The Benefits of Community- Based Adult Learning

  • Lyn Tett
Keywords: Community- Based Adult Learning, Research


This article aims to summarise research that demonstrates the positive impact of community- based adult learning (CBAL), especially in creating a more equitable education. The last decade has seen a considerable reduction in funding for CBAL internationally (Zhang & Perkins, 2022). One reason for this may be that its effectiveness as a way of reducing inequalities is not well-understood by policy makers (Webb et al., 2019). I hope that this short article may enable practitioners to provide evidence of the positive difference that participating in CBAL can make.

Author Biography

Lyn Tett

Professor Emerita, University of Edinburgh

How to Cite
Tett, L. (2023) “The Benefits of Community- Based Adult Learning”, Concept, 14(1), pp. 1-10. Available at: (Accessed: 20May2024).