Knowledge society as an inspiration for the theory and practice of adult education
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Knowledge is considered to be the factor of societal and economical development of today and tommorow. The concepts of lifelong learning, learning society, knowledge society or society based on knowledge are one of the most currently discussed problems. There are other priorities and argumentative strategies found in OECD, EU, World Bank, Employers' Associations, trade-unions or in UNESCO. They can be divided to normative – represented mainly in politics and in the documents of various organizations and analytic – which can be found in proffesional and scientific discussion. On the other hand, there is not common view neither in science – pedagogy, andragogy, sociology, economics, philosophy etc. Education has eminent and stable role – to create the bridge between past, presence and future, to ensure continuity of human knowledge and development of society and its members. Two main objectives are fulfilling in the process of adult citizens education. The first is societal objective, aimed at the development of human resources, the second is aimed on the individual personality development, its ability to adapt on the changing life conditions.
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