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Training Adult Educators in Western Europe

1st Edition

Edited by Peter Jarvis, Alan Chadwick


252 pages

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Originally published in 1991 this book is a comparative study of systems of preparing adult educators in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Cyprus. The book argues for more formal preparation and training of adult educators with more Europe-wide specialist training and evaluation in teaching and management skills.

Table of Contents

1. Towards a Theoretical Rationale Part 1: Benelux Countries 2. The Training of Adult Educators in Belgium Huib Hinnekint 3. Adult Education in the Netherlands Sanneke Bolhuis and Joke Wagenaar Part 2: English-Speaking Countries 4. Adult Education in the Republic of Ireland: The Training of Adult Educators Declan Irvine 5. Educators of Adults in England and Wales Derek Legge Part 3: Franco-Mediterranean Countries 6. The Training of Adult Educators in France Pierre Freynet 7. Training Adult Educators in Greece Dimitris Vergidis 8. The Organisation of Agencies for Adult Education in Italy Paolo Federighi 9. Training of Adult Educators in Spain J. Quintana Cabanas and J. Valcárcel Amador Part 4: German-Speaking Countries 10. Basic and Further Education and Training for Adult Educators in Austria Ursula Knitter-Lux 11. Training in the Federal Republic of Germany Johannes Weinberg 12. Training Adult Educators in Switzerland Carl Rohrer Part 5: Scandinavian Countries 13. The Supplementary Training of Teachers in Voluntary Adult Education in Denmark Ivan Häuser 14. The Training of Adult Educators in Finland Pentti Yrjölä 15. The Training of Adult Educators in Norway Hallgjerd Brattset 16. Training Adult Educators in Sweden Yngye Kasimir Part 6: Conclusions 17. Some Current Issues in the Training of Adult Educators Alan Chadwick Appendices: 1. Training Adult Educators in Cyprus Klitos Symeonides 2. The European Bureau of Adult Education Bill Bax

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