Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Adults and Lifelong Learning Programmes during the Period of the Pandemic
Christos Goulas, Nikos Fotopoulos, Polina Fatourou

In this paper we attempt to capture the current situation of adult participation in online forms of education and training in Greece, before and after the advent of Covid-19 pandemic. Through a comparative analysis of adult learning indicators derived from ICT Survey, we highlight similarities and differences in the participation patterns between Greece and EU. Additionally, we draw data from a recent national survey in order to shed more light on the case of Greece and the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on adult learning. We provide evidence-based data that due to the advent of the Covid pandemic, and, consequently, the transition from face-to-face to online educational programmes, the already existing inequalities in Greece are widening. We, therefore, provide up-to-date reliable data for policy decision makers in order to develop and implement targeted policies and practices dealing with these forms of disparities.

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