The adult education and training field has undertaken significant reforms in the past few years. Moreover, there has been a conceptual framework supporting models of adult education and training, which have become intensely contested. This paper will expound on two resources that are extensively related to the field of adult education and training.
Resource 1: Research Literature on Adult Learning
The first resource is named “A review of the research literature on adult learning and employability.” It focuses on the concerns of increasing life expectancy and decline in birth rates which prompts people to prolong their working lives instead of early retirement. It is noteworthy that educated individual continues working longer since early retirement is meticulously connected to the education level (Midtsundstad, 2019). The intended audience of this resource includes policymakers, organizations, and aging workers.
Resource 2: TVETipedia Glossary
The second resource is known as the “TVETipedia Glossary” by UNESCO-UNEVOC, and its key focus is on adult education to improve their professional or technical qualification. Moreover, the resource audience includes adults who would desire to enrich their capabilities by acquiring knowledge to complete a specific level of formal education or refresh in a new field (UNESCO-UNEVOC, 2021).
These resources serve the adult education and training discipline by emphasizing aging should not be the determinant factor for retiring from active work but education level. Older working adults should be given relevant education and training to remain relevant in the workforce. Education and training level indirectly impacts pension and retirement. Continuous adult education and training are crucial in what is being referred to as ‘recurrent education,’ ‘continuing education,’ or ‘second-chance education.’ Furthermore, the resources inspire adults to obtain compensatory learning of basic skills that individuals had not acquired earlier in life.
Midtsundstad, T. (2019). A review of the research literature on adult learning and employability. European Journal of Education, 54(1), 13-29. Web.
UNESCO-UNEVOC. (2021). TVETipedia Glossary. Unevoc.unesco.org. Web.