International Perspectives in Different Countries
Edited By Bernd Käpplinger and Steffi Robak
The Present and Future Situation of Adult Educators in the United Kingdom
It can be safely and perhaps sadly claimed that there is in the United Kingdom at least no longer any such profession as ‘adult educator’. This is not to say there are not a great many individuals who work in adult education as a career post, and are dedicated to what they do. But when asked what is the defining identifier for their work they will not reply ‘adult educator’ nor will they say that this was ever an aspiration from an early age. The clear concomitant question is therefore ‘was this ever in fact true?’
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