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The Center of Research for Education of Adults (CREA) in Spain is working to overcome the constrictions of adult education theories through three orientations: it works in a horizontal and communicative way, it attempts to correct common misunderstandings, and its main focus is to develop a new critical theory for adult education. Research projects have focused on adult education participation, basic capacities of adult population, numeracy in the workplace, and communicative capacities and social development. Other activities include the following: communicative elaboration in laws of adult education, support for popular movements of adult education, development of critical theories of adult education, promotion of communities of learning, and development of communicative pluricultural perspectives. CREA also constructs models or schemes on why some adults participate and others do not and on methodology of research on adult education participation. In recent research on participation, CREA has combined quantitative and qualitative methodologies and created a critical communicative approach for research of the issue of adult education participation through the use of daily life stories and case studies. (Contains 26 references.) (YLB)

Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Research Methodology, Student Participation, Workplace Literacy

Author: Flecha, Ramon



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