Adult education helps break the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy and poverty by giving adults the skills they need to be successful as workers and parents. How does adult literacy impact the economy? Low literacy adversely affects the employability and earnings of American adults. The widening “skills gap” aggravates income inequality. Adult Education Focus Work and Economic Security Objective To understand, in financial terms, what is meant by “the poverty line” — and to develop an awareness of what constitutes a “living wage” in the United States. Introduction. No one can predict the future.
adult education as a contributory means to reducing poverty (Education Interna-tional , Preece ) Whilst the links between education and poverty have long been understood (Ox-aal ), the political argument for link-ing adult education to poverty reduction has yet to be won This may be partly because adult education, and it relation-File Size: KB. Jan 01, · adult education as a contributory means to reducing poverty (Education International , Preece ). Whilst the links between education and poverty have long been understood (Oxaal ), the Author: Julia Preece.
Adult education has a key role to play at all levels of society in reducing poverty. A number of countries have produced their own poverty reduction strategies; donor agencies have also set their own priorities for poverty reduction. How far are these strategies making full use of the potential of adult education?