Neformalusis suaugusiųjų švietimas: plėtros tendencijos dabartinėje Europoje
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Lithuania, as well as other contemporary societies, is undergoing the times full of new technological, political, economic, social and scientific changes. In the changing society, non-formal adult education has become a popular form of adult education that helps a person to develop his and her cultural interests, creative powers, skills and acquire theoretical knowledge necessary for person's professional activity, enables a person to upgrade his or her current qualification and helps to become an active citizen of a democratic society. The growing need for knowledge has become important not only for an individual but for organizations, communities and state; therefore, the development of the process and the system of non-formal adult education has gained a particular importance in the world, as well as in Lithuania, where demographic factors (the major part of the society consists of older people) determine that people stay in the labour market longer, and the rapid development of technologies and information requires continuous learning.