What is meant in the country when you talk about Adult Education?
Adult Education in the Netherlands are all kind of forms of education for adult learners in a formal and non-formal way.
What is typical for Adult Education in the country?
Adult education in the Netherlands is an educational process where adults try to gain a start-qualification on the labour-market, improve their working-skills or improve their daily. Mostly it is learner-centred and combined with the (daily or work-)practice.
- Law of Budget for Participation: Aiming Integration, Re-integration, Adult Education;
- Law of societal development (WMO): Aiming at supporting vulnerable citizens and liveability in communities;
- Secondary School for adults: Aiming at gaining starting-qualification(s) for the labour-market;
- Vocational training: Gaining qualifications and skills for improvement attitude at work or employability.
Responsible public bodies / ministries
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science: http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/ocw
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment: http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/szw
Relevant umbrella associations and national (service) organisations
MBO-Raad: http://www.mboraad.nl/ (Regional Centres of Adult Education)
NRTO: http://www.paepon.nl/ (adult education providers for profit)
Nieuwe BV: http://www.beraadsgroepvorming.nl/ (non-formal adult education)
Providers of Adult Education
In the Netherlands there are different types of Adult Education providers. By theme:
- Law of Budget for Participation: Mostly Regional Organisations of Adult Education or providers of adult education for profit
- Law of societal development (WMO): Mostly Regional Organisations of Adult Education and welfare organisations
- Secondary School for adults: Mostly Mostly Regional Organisations of Adult Education or providers of adult education for profit
- Vocational training: Mostly Training institutions
Funding 1: Law of Budget for Participation: Aiming Integration, Re-integration, Adult Education and secondary schooling for adults aiming at gaining starting-qualification(s) for the labour-market
Funding 2: Law of societal development (WMO): Aiming at supporting vulnerable citizens and liveability in communities;
Funding 3: Employers: Vocational training: Gaining qualifications and skills for improvement attitude at work or employability.
- Qualification for Labour-Market
- Improvement of working-skills
- Learning and Working
- Digital Learning
- Increase of Social Inclusion (http://www.spectrum-gelderland.nl/smartsite.dws?id=54933)
- Early school Leaving / drop outsGeneral Adult Education for early school-leavers
Quality system / insurance
There are two restrictions in the Netherlands:
1. For examination of migrants the providers needs to accredited;
2. Most of adult education concerning educational programmes of the Law of Budget for Participation belongs to the Regional Adult Education Centres.
Latest developments / upcoming topics
- Cutting of subsidizes, because of economical crisis
- Scientific Research about outcome and effects of adult education
- Prevention of drop outs
- Combination of Working and Learning
- Marketing in adult education
- IlliteracyDigital Learning
EAEA Country presentation: Netherlands
EUROPEDIA: European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems - Netherlands
General country information: Wikipedia: Netherlands