Soul Part 1. It was one of two new tracks that were recorded specifically for the compilation release and hit number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was featured in 2013 video game, Grand Theft Auto V.
  2. "Adult Education" is a 1984 single by Hall & Oates.
    • artist: Hall & Oates
    • released on (30 years ago)


  1. Adult education is a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained learning activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. It can mean any form of learning adults engage in beyond traditional schooling, encompassing basic literacy to personal fulfillment as a lifelong learner. 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. The learning happens in many ways and in many contexts just as all adults’ lives differ. Adult learning can be in any of the three contexts i.e.
    • also known as Volwassenenonderwijs
  2. Adult Education is an educational institution, school.
  3. Adult Education is a school, educational institution.
  4. Adult Education is a film genre.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Adult education

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration (2010)

by Wang, Victor C. X.

Historically, adult education was rooted in a variety of social movements. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the adult education movements responded to social and economic needs— Mechanics Institutes in Australia, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2005)

by Sandra Mathison

Adult Education, University of Toronto; B.A. Psychology, University of Western Ontario. Jackson is Chair of the Centre for the Study of Training, Investment and Economic Restructuring and Associate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distance Learning (2005)

by Howard, Caroline

BACKGROUND Adult Second Language Learners There is a vast literature on adult education. Recurring themes in this literature are that adult learners are often more motivated than younger learners and come to a specific educational ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2011)

Volume 17: Education by Clarence L. Mohr

For example, South Carolina during 2002–3 had 80,000 adult learners in its Adult Education and Literacy program. The state realizes that the economy depends upon an adequate pool of educated, well-trained workers. ABBOTT L. FERRISS ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures (2003)

Family, Body, Sexuality And Health by Suad Joseph, Afsāna Naǧmābādī

Women's Federation provides adult education and information on hygiene. The Syrian Family Planning Association is involved with the increase in women's rights in general. In Tunisia, the Union nationale de la femme tunisienne, the Club ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language and Education (2012)

Research Methods in Language and Education by Nancy Hornberger, P. Corson

study of behavior, activities, interaction, and discourse in formal and semi- formal educational settings such as school classrooms, adult education programs , and day-care centers. In contrast to quantitative approaches to classroom research, ...

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