In this article, we focus on the practices which have helped overcome a range of specific barriers to participation in adult and community education, and in the process have contributed to cohesion of the group involved and the community in which the program operates. In building and promoting social cohesion we can view learning as a personal journey, and search for meaning as well as a “map that can be used to guide learners along a learning route” (McGivney, 1999, p. 11). As claimed by Chapman and Aspin (2001), lifelong learning for social cohesion will become a reality if we show a readiness to invest in people.
Cartwright, P., Chapman, J., Chapman, J., McGilp, J., Skilbeck, M., Toomey, R., de Souza, M., Gaff, J. and Williams, I. (2004), "Lifelong learning, adult and community education in rural Victoria, Australia: A multi‐agency approach to community building", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 18 No. 5, pp. 17-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777280410554960Download as .RIS
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