Observations of the Possible Influence of Andragogy on the Economies of World Nations

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Book Chapter

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International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy


Andragogy has received mixed reviews in the past. Some have analyzed it from a positive perspective. Some have analyzed it from a negative perspective, and some have ignored it altogether. Very little if any effort has been devoted to researching the economic impact of andragogy, especially during this prolonged economic downturn in the USA, in addition to many other countries throughout the world. This chapter looks at the theories undergirding the author’s practice of andragogy, eras of the scope of various writings in English concerning andragogy, economic implications of his application of andragogy, and his thoughts about future research trends in andragogy.



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