Adult education policy exists at many levels – internationally, nationally and locally. In this paper, we look at the challenges, structures and practices of adult education policy at the local level, more specifically in Northern Denmark, one of the five regions of the Danish nation-state. We see the growing social and educational divide between the peripheral areas in the region and the largest city center as a major challenge for the society as a whole and for adult education in particular. In this perspective, we describe the present structures of adult education in the region and the strategies employed by the local authorities and the educational institutions, and we evaluate both structures and efforts according to their ability to cope with the challenges.
|Translated title of the contribution||Regional udvikling, ulighed og voksenuddannelse: Voksenuddannelsespolitik og bæredygtighed i en dansk region|
|Publication date||Jun 2014|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|
|Event||Second Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark|
Duration: 18 Jun 2014 → 20 Jun 2014
Conference number: 2th
|Conference||Second Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education|
|Period||18/06/2014 → 20/06/2014|
Bibliographical notePaper for second conference of the ESREA network on policy studies in adult education: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives. Aalborg University 18-20 June 2014
Rasmussen, P., & Staugaard, H. J. (2014). Regional development, inequality and adult education: Adult education policy and sustainability in a Danish region. Paper presented at Second Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education, Aalborg, Denmark.