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Adult Education and Community Organization in the U.S.A. and Canada.
Roessingh, K. H.
This document is the report of a European professor on his immediate impressions during his stay in the United States and Canada. One observation made refers to the extent of racial and social polarization of American society--between rich and poor, black and white, and government and the public. Notice is taken of the increasing pressure for higher education in the United States and the rising unrest among college and secondary school students. A study was made of urban problems, and adult education and training, community action programs, and professional education, training and research were surveyed. The professor's experiences in Canada are described from the viewpoint of being in addition to or in distinction with his experience in the States. From this viewpoint, the following elements have relevance: a different relation between government and the grassroot level, the essential significance of officially sponsored opportunities for experiments, the broader self-consciousness of adult education, the development of the "Animation Sociale" and the problem of bilingualism. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Ministry for Culture, Recreation, and Social Welfare, Rijswijk (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Canada; United States