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Our Time is Now: How the Events of 2020 Will Shape the Field of Adult Education

Our Time is Now: How the Events of 2020 Will Shape the Field of Adult Education 1016551 ALXXXX10.1177/10451595211016551Adult LearningAdult Learning research-article2021 Vol. XX No. X ADULT LEARNING Reflections Our Time is Now How the Events of 2020 Will Shape the Field of Adult Education Steven W. Schmidt, PhD Where does the field of adult education go from Adult Education and COVID-19 here? This question for the future is especially It is impossible to discuss the amount and type of important after the events of 2020 and early 2021, change that we have all felt as a result of the COVID-19 including the global pandemic and global pandemic. The upheaval, civil and political unrest. These the tragedies, and the life- events have changed lives and Possibly more changing events that have reshaped the priorities and focus than any other occurred have left almost no one for many in our field. time in history, our untouched. Adult education has In her piece on the history of helped people understand the adult education, in the Handbook of time is now and the virus, take necessary safety Adult and Continuing Education, “ field of adult precautions, and generally Rose (2020) noted “it is important to education is necessary navigate life. As more of us are understand that although nothing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Adult Learning SAGE

Our Time is Now: How the Events of 2020 Will Shape the Field of Adult Education

Adult Learning , Volume OnlineFirst: 1 – Jan 1, 2021

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1016551 ALXXXX10.1177/10451595211016551Adult LearningAdult Learning research-article2021 Vol. XX No. X ADULT LEARNING Reflections Our Time is Now How the Events of 2020 Will Shape the Field of Adult Education Steven W. Schmidt, PhD Where does the field of adult education go from Adult Education and COVID-19 here? This question for the future is especially It is impossible to discuss the amount and type of important after the events of 2020 and early 2021, change that we have all felt as a result of the COVID-19 including the global pandemic and global pandemic. The upheaval, civil and political unrest. These the tragedies, and the life- events have changed lives and Possibly more changing events that have reshaped the priorities and focus than any other occurred have left almost no one for many in our field. time in history, our untouched. Adult education has In her piece on the history of helped people understand the adult education, in the Handbook of time is now and the virus, take necessary safety Adult and Continuing Education, “ field of adult precautions, and generally Rose (2020) noted “it is important to education is necessary navigate life. As more of us are understand that although nothing

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Published: Jan 1, 2021

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