ADULT EDUCATION IN PRACTICE: TEACHER TRAINING AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR CHANGING SCHOOL TEACHERS THROUGH ADULT LEARNING

TitleADULT EDUCATION IN PRACTICE: TEACHER TRAINING AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR CHANGING SCHOOL TEACHERS THROUGH ADULT LEARNING
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSharvashidze, N, Bryant, M
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume29
Start Page110-118
Date PublishedMay/2011
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 942644
Keywordsadult education, adult learning practitioners, pedagogical beliefs
Abstract

“Belem Frameworks of Action” the main document launched at the Brazilian Belem City Adult Education Conference, CONFINTEA VI, declared Adult Education’s priority importance and urge all World Authorities to follow CONTINTEA’s Resolutions (Brazil, May 2009). “It is time to act, because no acting costs a lot” – stated the Final Resolution, ratified by the representatives of 156 countries and Georgia among them (CONFINTEA V, Final Report, 2009). The content, management and delivery of adult education and the accessibility of learning opportunities for adults need improvements and new studies to be involved. This study reports data gathered from schoolteachers about their perceptions of the compatibility of the certification training (Georgia, 2010) with principles of adult learning and the identification of the learning motivation, level and sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction held for this training by the teachers. This study was carried out to reveal the causal effect of adult education principles on the attitudes of schoolteachers towards preparatory training for certification tests and the interaction quality between the adult learning and the transform of the pedagogical beliefs and practices of Georgian schoolteachers in transition period.

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