The Challenges of Adult Learning in Latin America

From Literacy to Lifelong Learning

Authored by: Timothy Ireland

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415571302
eBook ISBN: 9780203357385
Adobe ISBN: 9781136598562

10.4324/9780203357385.ch54

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Abstract

The current focus on learning in Latin America is the result of a convergence of diverse factors: the recognition that learning is central to the knowledge-based economy – as is the need to stimulate creative thinking and innovation, the questionable quality and relevance of school contents to daily life, and the filters that social, ethnic, economic and gender variables place on access to learning and knowledge.

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