ERIC Number: ED036703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Training of Adult Educators in East Germany. Occasional Paper, No. 4.
This book presents the development of adult education in East Germany in four phases (after World War II, the early 1950's, the late 1950's, and 1962 to the present) and describes training programs of adult educators. The Law on the Unified Socialist Educational System, passed in 1965, introduced a comprehensive reorganization and standardization of educational and vocational training at all levels. The book contains details of early training efforts; some prerequisites for adult educators; 12 steps in a two-year plan for the folk high schools; specific steps for training adult educators in the upgrading system; the training of cultural workers; and the development of theory and research. The 12 steps include: knowledge of subject matter and of the foundations of scientific socialism; continuing education; exchange of teachers and of teaching materials; and assistance to young instructors. Training for the upgrading system emphasizes systematic and historical adult education, specialized didactics and methodology of adult education, and research. The training of cultural workers focuses on an extensive five-year program, while the research section examines the state of research, which is at a rudimentary stage. (nl)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Dept. of Univ. Extension.
Identifiers: East Germany
Note: Occasional Papers in Continuing Education.