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Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Romania: Current Issues and Future Perspectives
Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Romania: Current Issues and Future Perspectives

Author(s): Alexandru Clain
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Political Sciences, Governance, Public Administration, Adult Education
Published by: Editura Ovidius University Press
Keywords: adult education; educational policies; ET2020 Strategy; lifelong learning; National Lifelong Learning Strategy 2015-2020

Summary/Abstract: One of the main objectives of the Education and Training 2020 Strategy is to increase participation rates in lifelong learning across EU member states. In spite of the fact that almost six years have passed since the strategy was adopted, empirical data shows that Romania has the lowest participation rate of adults in lifelong learning among EU member states, of only 1.5%. Starting from this premise, the present paper has two main objectives. The first objective is to determine the current state of affairs regarding the participation of adults in Romania in lifelong learning in general, and in adult education in particular, by looking at the main EU benchmarks in the field of lifelong learning. The second objective is to conduct a critical assessment of the current policy framework for lifelong learning in Romania, with special focus on the National Education Law from 2011 and the National Strategy for Lifelong Learning 2015 – 2020, in order to identify the main features of the policy framework, as well as potential issues and risks that could have a negative impact with regard to reaching desired results. Furthermore, several recommendations, which could contribute to increasing the participation of adults in lifelong learning, will be made.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 149-164
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English