CIVIL SOCIETY AS DRIVER IN DEMOCRACY DISCOURSE OF ADULT LEARNING POLICY IN UKRAINE

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  • Olena LAZORENKO

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2020.05.041

Keywords:

Civil Society, Adult Learning Policy in Ukraine, Advocacy

Abstract

The article is focused on some aspects of development adult learning and education policy in Ukraine from stakeholders` perspective, and active role of the Ukrainian civil society in this discourse. This was facilitated by conducting analytical research and further advocacy activities on the protection and representation of interests in Ukraine in 2018-2019. Adult learning and education following the change in UNESCO’s terminology from «adult education» to «adult learning and education» (abbreviated - ALE), is interpreted as a permanent activity aimed at acquiring, recognizing and ap- plying key skills. Acquisition of new skills, abilities and knowledge by adults usually occurs after they receive basic education and enter the labour market. In European practice, this covers formal, non-formal and informal forms of adult learning. Stakeholders were involved in the analytical re- search through a survey of experts; participation in a practical seminar on peer review workshop, which was held in the format of a progress meeting to present the Policy Research Report and discuss the preliminary results; virtual discussion of analytical documents. Usually, adult learning policy pro- motes social well-being and integration, employment and active civil participation. Ukraine lack of consolidate active state adult learning policy during the whole period of its independence since 1991. The problem-solving options proposed in the research and validated by stakeholders are presented in this article. The article will be interesting for social philosophy, educational & learning academic and non-academic researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

Author Biography

Olena LAZORENKO

Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy, President of NGO “League of Professional Women”, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Philosophy, H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 4, Triokhsviatytelska St., Kyiv, 01001

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Published

2020-12-04

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LAZORENKO, O. (2020). CIVIL SOCIETY AS DRIVER IN DEMOCRACY DISCOURSE OF ADULT LEARNING POLICY IN UKRAINE. Filosofska Dumka, (5), 41–59. https://doi.org/10.15407/fd2020.05.041

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