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Adult Education and Learning Theories

, , Second Chance School, Greece

ILSHS Volume 60, ISSN 2300-2697


Adult education first started at the beginning of the 20th century when it became mandatory to improve the educational level of the adult trainees and also to train them professionally, culturally and socially (Kokkos, 2005). Especially during the last decades, globalization along with the technological advancements, demands continuous education and training due to the high competition and to the need to improve the economy. Besides that, social reasons urge adult education such as sudden social changes in our contemporary society (migration for financial reasons, social exclusion as a result of unemployment, etc). The adults have unique features and needs which make Adult Education an independent scientific field.


Giannoukos, G. & Besas, G. (2015). Adult Education and Learning Theories. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 60, 34-38. Retrieved October 1, 2023 from .



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