Analysis of the Issues Affecting Adult Education in Lebanon and Nigeria Conclusion and Recommendations In an influential work, Styler (1984) argued that adult education promotes cosmopolitanism, or the idea that people are free to express themselves and to be citizens of the world (p. 219). When such education is absent from a country, or lacks resources of its own, education becomes illiberal; as Lopate et al. (1970) explain, the absence of adult education helps to build a climate that is inimical to a democratic society (p. 135). In terms of research, these kinds of qualitative conclusions are difficult to apply in the real world. For example, the sorry state of adult education in Nigeria is almost certainly part of the environment that...The end:
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