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Meaning of "adult education" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ADULT EDUCATION

adult education  [ˈædʌlt ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADULT EDUCATION

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adult education is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ADULT EDUCATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Adult education

Adult education whereby adults engage in systematic and sustained learning activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. Adult education can take place through "extension" school or "school of continuing education". Other learning places include community collegs and folk high Development, which are often associated with professional development. Adult education has also been referred to schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and lifelong learning centers. The practice may also include "as andragogy to distinguish it from pedagogy.

Definition of adult education in the English dictionary

The definition of adult education in the dictionary is education intended specifically for people of maturer years.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADULT EDUCATION


allocation
ˌæləˈkeɪʃən
application
ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən
authentication
ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃən
certification
ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
classification
ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
communication
kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən
dedication
ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
education
ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən
identification
aɪˌdɛntɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
indication
ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən
location
ləʊˈkeɪʃən
medication
ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
modification
ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
notification
ˌnəʊtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
publication
ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən
qualification
ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
relocation
ˌriːləʊˈkeɪʃən
specification
ˌspɛsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
vacation
vəˈkeɪʃən
verification
ˌvɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADULT EDUCATION

adult
adult education centre
Adult Training Centre
adulterant
adulterate
adulteration
adulterator
adulterer
adulteress
adulteries
adulterine
adulterise
adulterize
adulterous
adulterously
adultery
adultescent
adulthood
adultly
adultness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADULT EDUCATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
association
citation
combination
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation
foundation
generation

Synonyms and antonyms of adult education in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «adult education» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADULT EDUCATION

Find out the translation of adult education to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adult education from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adult education» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

成人教育
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

educación para adultos
570 millions of speakers

English

adult education
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रौढ़ शिक्षा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَعْلِيمُ الكِبار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

образование для взрослых
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

educação para adultos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাপ্তবয়স্ক শিক্ষা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

classes pour adultes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pendidikan dewasa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erwachsenenbildung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生涯教育
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성인 교육
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pendidikan dewasa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giáo dục dành cho người trưởng thành
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வயது வந்தோர் கல்வி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रौढ शिक्षण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yetişkin eğitimi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

istruzione per adulti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kształcenie dorosłych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

освіта для дорослих
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

educația adulților
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκπαίδευση ενηλίκων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

volwasse onderwys
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vuxenutbildning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

voksenopplæring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adult education

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULT EDUCATION»

The term «adult education» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.531 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADULT EDUCATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «adult education» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «adult education» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adult education

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADULT EDUCATION»

Discover the use of adult education in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adult education and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Key Concepts in Adult Education and Training
This book looks at over forty key concepts ranging from community education and experiential learning to competence and access.
Malcolm Tight, 2012
2
Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: Theory and Practice
Fully revised and updated with substantial additional material, this new edition takes account of many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education.
Peter Jarvis, 2010
3
Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education: Possibilities for ...
This book focuses on two of the most cited figures in the debate on radical education, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and Paulo Freire (1921-1997).
Peter Mayo, 1999
4
Adult and Continuing Education: Theory and Practice
The first edition of Adult and Continuing Education established itself as one of the most widely used and respected introductory texts on this important area of education.
Peter Jarvis, 1995
5
Curriculum Studies in Post-compulsory and Adult Education: A ...
The information in this book will be ideal for Cert, Ed., PGCE and HE lecturers preparing for their teaching qualifications.
Mary Neary, 2002
6
Dimensions of Adult Learning
The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and ...
Griff Foley, 2004
7
Adult Education for Community Development
The book is grounded on a theoretical base that recognizes the intrinsic motivation of many adults to improve their surroundings and which acknowledges that motivation must be matched with skills and information.
Edwin Hamilton, 1992
8
The Adult Learner
How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles' pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s.
Malcolm S Knowles, Elwood F Holton III, Richard A Swanson, 2012
9
Teaching and Learning in Further and Adult Education
This is a book about teaching and learning written to supplement professional experience gained within groups that the reader may have been appointed to teach.
Les Walklin, 1990
10
Adult Education At the Crossroads: Learning Our Way Out
This is a pithy assessment of where adult education now stands - the traditions out of which it came, its current problems, and possible futures.
Matthias Finger, Jose Manuel Asun, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADULT EDUCATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adult education is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Sussex Tech Adult Education announces fall 2015 schedule
The Sussex Tech Adult Education Division has announced the fall 2015 course schedule. It may be picked up at a variety of locations in Sussex ... «Cape Gazette, Jul 15»
2
LCCC to renovate Adult Education Center
ALTON – Lewis and Clark Community College has approved plans to move forward with a multimillion-dollar renovation of St. Patrick's Adult ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
Adult education graduation in Dickson County
There might not have been the ceremonial walk down Cougar Hill or onto to the Creek Wood football field, but Friday night's Adult Education ... «The Tennessean, Jul 15»
4
Round and rectangular buildings form adult education centre
These two translucent glass buildings – one with an oval footprint and one rectangular – accommodate a teaching space for adults and a ... «Dezeen, Jul 15»
5
SAD 11 Adult Education graduates
Equivalency diplomas were awarded to Tanis Bonenfant, Jake A. Casey, James R. Catchings, Xinan E. Clark, Angela J. Fagin, Shawn M. «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Tutors quit over council actions following damning Adult Education
At least seven tutors at Norfolk's troubled Adult Education Service have resigned in protest at changes made since it was rated “inadequate” by ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jul 15»
7
Jessamine County Adult Education celebrates GED recipients
Jessamine County Adult Education celebrated 52 new graduates Friday ... an awards and recognition ceremony at the Adult Education Center. «Central Kentucky News, Jun 15»
8
State budget cuts lead to teacher layoffs
Legislators gutted nearly $10 million from adult education programs before the budget hit the governor's desk, resulting in the impending layoff ... «Tallahassee.com, Jun 15»
9
Local opportunities available for adult education
Roger Brinegar stands outside of Central Texas College's student center months after he earned a GED through CTC's adult education ... «The Killeen Daily Herald, Jun 15»
10
Walters State Community College holding adult education fair
MORRISTOWN (WATE) – An event is being held next month at Walters State Community College in Morristown to help adults figure out how to ... «WATE 6 On Your Side, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Adult education [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/adult-education>. Feb 2023 ».
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