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Adult Education and the Challenges of the 1990s

1st Edition

Edited by Walter Leirman, Jindra Kulich


226 pages

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Originally published in 1987, this book focuses on the areas of labour and employment education, the environment and ecological education, peacemaking and peace education, intercultural relations and multicultural education, education in the developing world and the changing role of the university and technological innovation. This international collection of essays examines the relationship of adult education and learning to some of the major dilemmas of late 20th century society and looks at the contribution of adult education.

Table of Contents

1. Adult Education: Movement and Discipline Between the Golden Sixties and the Iron Eighties Walter Leirman 2. Productivity and Time: A Reflection About the Future Tamas Palasthy 3. Education, Production Development and Technological Innovation Ettore Gelpi 4. Perspective of an Environmental Oriented Economy Theo Potma 5. Ecological Education A Failing Practice? Or: is the Ecological Movement an Educational Movement? Marianne Gronemeyer 6. Peacemaking in the Community, The Nation and the World Paul Wehr 7. Peace Education: Learning How to Transform a Life-world Threatened by Violence Walter Leirman 8. Multicultural Societies in North-Western Europe Eugeen Roosens 9. Multicultural Education As a Task of Adult Education: Observations From Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Knoll 10. The Moral Base of Development Louis Baeck 11. Dialogue Towards Development and the Development of Dialogue Antonio Faundez 12. The University and Adult Education: the Newest role and Responsibility of the University Jindra Kulich 13. Training Systems for Future Adult Educators Borivoj Samolovčev 14. Adult Education and the Computer Thomas Keenan

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education