Dispositions of Adults with Low Education Levels, and Who Haven't Returned to Formal Education, Towards Lifelong Learning

  • Vanessa Carvalho da Silva ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Abstract

This study aims to determine how adults with low education levels perceive lifelong education by analysing a set of interconnected and complementary aspects. The methodological strategy focussed on a qualitative analysis based on semi-directive interviews of a biographical nature. Identifying the reasons for the abandonment of initial (formal) education and obstacles faced by these adults over time revealed a myriad of factors justifying their disengagement from available education offers. To understand the amplitude of a phenomenon that links lifelong learning, knowledge, literacy and education level, in situations of a non-return to formal education, the study involved an in-depth analysis of the dispositions of persons who have “remained outside” of this relation with learning.Keywords: Lifelong learning, knowledge society, adults with a low education level, dispositions.
Published
May 31, 2019
How to Cite
SILVA, Vanessa Carvalho da. Dispositions of Adults with Low Education Levels, and Who Haven't Returned to Formal Education, Towards Lifelong Learning. European Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 86-100, may 2019. ISSN 2601-8624. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejed/article/view/4364>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejed-2019.v2i2-66.