Welcome to Francis Academic Press

Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(6); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.060617.

A Literature Review of Adult Education Research


Tong Zhang, James L. Patnao Jr

Corresponding Author:
Tong Zhang

College of Teacher Education, University of the Cordilleras, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines


This paper analyzes and summarizes the current situation of adult education research in recent years and hopes to play a certain reference role in exploring and solving the problems existing in the current domestic adult education, so as to make the domestic adult education develop towards a more healthy and sustainable direction.


adult education, research, literature review

Cite This Paper

Tong Zhang, James L. Patnao Jr. A Literature Review of Adult Education Research. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 6: 79-82. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.060617.


[1] Le Chuanyong, Sun Lixin. Review and Prospect: A Summary of the Theoretical Research on Adult Education in China in 2014, Nibo University.

[2] Cherrstrom Catherine A. Pathways to the Professoriate: Women Midlife Career ChangersA Literature Review of Prior Career Experts to New Career Novices. 2014.

[3] Tao M Z, Education F O. Looking Back and Forward:A Review of Research on Learning Cities in China——Analysis Based on CSSCI Database(2000-2018)[J]. Journal of Adult Education College of Hebei University, 2018.

[4] Mahmoud A, Mullen R, Penson P E, et al. The management of asthma in adult patients in the community pharmacy setting: Literature review[J]. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 2021(1).

[5] Ellen Boeren. The Methodological Underdog: A Review of Quantitative Research in the Key Adult Education Journals [J]. Adult Education Quarterly, 2017, 68(1):63-79.

[6] Green W M, Durbin J M, Prior I. Investigating the prevalence and impact of incivility in medical schools: A review of the literature[C]// Adult Education Research Conference. 2019.

[7] Miller J B. Transformative Learning and the Arts: A Literature Review.[J]. Journal of Transformative Education, 2020, 18.

[8] A Sangrá, Raffaghelli J, MGI Catasús. Learning ecologies through a lens: Ontological, methodological and applicative issues. A systematic review of the literature.[J]. British journal of educational technology, 2019, 50: págs. 1619-1638.

[9] Kaur N, Hirudayaraj M. The Role of Leader Emotional Intelligence in Organizational Learning: A literature Review Using 4I Framework [J]. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 2021, 33.

[10] Procknow Greg. Silence or Sanism: A Review of the Dearth of Discussions on Mental Illness in Adult Education [J]. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 2017, 29(2):4-24.