NONFORMAL ADULT EDUCATION: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TEACHING SECTORS
CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION POLICY
Jūratė Butvilienė
Published 2013-01-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/ActPaed.2013.30.1546
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Keywords

education
nonformal adult educa­tion
private and public teaching sectors

How to Cite

Butvilienė J. (2013) “NONFORMAL ADULT EDUCATION: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TEACHING SECTORS”, Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia, 300, pp. 126-136. doi: 10.15388/ActPaed.2013.30.1546.

Abstract

The paper deals with adult nonformal education pe­culiarities, stressing the obvious gap between social and human capital. Besides, nonformal education as an additional part of formal education is mainly kept in mind. The main goal of this research is to analyze and present the differences between public and private teaching sectors regarding nonformal adult education on adult learners’ and nonformal education organiz­ers’ levels. Thus, some statistically meaningful find­ings on those differences are revealed, mainly deal­ing with adults‘ motivation, experienced obstacles, selection of teaching courses / programs, reasons to participate / not participate, and other demographic features discussed and compared within this survey.
Based on the quantitative research, in the way presented in this paper, some statistical evidence is discussed, especially comparing public and private adult teaching / learning sectors. The main differenc­es are seen through: i) choosing teaching programs, ii) reasons to participate / avoid, iii) experiences, ob­stacles / struggles of nonformal education, or even iv) learning intentions along with adults’ aspirations. 

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