Adult education in Spain ranges from literacy education, to basic skills, employability and leisure activities. Training provision is shared by local authorities, employers and independent training institutes. While participation in learning is increasing, there is still no professional training to become and adult educator. One of the main challenges for Spanish adult learners is acquiring ICT and digital skills.
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Developments: New adult education curricula are plannedPosted: 2022-12-07 / Category: Spain 2022 / Tags: sustainable development basic skills digital skills CONFINTEA
According to the Catalan Association for Education, Training and Research (ACEFIR), the situation of Adult Learning and Education (ALE) in Spain has stayed the same in comparison to last year.
In Spain, there are different autonomous comm...
Challenges and future plans: Raising awareness about the importance of adult educationPosted: 2022-12-07 / Category: Spain 2022 / Tags: covid-19
In Spain, the digital gap has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic and ALE organisations have lost groups of learners. However, the learning provision will not remain hybrid, and the ALE providers have not downsized to smaller premises.
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Developments: Lifelong learning remains focused on formal educationPosted: 2021-12-21 / Category: Spain 2021 / Tags: migration sustainable development CONFINTEA
According to The Catalan Association for Education, Training and Research (ACEFIR) adult education situation has remained the same compared to the previous year. There have been no new policies or strategies in adult learning and education (ALE),...
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Developments: New reform proposes training centres for newcomersPosted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Spain 2020 / Tags:
The situation of the two members in Spain is different, which shows the multiple voices advocating for adult education in the country. For the Spanish Federation of Popular Universities (FEUP) the situation has stayed the same and they are not awa...
Challenges: ICT education for older peoplePosted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Spain 2020 / Tags:
COVID-19 significantly affected the adult education sector and the organizations in Spain. The situation has led to changes in the work program and new rules and laws for learning provision came into place. While the COVID-19 forced many provider...
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Spain introductionPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: vulnerable learners funding
After the general elections in April 2019, and a shift on the Spanish political scene, there have been some tensions and disagreements in the government, resulting in an unstable budget and undecided future track of development. Meanwhile, the loc...
Recent developments in SpainPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: migration youth vulnerable learners
Throughout the years, adult education has been receiving more and more attention from cultural institutions and the Labour Department. EAEA members in the country contribute the ongoing shift to immigration. Adult education is therefore seen as a...
Links to EU and international policy SpainPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: migration sustainable development vulnerable learners vocational
The main barrier to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Spain are the lack of initiatives for migrant learners, however, a lot of attention is paid to migrant children without families. In order to deliver Goal 4 Spain have focu...
Challenges and recommendations in SpainPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: Innovation literacy basic skills
EAEA member in Spain recommends establishing a well-functioning system of coordination between three departments of the ministries of Education, Labour, and Social Affairs and Culture. The education provision in Spain is also in need of modificati...